Emergency department neurologic deterioration in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: Incidence, predictors, and prognostic significance

Ju Sing Fan, Hsien Hao Huang, Yen Chia Chen, David Hung Tsang Yen, Wei Fong Kao, Mu Shun Huang, Chun I. Huang, Chen Hsen Lee

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Abstract

Objectives: The objective was to explore the incidence, predictors, and prognostic significance of emergency department (ED) neurologic deterioration in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH). Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted at the ED, neurocritical care unit, and general intensive care unit of a university-affiliated medical center. Consecutive adult SICH patients treated in our ED from January 2002 through December 2009 were included, identified from the registered stroke data bank. These were cross-checked for coding with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification 431 and 432.9. Enrolled patients had SICH with elapsed times of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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