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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


RODRIGUES-DE CARVALHO, Marta et al. Nutritional assessment of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage using the modified "Nutrition Risk in the Critically ill" score, and its association with outcomes. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2022, vol.39, n.4, pp.709-715.  Epub Oct 31, 2022. ISSN 1699-5198.


subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a rare and life-threatening cerebrovascular disease. Mitigating the factors that compromise patient recovery during neurocritical care due to SAH is of clinical benefit.


to evaluate the nutritional risk of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage using “The Modified Nutrition Risk in the Critically Ill” (mNUTRIC) score, and examine its association with outcomes such as mortality, time of mechanical ventilation, and functional status among survivors.


we designed a cross-sectional study. Patients with SAH admitted to the neurointensive critical care unit (neuroICU) in a tertiary care public hospital were eligible. The inclusion criteria were a minimum stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) of 24 hrs for subarachnoid hemorrhage from a nontraumatic, spontaneously ruptured cerebral aneurysm, and hospital admission within 24 hrs after the onset of symptoms.


high nutritional risk as stratified by the mNUTRIC score was associated with discharge type (OR = 0.346; 95 % CI = 0.182-0.650; p = 0.001), acute hypertensive hydrocephalus (OR = 4.371; 95 % CI = 2.283-8.549; p < 0.001), and functional outcome (OR = 0.106; 95 % CI = 0.025-0.0388; p < 0.001). The mNUTRIC score was significantly different among median age (p < 0.001), length of stay in the neuroICU (p = 0.005), SOFA score (p < 0.001), and APACHE II score (p < 0.001) categories.


this study demonstrated an association between nutritional risk assessment and outcomes such as length of stay in the neuroICU, type of discharge, functional status, and mortality prediction accuracy.

Keywords : Subarachnoid hemorrhage; Aneurysm; Nutritional sciences; Intensive care units; Critical care outcomes; Mortality.

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