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Harbor UCLA Neuro-Radiology Case 6

November 11, 2011, 17:24

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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

Shadows

September 20, 2011, 18:36

The professor stood before the class, his body bent, for time has had its way. His voice, hushed, drew them to him. Its strength reflective of his day. The student tells the patient’s story, as she sits alone within the hall. The professor asks a point or two. Overhead a voice seeks those on call. … Continue reading Shadows

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

Duty hour restrictions

August 22, 2011, 19:07

Recently, the New York Times published an editorial reviewing medical errors in the setting of duty hour restrictions. (“The Phantom Menace of Sleep-Deprived Doctors” by Darshak Sanghavi, August 5, 2011). Dr. Sanghavi’s review of this subject noted that duty hour restrictions have not significantly decreased medical errors. He argued that increased sign-off frequencies left gaping … Continue reading Duty hour restrictions

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

Desde el Laboratorio al Paciente, Junio 2011 [in Spanish]

July 2, 2011, 20:34

TERAPIA GENETICA EN PACIENTES CON ENFERMEDAD DE PARKINSON Lo esencial Los síntomas de la enfermedad de Parkinson (EP) son secundarios en la desinhibición del núcleo subtalámico (NST). De esto se colige que la lesión del NST con estimulación cerebral profunda (ECP) reduce la intensidad de los síntomas. En este estudio los autores inyectan un virus … Continue reading Desde el Laboratorio al Paciente, Junio 2011 [in Spanish]