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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage

The Bottom Line - Feb 12, 2016
Mendelow. Journal of Neurotrauma 2015;32(17):1312-1323. doi:10.1089/neu.2014.3644
"Clinical Question
  • In patients with traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage (TICH), does early surgery (haematoma evacuation within 12 h of randomisation) compared with initial conservative management reduce major disability and death at 6 months after injury?
The Bottom Line
  • Early surgery in TICH cannot be recommended solely on this evidence of a mortality benefit, a larger trial with a patient population generalisable to the UK is needed to explore if early surgery improves functional outcome in TICH"
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