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Frequency/prevalence analysis of risk factors on aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
© BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
- Published: 1 March 2010
- Confidence Interval
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Oral Contraceptive
- Arterial Hypertension
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a catastrophic clinical event in which 2/3 of spontaneous SAH are characterized by rupture and bleeding of cerebral aneurysm.
After institutional approval and informed consent, this prospective observational study took place from April 2008 to November 2009, involved all adult patients with spontaneous SAH admitted to the ICU, evaluating the frequency/prevalence of some factors such as: gender, age, skin color, arterial hypertension (AH), smoking habit, diabetes mellitus (DM), alcoholism, dyslipidemia, sedentary and use of oral contraceptive method.
We can show that among all RF, female gender, AH and smoking habit had greatest prevalence index; the factor skin color had a wide distribution from its variants; other RF as DM, alcoholism, dyslipidemia, sedentary, and use of oral contraceptives had not obtained significant prevalence on patients with aneurysmal SAH.