Category Archives: Information Technology

SNI Mobile on Android tablet

December 29, 2011, 8:30

Android users, we have not forgotten you! Our SNI Mobile app is running on iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones, but not on Android tablets…. yet. Take a look at these screenshots…. we are working on it! Click the image for a full size version. Pretty neat… There is no release date planned at the moment, … Continue reading SNI Mobile on Android tablet

Streaming media

December 16, 2011, 18:00

While you have been reading our previous post on the work we are currently doing on videos, we have upgraded our Vimeo Plus account to Vimeo Pro. This gives us now the opportunity to combine the flexibility of JW Player with streaming media, which -in turn- allows the large files we are using to be … Continue reading Streaming media

Improving video experience

December 15, 2011, 19:26

Soon you’ll see a lot more of videos on Surgical Neurology International. For that reason we are currently exploring better ways of displaying the videos. This post is about JW Player, and below you see an embedded video that is displayed using the JW Player WordPress plugin. The video fragment is taken from the “How … Continue reading Improving video experience

Citation style for Papers (beta)

December 7, 2011, 13:35

Good news for those who are using Papers instead of EndNote for their scientific bibliography and (since the latest version) also as citation manager. We already have an EndNote style for SNI which can be downloaded in the Author Instructions. Now we are working and testing an SNI style for Papers. In my personal experience … Continue reading Citation style for Papers (beta)

Decision support for posterior fossa mass lesions

October 28, 2011, 10:01

Chapter 4 out of 5: posterior fossa mass lesions! After implementing the Brain Trauma Foundation surgical guidelines on epidural hematoma, acute subdural hematoma, and traumatic parenchymal lesions, now it is time for posterior fossa mass lesions. As usual, I take my “three-step-approach”: Step 1: the original text-version of the guideline’s recommendations Step 2: create a flowchart Step 3: convert … Continue reading Decision support for posterior fossa mass lesions

Decision support for traumatic parenchymal lesions

October 25, 2011, 10:17

Part 3 of the BTF Surgical Guidelines: traumatic parenchymal lesions. By now you will be familiar with the three steps I also used for the decision support systems on epidural hematoma and acute subdural hematoma: Step 1: the original text-version of the guideline’s recommendations Step 2: create a flowchart Step 3: convert into an app! Here is one … Continue reading Decision support for traumatic parenchymal lesions

Decision support for acute subdural hematoma

October 22, 2011, 19:40

After my previous post on epidural hematoma, I now converted the BTF surgical guideline on acute subdural hematoma into a decision supporting system. Following the same steps as described previously, here we go: Step 1: the original text-version of the guideline’s recommendations Step 2: create a flowchart Step 3: convert into an app! Here is one picture, more … Continue reading Decision support for acute subdural hematoma

Decision support for epidural hematoma

September 14, 2011, 8:15

(this is a guest post from DigitalNeurosurgeon.com, slightly modified for Surgical Neurology International) The Brain Trauma Foundation has created and published guidelines on the treatment of brain trauma a few years ago. The Guidelines for the Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury are available as PDF and in a searchable online format. What lacks, is the availability on a mobile … Continue reading Decision support for epidural hematoma

Decision Support added to menu

July 15, 2011, 8:02

Our menu has been updated to reflect a new direction that we’re heading towards: decision support for your neurosurgical practice. We currently offer two types of decision support: mobile apps and web-based. More interactive features are currently being developed and will be released in 2012. Our SNI Mobile app of the journal can now be … Continue reading Decision Support added to menu

From medical knowledge to practical healthcare

April 10, 2011, 6:46

Pieter Kubben, Information Technology editor for Surgical Neurology International, recently spoke on TEDxMaastricht on knowledge management in medicine, in particular on clinical decision supporting systems. His presentation is now available online on the official TEDxTalks YouTube channel.