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Monitoring in Neurointensive Care - The Challenge to Detect Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in High-Grade Aneurysmal SAH.

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Vajkoczy, Peter
Published in Frontiers in Neurology. 2014, vol. 5, p. 134
Abstract Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is a feared and significant medical complication following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). It occurs in about 30% of patients surviving the initial hemorrhage, mostly between days 4 and 10 after aSAH. Clinical deterioration attributable to DCI is a diagnosis of exclusion and especially difficult to diagnose in patients who are comatose or sedated. The latter are typically patients with a high grade on the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies scale (WFNS grade 4-5), who represent approximately 40-70% of the patient population with ruptured aneurysms. In this group of patients, the incidence of DCI is often underestimated and higher when compared to low WFNS grade patients. To overcome difficulties in diagnosing DCI, which is especially relevant in sedated and comatose patients, the article reports the most recent recommendation for definition of DCI and discusses their advantages and problematic issues in neurocritical care practice. Finally, appropriate neuromonitoring techniques and their clinical impact in high-grade SAH patients are summarized.
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PMID: 25101052
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Research group Groupe Schaller Karl Lothard (neurochirurgie) (851)
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SARRAFZADEH-KHORASSANI, Asita Simone et al. Monitoring in Neurointensive Care - The Challenge to Detect Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in High-Grade Aneurysmal SAH. In: Frontiers in Neurology, 2014, vol. 5, p. 134. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:90802

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