Werner Hacke

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Name: Werner Hacke
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Removing Part of the Skull Saves Older Stroke Patients

A new study reveals that hemicraniectomy in stroke patients older than 60 with life-threatening brain edema cuts mortality rate by more than half compared with conservative treatment.Researchers at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) randomly assigned ... [Published Hospi Medica - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 2 reports

Surgery after major stroke also improves survival odds in elderly patients

Patients who are over the age of 60 and have suffered a major stroke due to blockage of the middle cerebral artery benefit from hemicraniectomy - removal of part of the skull located above the affected brain tissue. The procedure relieves increased pressure ... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke

(HealthDay News) -- Removing half the skull is a drastic step, but it's one that can save lives in people over 60 who've had a severe stroke, new research indicates.Unfortunately, even though the procedure -- called hemicraniectomy -- reduces pressure ... [Published Health Finder - Mar 19 2014]

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"Many patients do not accept the notion of survival with severe disability, especially in very old age," Professor Unterberg reported. "for this reason, in older patients in particular, the pros and cons of the procedure must be discussed with the patients and their families" Professor Hacke added. Neurosurgeons and neurologists therefore need to discuss this type of treatment with patients and their families...
"some of these older stroke survivors do have a severe disability, which may require help in most daily activities" added Hacke, a professor of neurology and chairman of the neurological center at the University of Heidelberg, in Germany

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