Diabetes mellitus increases risk of vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage independent of glycemic control.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Symptomatic cerebral vasospasm (SCV) is a morbid sequela of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Its etiology is multifactorial and predicting onset can be challenging. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is known to affect vasoactive properties of vessels, but it has not been definitively correlated with SCV. We report that pre-existing DM is independently and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12028-009-9232-x

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