Clinical practice guidelines in intracerebral haemorrhage

Neurologia. 2013 May;28(4):236-49. doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2011.03.010. Epub 2011 May 13.
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Intracerebral haemorrhage accounts for 10%-15% of all strokes; however it has a poor prognosis with higher rates of morbidity and mortality. Neurological deterioration is often observed during the first hours after onset and determines poor prognosis. Intracerebral haemorrhage, therefore, is a neurological emergency which must be diagnosed and treated properly as soon as possible. In this guide we review the diagnostic procedures and factors that influence the prognosis of patients with intracerebral haemorrhage and we establish recommendations for the therapeutic strategy, systematic diagnosis, acute treatment and secondary prevention for this condition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / drug therapy*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / surgery
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Humans
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Stroke / therapy