Archive for October 2010

iPad app available, iPhone & Android app updated

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You may already know it from your mail or your colleagues, but our mobile app trilogy is now complete with the SNI Mobile for iPad app. It is available in the App Store as a free download.

Our apps for iPhone and Android have been updated. For iPhone this was necessary because MedKnow -the company that publishes our articles- updated the RSS feed to display the articles in reverse chronological order. In the first version of the iPhone app we did this manually, which was not necessary anymore (actually, what you got now was a double reverse).

For Android there was an issue that the app sometimes kept displaying the startup screen without actually entering the app itself. This should be solved now.

You may expect a minor update for the iPad app soon, which corrects an issue that happens when you start the app in landscape mode (which means that you hold your iPad “horizontally”). The home menu appears to start in portrait orientation (“vertically”) no matter in what direction you hold the device. You can now solve the issue by rotating the device from landscape to portrait and back. A final fix is expected within a few weeks.

For those who use other mobile device, you can visit our homepage and you’ll be referred to the new mobile section of the articles.

We are looking forward to welcome you as a visitor of our site, from your desk or “on-the-go”!

SNI Mobile for Android available

We are proud to announce that our Android version of “SNI Mobile” is now available for download in the Android Market! You can preview the app on Cyrket. To download, visit the Android Market on your handheld device and search for “sni mobile”. Needless to say, it’s completely free.

Further we updated our iPhone app to fit the updated RSS feed. It is now available for download from the App Store.

Last, our iPad application has been submitted to the App Store and we hope to get it approved within 1-2 weeks. We’ll let you know about that!

To finish, here are some Android screenshots:

Lecture 18: Tremor Classification and Management

Lecture 17: Traumatic Brain Injury General Considerations

Lecture 16: Parkinson’s Disease

Lecture 15: Genetics of Intracranial Aneurysms

Lecture 14: Introduction to Neuropathology

Lecture 13: Biology of Brain Trauma

Coiling Aneurysms

The University of Chicago Journal Club, October 2010

Editor, B Roitberg, MD

Articles discussed:

  1. “ISAT 2002”: Molyneux A, Kerr R, Stratton I, Sandercock P, Clarke M, Shrimpton J, Holman R; International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) Collaborative Group. International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) of neurosurgical clipping versus endovascular coiling in 2143 patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms: a randomised trial. Lancet. 2002 Oct 26;360(9342):1267-74.
  2. “ISAT 2005”: Molyneux AJ, Kerr RS, Yu LM, Clarke M, Sneade M, Yarnold JA, Sandercock P; International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) Collaborative Group. International subarachnoid aneurysm trial (ISAT) of neurosurgical clipping versus endovascular coiling in 2143 patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms: a randomised comparison of effects on survival, dependency, seizures, rebleeding, subgroups, and aneurysm occlusion. Lancet 2005 Sep 3-9;366(9488):809-17.
  3. “ISAT 2009”: Molyneux AJ, Kerr RS, Birks J, Ramzi N, Yarnold J, Sneade M, Rischmiller J; ISAT Collaborators. Risk of recurrent subarachnoid haemorrhage, death, or dependence and standardised mortality ratios after clipping or coiling of an intracranial aneurysm in the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT): long-term follow-up. Lancet Neurol. 2009 May;8(5):427-33.
  4. Lanterna LA, Tredici G, Dimitrov BD, Biroli F.Treatment of unruptured cerebral aneurysms by embolization with Guglielmi detachable coils: case-fatality, morbidity, and effectiveness in preventing bleeding – a systemic review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 2004 Oct;55(4):767-75; discussion 775-8.
  5. P. Mitchell, R. Kerr, Mendelow, Molyneux. Could late rebleeding overturn the superiority of cranial aneurysm coil embolization over clip ligation seen in the ISAT? J Neurosurg. 2008 Mar;108(3):437-42.
  6. Bakker NA, Metzemaekers JD, Groen RJ, Mooij JJ, Van Dijk JM. International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial 2009: Endovascular Coiling of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms Has No Significant Advantage Over Neurosurgical Clipping. Neurosurgery. 2010 May;66(5):961-2.

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Improvements for social networks and apps

Our RSS feed has been improved… an important improvement! For technical reasons we could not use it to update our social networks. Now we can! This means that as soon as new articles appear on the website, you will be noticed automatically on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Buzz. Until now we had to update those networks manually. The new method is faster!

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