Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
REIS-FILHO, João Baptista dos; RIBEIRO, Sonia Beatriz Felix and JULIANO, Yara. Total proteins level on CSF and their prognostic significance in subarachnoid hemorrhage. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.1, pp.69-74. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1995000100011.
The main purpose of this study was to verify the value of CSF total proteins level on the prognosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage. In order of this, samples of 254 patients with diagnosis of intracranial bleeding were analyzed, with special attention to the rate of CSF total proteins. Statistical tests for evaluation of the results have been accomplished, revealing a close relationship between the total proteins rates increase and death in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, independent of sex and age. The limit score of total proteins level for survive was 3000 mg/100 ml (nephelometric method).
Keywords : stroke; subarachnoid hemorrhage; cerebrospinal fluid; prognosis.