Clinical Prediction of Symptomatic Vasospasm in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Title: Clinical Prediction of Symptomatic Vasospasm in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Authors: Lee, Hubert
Date: 2017
Abstract: Objective: This study aims to derive a clinically-applicable decision rule to predict the risk of symptomatic vasospasm, a neurological deficit primarily due to abnormal narrowing of cerebral arteries supplying an attributable territory, in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Methods: SAH patients presenting from 2002 to 2011 were analyzed using logistic regression and recursive partitioning to identify clinical, radiological, and laboratory features that predict the occurrence of symptomatic vasospasm. Results: The incidence of symptomatic vasospasm was 21.0%. On multivariate logistic regression analysis, significant predictors of symptomatic vasospasm included age 40-59 years, high Modified Fisher Grade (Grades 3 and 4), and anterior circulation aneurysms. Conclusion: Development of symptomatic vasospasm can be reliably predicted using a clinical decision rule created by logistic regression. It exhibits increased accuracy over the Modified Fisher Grade alone and may serve as a useful clinical tool to individualize vasospasm risk once prospectively validated in other neurosurgical centres.
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