Last updated on April 2018

Sevoflurane in Subarachnoidal Haemorrhage


Brief description of study

Feasibility and safety of short term application of sevoflurane in patients with SAH treated with aneurysm coiling or clipping in the setting of a neurointensive care unit.

Detailed Study Description

After admission to the ICU, before the coiling / clipping intervention has been performed, the patients are screened for eligibility. When the patients are coming back to the ICU, after successful aneurysm coiling or clipping, data of artificial ventilation, systemic and other cerebral parameters will be collected continuously by online monitoring, starting at baseline and stopping at discharge of the ICU. Sevoflurane will be vaporized and administrated by the MIRUSSystem directly to the inspiratory part of the ventilation circuit for the next 4 hours. In the following 14 days of the stay on the ICU, standard monitoring parameters, the appearance of vasospasm and brain oedema will be recorded. Besides the continuous online monitoring, laboratory assessment will be performed daily. At day 72 and day 142 after bleeding a MRI or CT examination will be performed, according to the clinical condition of the patient, to detect secondary brain injuries, as ischemia or brain oedema. At ICU discharge, the neurological outcome will be assesses applying GOS.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02946437

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