Monday, March 28, 2011

Blood pressure management in intracranial hemorrhage

In a recent issue of Emergency Medicine news Dr. James Roberts parses the portion of the 2010 ICH guidelines devoted to BP management.

Evidence to guide clinicians is slim, nevertheless the guideline authors managed to come up with some recommendations, based in part on clinical assessment as to whether the patient has elevated ICP, a very difficult assessment but one for which the guidelines offer suggestions.

What's changed and what hasn't changed are summarized in the article.

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