From the Blogs — Brainstorm: Are Subarachnoid Hemorrhages Affected by the Weather?

April 26, 2017

From the Blogs — Brainstorm: Are Subarachnoid Hemorrhages Affected by the Weather?

Harrison Reed, PA-C, looks for scientific evidence on a colleague's assertion that the ICU fills up during bad weather, in the In Practice blog.

“When I walked into the ICU and stared at the roster of current patients, my jaw hit the floor.

‘Ho-lee cow,' I said as I scanned the list of diagnoses. The entire unit was full of patients with hemorrhages in their skulls.

‘Yeah, man.' The physician finishing the previous night's shift leaned back in his chair. ‘Didn't you feel the change in weather this week? That's when all of the aneurysms pop.'”

Looking into the issue, blogger Harrison Reed finds that the idea of the weather exacerbating health problems also interested Hippocrates as far back as 400 B.C. Read what he found in this week's In Practice blog post.

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