Hematology and coagulation parameters predict outcome in Taiwanese patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

Eur J Neurol. 2005 Mar;12(3):226-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2004.01018.x.


Volume of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, peripheral edema around the hematoma, and hydrocephalus are good predictors of mortality in patients with spontaneous ICH from western countries. However, the significance of hematologic and biochemical parameters associated with spontaneous ICH has not been extensively studied. This study was designed to determine prognostic factors for spontaneous ICH in Taiwanese patients. We prospectively studied 109 consecutive patients with spontaneous ICH admitted to Changhua Christian Medical Center. Clinical and laboratory data were collected and analyzed. Mean age was 62.3 years. There were 63 men (58%) and 46 women (42%). Differences in GCS score, ICH score, and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score between the survival and non-survival groups were statistically significant. Laboratory data were statistically different using multivariate analysis for platelet count, prothrombin time, and white cell count. This is the first study providing information on predictors of spontaneous ICH mortality in Taiwanese patients. The prothrombin time and platelet count on the first day were good early predictors of mortality. This finding in ethnically Chinese patients appears to be different from the profile for patients from western countries.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Blood Coagulation Disorders / blood
  • Blood Coagulation Tests / statistics & numerical data*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / blood*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Hematologic Tests / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Platelet Count
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Prospective Studies
  • Prothrombin Time
  • Survival Analysis
  • Taiwan / epidemiology