Management of poor-grade patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in the acute stage: Importance of close monitoring for neurological grade changes.

@article{Sasaki2004ManagementOP,
  title={Management of poor-grade patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in the acute stage: Importance of close monitoring for neurological grade changes.},
  author={Tatsuya Sasaki and Mitsuo Sato and Masahiro Oinuma and Jun Sakuma and Kyouichi Suzuki and Masato Matsumoto and Namio Kodama},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={531-5; discussion 535-7}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal management of poor-grade patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remains controversial. We evaluated therapeutic outcomes to identify appropriate treatments for SAH patients admitted with a poor grade. METHODS We retrospectively studied 136 patients admitted within 6 hours after SAH onset with a poor Hunt & Kosnik Grade (IV and V). RESULTS Of 136 poor-grade patients, 20 with massive intracerebral or subdural hematoma underwent urgent hematoma evacuation… CONTINUE READING
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