ICU Cohort Study: Prognostic markers for patients in a neurological ICU

The individual prognosis of patients with underlying neurological diseases plays an important role already during the acute therapy on an ICU. Furthermore, prognosis is of major importance for the planning of further treatment options especially for rehabilitation measures. In many patients, typical complications on an ICU like infections or pulmonary embolisms can negatively affect the individual prognosis. Patients with underlying neurological diseases often have a long-lasting disease course over months. Especially in these patients, prognosis is often uncertain. In these patients, the question concerning appropriateness and the goal of intensive medical therapy arises. An early and reliable prediction of the disease course could facilitate treatment decisions. The goal of the ICU cohort study was therefore to evaluate the predictive properties of clinical, immunological, imaging, and other paraclinical parameters for the prediction of long-term outcome in patients treated on a neurological ICU.

Study Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Meisel (WG Cerebrovascular Diseases, NCRC, CSB, Neurology CCM)

Course of the study: 27.06.2012 - 3.10.2016