Risk Factors for Mortality and Neurologic Disability After Intracerebral Hemorrhage
A new study validates two commonly used prognostic scores for neurologic disability or death after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and identifies several additional factors associated with poor outcomes. The researchers screened individual characteristics for their association with 90-day outcome of neurologic disability or mortality, A notable absence" as a risk factor for poor outcomes was anticoagulant use at time of admission.
Race and ethnicity were not independently associated with outcomes. The additional risk factors identified in this analysis "may be clinically useful to treating physicians to improve on estimation of outcomes beyond the traditional scores. The study stressed upon the fact that clinicians should also resist the urge to provide precise outcome prognosis at onset, or probably even early after an ICH has occurred.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)