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STROKE-RESUSCITATION

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STROKE-RESUSCITATION

1. ABC of critical care: airway management, respiratory support, BP control.
2. IV fluids, avoid hypotonic fluids which may worsen cerebral edema.
3. Keep patient NBM.
4. Emergent CT brain (plain scan) +/- angiography & perfusion scan.
5. Seizure management.
6. BSL: keep patient normo-glycemic.
7. ICP control.
8. Fever management: fever can be potentially harmful to the ischemic brain.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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