Osmotherapy · Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

SAH-patients: HyperHaes and reduction in ICP (2004)

“.. infusion of 2 ml kg(-1) during 20 min has a predictable and clinically significant beneficial effect on ICP and CPP.” Predictable reduction of intracranial hypertension with hypertonic saline hydroxyethyl starch: a prospective clinical trial in critically ill patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Bentsen et al, Norway. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 2004 Oct. Read the abstract here. Hypertonic… Continue reading SAH-patients: HyperHaes and reduction in ICP (2004)

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Sensitivity of computed tomography performed within six hours of onset of headache for diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage: prospective cohort study

An oft-cited and important study in SAH-diagnostics. “Modern third generation computed tomography is extremely sensitive in identifying subarachnoid haemorrhage when it is carried out within six hours of headache onset and interpreted by a qualified radiologist” Read the full article by Perry et al. in the BMJ (2011) here.