Factors associated with poor outcomes in patients with mild or moderate acute subdural hematomas

Shiho Hiraizumi, Naoto Shiomi, Tadashi Echigo, Hideki Oka, Akihiko Hino, Mineko Baba, Masahito Hitosugi

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The factors influencing the outcomes of mild/moderate acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) are still unclear. Retrospective analyses were performed to identify such factors. The medical records of all patients who were admitted to Saiseikai Shiga Hospital with mild (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score of 14–15) or moderate (GCS score of 9–13) ASDH between April 2008 and March 2017 were reviewed. Comparisons between the patients who exhibited favorable and poor outcomes were performed. Then, independent factors that contributed to poor outcomes were identified via logistic regression analyses. A total of 266 patients with a mean age of 70.2 were included in this study. The most common concomitant injuries were subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAHs; 56.8%). The patients’ Injury Severity Scores (ISS) ranged from 16 to 75 (median: 21). The 66 moderate ASDH patients exhibited significantly higher frequencies of surgery and mortality (24.2% and 13.6%, respectively) than the 200 mild ASDH patients (8.0% and 4.5%, respectively). The factors associated with poor outcomes were age (odds ratio [OR]: 1.06) and the ISS (OR: 1.24) in the mild ASDH patients, and older age (OR: 1.09) and the higher ISS (OR: 1.15) in the moderate group, too.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-410
Number of pages9
JournalNeurologia medico-chirurgica
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Acute subdural hematoma
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Outcome
  • Prognostic factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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