Functional outcome predictive potential for SMASH-U etiological classification in intracerebral hemorrhage

Takeaway

  • The SMASH-U etiological classification is an independent predictor of 12-month unfavorable outcome following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and strengthens outcome prediction when added to the max-ICH score model.

Why this matters

  • Accurately predicting 12-month functional outcomes following ICH can aid clinicians in applying treatment strategies.

  • SMASH-U has been shown to accurately predict mortality, but this study indicates it can also be used to predict long-term functional outcomes, leading to improved treatment approaches.