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By Jennifer A Frontera

From vital points of the actual exam to imaging experiences to healing procedures and dosage guidance, determination Making in Neurocritical Care presents a ...


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Class I Level B Monitoring and management of ICH should take place in an ICU setting. Class I Level B Appropriate antiepileptic medications should be used for treatment of clinical seizures in patients with ICH. Class I Level C Sources of fever should be treated, and antipyretic medications should be administered to lower temperature. Class I Level C Early mobilization and rehabilitation are recommended. Class I Level B Patients with acute ICH and hemiparesis/hemiplegia should have intermittent pneumatic compression for VTE prevention.

Class IIb Level B Minimally invasive clot evacuation utilizing a variety of mechanical devices and/or endoscopy awaits further testing. 4 2007 AHA/ASA Guidelines for the Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Adults (continued) Category Guidelines Class IIb Level B Patients with supratentorial lobar clots within 1 cm of the cortical surface may be considered for evacuation. Class IIb Level B Ultra-early craniotomy is not proven to improve functional outcome or mortality. Operative removal within 12 h, particularly when performed by less invasive methods, has the most evidence.

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