Archive for October 2011

Decision support for posterior fossa mass lesions

Chapter 4 out of 5: posterior fossa mass lesions! After implementing the Brain Trauma Foundation surgical guidelines on epidural hematomaacute 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

(click to enlarge)

Step 3: convert into an app!

More screenshots are available from DigitalNeurosurgeon.com

Pieter Kubben
Information Technology editor
Surgical Neurology International

Lecture 29: Functional Radiosurgery

Decision support for traumatic parenchymal lesions

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

(click to enlarge)

Step 3: convert into an app!

Here is one picture, more images are available at DigitalNeurosurgeon.com

(click to enlarge)

Pieter Kubben
Information Technology editor
Surgical Neurology International

Decision support for acute subdural hematoma

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

(click to enlarge)

Step 3: convert into an app!

Here is one picture, more images are available at DigitalNeurosurgeon.com

Although emulator screenshots are running at iOS4, the app has been tested successfully at iOS5 as well!

Pieter Kubben
Information Technology editor
Surgical Neurology International

Lecture 28: Neurosurgical Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

Lecture 27: Acute Ischemic Stroke Management

Lecture 26: Vascular Pathology of the Spine

Lecture 25: Neuropatholigic Studies of Epileptogenic Tissue

Lecture 24: Radiobiology and Principles of Radiotherapy

Lecture 23: Spinal Cord Part 1 – Classic and Emerging Concepts