Early Brain Injury or Cerebral Vasospasm

Early Brain Injury or Cerebral Vasospasm

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More than 40 articles provide an extensive coverage of clinical and basic science advances over the last three years of research on subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced brain injuries. Early brain injury, the new frontier of subarachnoid hemorrhage research, which may be a key contributor to the high mortality and morbidity, promotes collaborative efforts from neurosurgery, neurology, neuro-ICU into other interrelated fields and basic neurosciences. For the first time, subarachnoid hemorrhage research is almost equally divided by early brain injury and cerebral vasospasm, mechanistic investigations and therapeutic approaches, demonstrating a translational feature of the future direction.The diagnosis of patients was according to the International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnostic code for SAH (ICD-9-CM diagnostic code 430). Patient demographics, including sex, age and past history of alcohol abuse, were traced. Systemic complications such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTI) and electrolyte disorder were also documented.

Title:Early Brain Injury or Cerebral Vasospasm
Author:Hua Feng, Ying Mao, John H. Zhang
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-11-30


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