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Brain haemorrhage prognosis, treatment advice vary across physicians
 

Brain haemorrhage prognosis, treatment advice vary across physicians

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Physician judgment of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) prognoses and treatment recommendations appear to vary substantially, making an impact on clinical decision making, a recent study suggests.
 
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15 Aug 2016 - General
 
Marinelle Castro That is true. The ICH score has a lot of limitations. One of the most glaring limitations is that ICH scoring does not provide an estimate of functional recovery prognosis. The study has mentioned use of outcome scales that predict recovery as well. From a rehabilitation medicine standpoint, a high ICH score (or mild ICH) has a better prognosis for recovery as compared to infarct. This is because...
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Interesting paper. Although the full text of the journal is not available online, I think this research was carried out in America. I think one of the reasons why there is a difference in prognostication among neurosurgeons and neurologists is because they probably use different mortality scales. In the Philippines, the most widely used prognostication scale for intracerebral hemorrhage is the ICH score, which gives a rough estimate of 30-day mortality in percent. Technically, this scoring syste...
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