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Table 1 Frequency of main diagnoses of patients with external drainage of cerebrospinal fluid included in this study

From: Point-of-care detection of lactate in cerebrospinal fluid

Main diagnosis N (female) age
All diagnoses 62 (23) 59.5 ± 12.3
Subarachnoid hemorrhage 30 (15) 56.6 ± 12.6
Intracranial bleeding 15 (5) 63.8 ± 15.5
Traumatic brain injury 8 (0) 66.9 ± 11.5
Others 9 (3) 54.3 ± 16.1
  1. Other diagnoses were hydrocephalus, subdural bleeding, epidural bleeding, abscess, cerebrospinal fluid fistula, cerebral infarction