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J Neurosurg. 1984 Aug;61(2):225-30.

Antifibrinolytic therapy in the acute period following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Preliminary observations from the Cooperative Aneurysm Study.

Abstract

Antifibrinolytic therapy remains a controversial issue in the management of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The relationship of antifibrinolytic therapy with mortality, rebleeding, ischemia, hydrocephalus, and clotting abnormalities was studied in 672 patients in the International Cooperative Study on the Timing of Aneurysm Surgery. The patients with antifibrinolytic therapy had a significantly lower rebleeding rate, but higher rates of ischemic deficits and hydrocephalus. The net result was no difference in mortality in the 1st month following the initial SAH. Further clinical trials are needed to determine the overall effects of antifibrinolytic therapy.

PMID:
6737046
DOI:
10.3171/jns.1984.61.2.0225
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