Article Text

PDF

Relationship between presence of vasoconstrictor activity in cerebrospinal fluid and time after subarachnoid haemorrhage from rupture of cerebral arterial aneurysms.
  1. T M Hunt,
  2. G H Du Boulay,
  3. W P Blaso,
  4. D M Forster,
  5. D J Boullin

    Abstract

    The relationship between clinical condition and vasoconstrictor factors in cerebrospinal fluid was studied in 19 patients for up to six weeks after subarachnoid haemorrhage. Vasoconstrictor activity was assayed biologically. Sixteen of 19 patients improved as vasoconstrictor activity declined; this pattern was not significantly influenced by surgery. Serial angiography was performed on three patients and a qualitative relationship was shown between arterial dilatation, clinical improvement, and reduced pharmacological activity.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.