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Key Info

Still Recruiting For: Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Hull, Sheffield, Middlesbrough, Coventry and Bristol

Aim

This audit will evaluate whether current UK management of patients following spontaneous sub-arachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) adheres to European Stroke Organisation guidelines for electrolyte monitoring after SAH and the European Society of Endocrinology guidelines for investigation of hyponatremia.

Study Type

Large scale national audit

Study Period

Data collection will occur over a two-month period between 1st October – 31st March.

Study Protocol

Provisional protocol-please ensure you are using the most recent protocol.

Eligibility

  • Any medical student or doctor working in the UK or Republic of Ireland
  • Able to partake in data collection at a participating neurosurgical unit

Crediting

All consultants, trainees, or medical students contributing to data collection will receive credit with collaborator status on all publications

Enquiries

Why?

Despite being the most commonly detected electrolyte abnormality occurring in SAH patients, no national guidelines have been developed to directly address the management of hyponatremia following SAH.

Furthermore, the specific impact of hyponatremia on SAH outcomes has not yet been defined, due to inconsistency and bias across studies. This audit seeks to establish a national baseline through a UK-wide, hospital-based audit of screening, investigation, and management of hyponatremia following SAH.

This is an excellent opportunity for involvement in neurosurgery, endocrinology, and in audit.

All consultants, trainees, or medical students contributing to data collection will receive credit with collaborator status on all publications.