Wartenberg et al identified medical complications in patients after subarachnoid hemorrhage that impacted clinical outcome. These can help identify therapeutic targets that may improve the patient's prognosis. The authors are from New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University in New York City.


Poor outcome at 3 months after the bleed:

(1) unable to walk

(2) bed bound

(3) death


Medical complications of a subarachnoid hemorrhage associated with a poor outcome:

(1) fever > 38.3°C

(2) anemia (hemoglobin < 9 g/dL treated with transfusion)

(3) hyperglycemia (serum glucose > 11.1 mmol/L, > 200 mg/dL)


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