<< An Evidence-Based Approach To Diagnosis And Management Of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage In The Emergency Department (Stroke CME)

Critical Appraisal Of The Literature

The overall incidence of sSAH is relatively low and, therefore, the availability of high-quality evidence is limited. A literature search was performed using Ovid MEDLINE® and PubMed from 1950 to May 2014. Search terms included subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysm, thunderclap headache, sentinel headache, lumbar puncture, xanthochromia, emergency department, head CT, CTA, angiography, MRI, nimodipine, risk factors, prehospital care, diagnosis, management, analgesia, treatment, rebleeding, vasospasm, hypertension, antiepileptic, and combinations of these keywords. 

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