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Cognitive performance following rupture and repair of intracranial aneurysm

Richardson, J. T. E. (1991). Cognitive performance following rupture and repair of intracranial aneurysm. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 83(2) pp. 110–122.

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Modern microsurgical techniques enable most survivors of subarachnoid haemorrhage following ruptured intracranial aneurysm to make a good functional recovery. Nevertheless, it has been suggested that such patients suffer from a persistent disturbance of cognitive function. When tested 6 weeks after their discharge from the neurosurgical unit, patients from a consecutive series of 76 cases of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage demonstrated a moderate impairment of performance across a broad range of cognitive tasks. This was more pronounced in the case of patients who had suffered generalized postoperative vasospasm, but was unrelated to the site of the ruptured aneurysm. However, when patients were tested 6 months after discharge, the only consistent deficits were in the speed of retrieval of verbal items from semantic memory, and there was little evidence of any generalized cognitive impairment.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0001-6314
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49805
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 12:23
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:52
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