Critical Care Journal Clubs in Cambridge

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.

Adriana Cordier

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

Early troponin I in critical illness and its association with hospital mortality: a cohort study.

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?

Early Surgery versus Initial Conservative Treatment in Patients with Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage.

By Dr Pushpaj Gajendragadkar

Following trauma, early surgical evacuation of extradural and subdural haemorrhage is well established.