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Nimodipine for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 

Nimodipine for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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Nimodipine for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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Teddy S. Youn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199377527.003.0021
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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in neurocritical care. Does nimodipine prevent or alter the severity of ischemic neurologic deficits due to vasospasm in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. This double-blind randomized controlled trial established that oral nimodipine is a part of standard treatment for awake patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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