Journal Clubs from CTICU, JVF ICU, and NCCU
Intensive versus standard lowering of blood pressure in the acute phase of intracranial haemorrhage
Intensive versus standard lowering of blood pressure in the acute phase of intracranial haemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Study Question: Is intensive BP lowering (systolic BP goal < 140mmHg) better compared to standard BP lowering (systolic BP goal < 180mmHg) in the acute phase management of Intracranial Haemorrhage (ICH)?
NCCU Journal Club: Early Troponin I in Critical Illness
Or…. is routine troponin measurement a good idea?
Presented by Dr Odysseas Papazachariadis
Elevated troponin is a biomarker of myocardial distress, frequently seen in ICU patients and has been shown to be associated with poor outcome.
A Stitch in Time?
By Dr Pushpaj Gajendragadkar
Following trauma, early surgical evacuation of extradural and subdural haemorrhage is well established.