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Clinical significance of plasma adrenaline and noradrenaline concentrations in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage.
  1. C R Benedict,
  2. A B Loach

    Abstract

    Plasma adrenaline and noradrenaline concentrations were measured in 21 patients after subarachnoid haemorrhage and in 13 control patients. Plasma noradrenaline concentrations were significantly raised in patients recovering from subarachnoid haemorrhage, confirming clinical evidence of overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. Plasma noradrenaline concentrations in patients with a poor result were significantly higher at the time of admission than in patients with a good result, and the differences became more significant two to three days later. Therefore, the measurement of plasma noradrenaline concentrations may be a valuable test to assist clinical assessment in distinguishing between the two groups preoperatively.

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