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The effects of earlier surgery and shorter bedrest on the outcome in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage.
  1. S Juvela,
  2. M Kaste,
  3. M Hillbom
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Helsinki, Finland.

    Abstract

    The effects of earlier surgery and shorter bedrest on the outcome in 338 consecutive patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage admitted within five years to a primary emergency hospital were evaluated. Mortality from rebleeds diminished more than surgical mortality increased. Shortened bedrest did not increase the number of rebleeds in patients not operated on. The combined mortality from rebleed and surgery decreased by 32% and the overall mortality by 21%.

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