A very worthwhile and insightful overview of SAH management in the acute phase. Courtesy of Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain. Read it here.
A quick run-through on acute care of subarachnoid haemorrhage patiefnts by the always-relevant Life In The Fast Lane guys.
“.. 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)
Neurogenic Pulmonary Oedema by Dr John Griffiths of Anaesthesia UK. A very nice synopsis of this very relevant topic.
Read the full text article from D´Souza here. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, 2015 Jul.
Nice synopsis of the radiological features of SAH for non-radiologists by radiopaedia.org. Read the entry here.
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.