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Dr. David Y. Hwang, professor and chief of the UNC Division of Neurocritical Care, is the lead author of a new joint guideline on behalf of the U.S. and German Neurocritical Care Societies on best practices for outcome prognostication for critically ill patients admitted with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).  The guideline, one of a series that the two societies are collaborating on for common severe acute brain injuries, warns clinicians against anchoring their early impressions of prognosis for ICH patients on any one clinical variable or grading scale, even those such as a patient’s age or their original ICH score. The guideline, which was endorsed by the American Heart Association, the German Society for Neurosurgery, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and which was affirmed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons, was recently published in the journal Neurocritical Care.  Co-authored by a panel of 18 academic clinicians across the US and Germany, the document was co-led by Dr. Hwang; Keri S. Kim, clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago; and Jürgen Meixensberger, professor at the University of Leipzig.  It is available for all to view online at this link: