Neurologic Functional Outcomes of Decompressive Hemicraniectomy Versus Conventional Treatment for Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

@article{Li2017NeurologicFO,
  title={Neurologic Functional Outcomes of Decompressive Hemicraniectomy Versus Conventional Treatment for Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.},
  author={Yu-ping Li and Meng-Zhuo Hou and Guang-Yu Lu and Natalia Ciccone and Xing-dong Wang and Lun Dong and Chen cheng and Heng-zhu Zhang},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={99},
  pages={709-725.e3}
}
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to evaluate decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) versus conventional treatment (CT) for patients with malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction and to investigate the impact of age and surgical timing on neurologic function and mortality. METHODS We searched English and Chinese databases for randomized… CONTINUE READING