Ebs mg so4 and sah

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Ebs mg so4 and sah

  1. 1. Magnesium for aneurysmal SHA: panacea or illusion? EBS presentation 26/07/2012 David Bervini, Nazih Assaad
  2. 2. Searchable question• “Is i.v. MgSO4 treatment effective in improving the outcome of patient experiencing aneurysmal SAH?”• Databases – Ovid Medline, using MeSH – Ovid EMBASE, using Emtree – Scopus using review articles and tracking references – The Cochrane Collaboration
  3. 3. • P Patient with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage• I i.v. MgSO4• C no MgSO4• O clinical outcome
  4. 4. Medline VS EMBASE Search strategy
  5. 5. Cochrane 2008• MgSO4 VS placebo in addition of nimodipine
  6. 6. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Evidence Hierarchy• At least 6 level II studies• At least 10 level I reviews (including Cochrane)
  7. 7. Conclusion and discussion

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