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  • TITLE: Hydroelectrolytic Disorders in Cerebroleted Patients in the Intensive Care Unit of Gabriel Touré Teaching Hospital

    AUTHORS: Diop Thierno Madane, Mangané Moustapha Issa, Almeimoune Abdoul Hamidou, Mariko Mahamane, Beye Seydina Alioune, Dembele Alaji Seidou, Coulibaly Mahamadoun, Ouattara Kassoum, Kaloga Mahamane Asseye, Siriman Koita, Ebongue Sandrine, Diango Djibo Mahamane

    KEYWORDS: Hydro-Electrolyte Disorders, Cerebroleses, Resuscitation, Teaching Hospital Gabriel Toure

    JOURNAL NAME: Neuroscience and Medicine, Vol.11 No.2, May 14, 2020

    ABSTRACT: A cerebrole is a patient with a neurological deficit of central origin; these patients very often present disorders of the ion concentration, hence the need for hospitalization in intensive care. The aim of our study was to study hydro-electrolyte disorders in brain-damaged patients, to describe the clinical aspects, to identify the contributing factors and to determine the prognosis of these patients in the intensive care unit of gabriel touré teaching hospital. Material and Methods: It was a prospective cross-sectional study, descriptive of a period of 11 months going from June 2015 to April 2016 in the intensive care unit of CHU Gabriel TOURE we included all the cerebral patients admitted in intensive care in which hydro-ionic disorders have detected on arrival or during hospitalization. Data were collected through transfer sheets, a survey sheet and medical records. Data entry and analysis were done respectively on SPSS software (version 19) and Microsoft Word Starter 2010 software. Results: During our study, out of 450 hospitalization patients, we identified 110 brain-damaged patients and 75 patients were retained in our study, i.e. a prevalence of 16.6%. Male was predominant with 72% with a sex ratio of 2.5 the age group 20 - 50 years was majority with 45.3%, the average age was 38.49 years. The majority of patients (58.7%) were admitted from the emergency department. The most common reason for admission was impairment of consciousness in 94.7% (Table 1) of cases and the Glasgow admission score was less than or equal to 8 in 58.7% (Table 1) of patients. Hydro-electrolyte disturbances were present in 93.3% of patients on admission. Hyponatremia was the most common disorder with 56% (42 cases). Followed by hyperkalaemia 10.7% (8 cases), hypernatremia 9.3% (7 cases), at hypocalcemia 9.3% (7 cases), associated disorders 8% (6 cases). Brain CT was performed in 52% of the patients. In our study, malaria was the most common etiology of ionic disorders with 36%. Of the patients who died, 80% had developed hyponatremia after 5 days in hospital, and the overall lethality was 73.3%. Conclusion: Hydro-electrolyte disorders are frequent in the intensive care setting and their management must be rapid in order to reduce morbidity and mortality.