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The effects of earlier surgery and shorter bedrest on the outcome in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage.

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Journal
Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
0022-3050
Publisher
BMJ
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  • Research Article
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

The effects of earlier surgery and shorter bedrest on the outcome in 338 consecutive patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage admitted within five years to a primary emergency hospital were evaluated. Mortality from rebleeds diminished more than surgical mortality increased. Shortened bedrest did not increase the number of rebleeds in patients not operated on. The combined mortality from rebleed and surgery decreased by 32% and the overall mortality by 21%.

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