Influence of Fever and Hospital-Acquired Infection on the Incidence of Delayed Neurological Deficit and Poor Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

@inproceedings{Douds2012InfluenceOF,
  title={Influence of Fever and Hospital-Acquired Infection on the Incidence of Delayed Neurological Deficit and Poor Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage},
  author={Gregory L. Douds and Bi Tadzong and Akash D. Agarwal and Satish Krishnamurthy and Erik B. Lehman and Kevin M. Cockroft},
  booktitle={Neurology research international},
  year={2012}
}
Although fever and infection have been implicated in the causation of delayed neurological deficits (DND) and poor outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), the relationship between these two often related events has not been extensively studied. We reviewed these events through of our retrospective database of patients with SAH. Multivariate logistic regression was used to determine independent predictors of DND and poor outcome. A total of 186 patients were analyzed. DND was… CONTINUE READING

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