J. -E. Starmark

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Sixty-three patients operated on for an acute aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage were evaluated comprehensively over 5 years. The level of social outcome was assessed by a Swedish eight-point version of the Glasgow Outcome Scale (S-GOS) at 0, 3, 6, 12, 24 and 60 months after discharge from a neurosurgical department. Stepwise comparisons of long-term(More)
A new scale for assessment of overall responsiveness, the Reaction Level Scale (RLS 85), which has been shown to have better reliability than the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), has been tested in four neurosurgical departments regarding inter-observer agreement and coveragei. e. the proportion of patients that could be assessed by the scale. In a carefully(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the concurrent validity and the inter-rater reliability of the Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire. DESIGN The approach was to study the concurrent validity of the Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire when used as an interview questionnaire compared with a self-report questionnaire administered by the patients. The inter-rater(More)
A critical review of a meta-analysis published in JAMA of early clinical neurological signs to detect "good" or "bad" outcome after cardiac arrest is presented. The review focuses on weaknesses of Glasgow Coma Scale, the Glasgow-Pittsburgh Cerebral Performance Categories (CPC) and on individual differences in factors after arrest for study inclusion. It is(More)
The Reaction Level Scale (RLS 85) is a “coma scale” for the direct assessment of overall reaction level in patients with acute brain disorders. It is devised for reliable use even in the management of patients who are difficult to assess, such as intubated patients and patients with swollen eyelids. We here present the manual of the RLS 85 and the(More)
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