It is generally agreed, mortality and morbidity rates, in patients operated on for ruptured intracranial aneurysm, strictly depend upon the state at admission. Nevertheless, a precise definition of surgical mortality is still not available. Even the term morbidity still remains rather controversial for the lack of accurate evaluation scales. The wide range of parameters, affecting the composition of sample and outcome of patients, such as age, blood at CT scan and atherosclerosis at angiography, makes harder a correct statistical analysis of mortality and morbidity. Moreover, the gap between bleeding and admission, the management and choice of treatment, the selection of unicentric or multicentric studies, the level of the hospital introduce even more striking bias errors. Recent papers reported concrete improvements obtained by means of both aggressive therapeutical behaviour and adequate intensive care management. Among factors, producing improvement of the overall outcome, have to be also reported the encouraging preliminary results supplied by the interventional neuroradiological techniques. However, the overall mortality rate of SAH remains high. Thus, a coded scheme for detection and prevention of risk factors significatively associated to mortality and outcome can be only worked out by employing an appropriate therapeutical behaviour and an adequate intensive care management. Furthermore, employment of feasible evaluation scales will be essential to point out the most accurate procedure for management and treatment of patients with intracranial ruptured aneurysm. We think CESE, developed by one of the authors, to be considered as an adequate method for the assessment of results at follow-up.

Mortality and morbidity in patients operated on for ruptured intracranial aneurysms / R.M. Villani, A. De Santis, L. Bello, G. Ceccarelli, A. Lanterna, D. Spagnoli. - In: JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 0390-5616. - 42:1 suppl. 1(1998), pp. 101-106.

Mortality and morbidity in patients operated on for ruptured intracranial aneurysms

R.M. Villani
Primo
;
A. De Santis
Secondo
;
L. Bello;
1998

Abstract

It is generally agreed, mortality and morbidity rates, in patients operated on for ruptured intracranial aneurysm, strictly depend upon the state at admission. Nevertheless, a precise definition of surgical mortality is still not available. Even the term morbidity still remains rather controversial for the lack of accurate evaluation scales. The wide range of parameters, affecting the composition of sample and outcome of patients, such as age, blood at CT scan and atherosclerosis at angiography, makes harder a correct statistical analysis of mortality and morbidity. Moreover, the gap between bleeding and admission, the management and choice of treatment, the selection of unicentric or multicentric studies, the level of the hospital introduce even more striking bias errors. Recent papers reported concrete improvements obtained by means of both aggressive therapeutical behaviour and adequate intensive care management. Among factors, producing improvement of the overall outcome, have to be also reported the encouraging preliminary results supplied by the interventional neuroradiological techniques. However, the overall mortality rate of SAH remains high. Thus, a coded scheme for detection and prevention of risk factors significatively associated to mortality and outcome can be only worked out by employing an appropriate therapeutical behaviour and an adequate intensive care management. Furthermore, employment of feasible evaluation scales will be essential to point out the most accurate procedure for management and treatment of patients with intracranial ruptured aneurysm. We think CESE, developed by one of the authors, to be considered as an adequate method for the assessment of results at follow-up.
Aneurysm ruptured; Aneurysm surgery; Cerebral aneurysm; Cerebral aneurysm epidemiology; Cerebral aneurysm mortality
Settore MED/27 - Neurochirurgia
Article (author)
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/2434/141228
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 0
  • Scopus 1
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact