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Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Dec;109(10):853-7. Epub 2007 Sep 14.

Outcomes of 24 patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage aged 80 years or older in a single center.

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Department of Neurosurgery, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan. sasano-tky@umin.ac.jp

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

In the developed countries, elderly population is rapidly increasing, but outcomes of elderly patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remain unclear.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of non-traumatic SAH patients aged 80 years or older, who were hospitalized in a single center between 2000 and 2005.

RESULTS:

There were 24 patients (80-92 years old and 83% female), representing 8.8% of all non-traumatic SAHs (n=272). Of those, six patients received an intervention (five clipping and one endovascular coiling) and the remaining 18 patients were managed conservatively. The patients who received an intervention were younger and had a better consciousness at presentation. Early mortality rate within 30 days after SAH was higher in the conservative group (61% [11/18] and 17% [1/6], p=0.155). At 6 months, mortality rate was significantly higher in the conservative group (83% [15/18] and 33% [2/6], p=0.038), and independence rate was higher in the intervention group (33% [2/6] and 0% [0/18], p=0.054). Logistic regression analysis showed that age and degree of consciousness on admission were significant predictor of outcome in 4 weeks, and that receiving intervention was significant predictor of outcome in 6 months.

CONCLUSION:

In elderly SAH patients with good clinical condition at presentation, an active intervention may improve the outcome.

PMID:
17868980
DOI:
10.1016/j.clineuro.2007.08.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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