Predictors of outcome in patients with spontaneous intracereberal hemorrhage admitted to Liaquat University Hospital | Shaikh | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 

Predictors of outcome in patients with spontaneous intracereberal hemorrhage admitted to Liaquat University Hospital

Samiullah Shaikh, Ansari Shuaib, Shaikh Khalid, Baloch Ghulam Hussain

Abstract


Objective: To study the frequency of mortality and evaluate the influence of various prognostic factors such as Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) Score, volume of hematoma and age on the outcome of the patient admitted with intracereberal hemorrhage.

Methodology: This descriptive case series study was conducted at Liaquat University of Medical &Health Sciences hospital from July 2006 to March 2008. It included 399 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of SICH within 24 hours of their first stroke onset. Patients excluded from study were with hemorrhage secondary to brain tumors, to trauma, to hemorrhagic transformation of cerebral infarct and with previous history of hemorrhagic stroke. The patients data was collected in a well designed Proforma. The volume of hematoma was calculated according to ABC/2 formula. Quantitative variables were described as mean withSD. While qualitative variables were described as frequency and percentages. Age, GCS score and volume of hematoma compared to the outcome of the patients by receiver operating characteristics (ROC). The level of Significance was 60 ml have the worst outcome.


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