Decompressive surgery in space-occupying hemispheric infarction: results of an open, prospective trial.

@article{Rieke1995DecompressiveSI,
  title={Decompressive surgery in space-occupying hemispheric infarction: results of an open, prospective trial.},
  author={Klaus Rieke and Stefan Schwab and D W Krieger and R{\"u}diger von Kummer and Alfred Aschoff and Volker Schuchardt and Werner Hacke},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={
          1576-87
        }
}
  • Klaus Rieke, Stefan Schwab, +4 authors Werner Hacke
  • Published in Critical care medicine 1995
  • Medicine
  • OBJECTIVE Space-occupying hemispheric infarctions, requiring neurocritical care treatment, demonstrate high mortality and morbidity rates. This study was performed to determine the beneficial effects of decompressive craniotomy on mortality and morbidity rates. DESIGN Open, nonrandomized, control trial. Outcome was rated at discharge from the hospital (Glasgow Outcome Scale) and at follow-up (Barthel Index, Oxford Handicap Scale). SETTING Patient recruitment from the Department of Neurology… CONTINUE READING

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