Ethical approach to surrogate consent for hemicraniectomy in older patients with extensive middle cerebral artery stroke.

@article{Lukovits2014EthicalAT,
  title={Ethical approach to surrogate consent for hemicraniectomy in older patients with extensive middle cerebral artery stroke.},
  author={Timothy G. Lukovits and James L. Bernat},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={2833-5}
}
1 has reignited the controversy over performing hemicraniectomy in the elderly population, highlighting the question of how preference-based medicine 2 should be applied to patients with severe stroke. The trial concluded that hemicraniectomy increased survival without severe disability. 1 The surgically treated group had better scores across multiple outcome measures including the percentage with no to moderately severe disability (score of 0–4 on the modified Rankin scale) and mean scores on… CONTINUE READING

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