Measuring the Impact of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia on Neuropsychological Outcome After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-Protocol of a Swiss Nationwide Observational Study (MoCA-DCI Study).

Stienen, Martin N; Fung, Christian; Bijlenga, Philippe; Zumofen, Daniel W; Maduri, Rodolfo; Robert, Thomas; Seule, Martin A; Marbacher, Serge; Geisseler, Olivia; Brugger, Peter; Gutbrod, Klemens; Chicherio, Christian; Monsch, Andreas U; Beaud, Valérie; Rossi, Stefania; Früh, Severin; Schmid, Nicole; Smoll, Nicolas R; Keller, Emanuela and Regli, Luca (2019). Measuring the Impact of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia on Neuropsychological Outcome After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-Protocol of a Swiss Nationwide Observational Study (MoCA-DCI Study). Neurosurgery, 84(5), pp. 1124-1132. Oxford University Press 10.1093/neuros/nyy155

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BACKGROUND The exact relationship between delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and neuropsychological impairment remains unknown, as previous studies lacked a baseline examination after aneurysm occlusion but before the DCI-period. Neuropsychological evaluation of acutely ill patients is often applied in a busy intensive care unit (ICU), where distraction represents a bias to the obtained results. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between DCI and neuropsychological outcome after aSAH by comparing the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) results in aSAH patients with and without DCI at 3 mo with a baseline examination before the DCI-period (part 1). To determine the reliability of the MoCA, when applied in an ICU setting (part 2). METHODS Prospective, multicenter, and observational study performed at all Swiss neurovascular centers. For part 1, n = 240 consecutive aSAH patients and for part 2, n = 50 patients with acute brain injury are recruited. EXPECTED OUTCOMES Part 1: Effect size of the relationship between DCI and neuropsychological outcome (MoCA). Part 2: Reliability measures for the MoCA. DISCUSSION The institutional review boards approved this study on July 4, 2017 under case number BASEC 2017-00103. After completion, the results will be offered to an international scientific journal for peer-reviewed publication. This study determines the exact impact of DCI on the neuropsychological outcome after aSAH, unbiased by confounding factors such as early brain injury or patient-specific characteristics. The study provides unique insights in the neuropsychological state of patients in the early period after aSAH.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery

UniBE Contributor:

Fung, Christian and Gutbrod, Klemens

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1524-4040

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefanie Hetzenecker

Date Deposited:

14 Jun 2018 08:13

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 12:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/neuros/nyy155

PubMed ID:

29762759

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.117191

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/117191

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