Does tightly managing #ICP help our patients? Is there a better way? (spoiler: Licox @integra_life)
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TIA – Furosemide for ICP?
Does that work? Is it a good idea?
Evidence behind OR attire
Is there any evidence behind our OR attire Maybe? Sort-of? … take a listen.
TIA – Awareness under anesthesia
Our inaugural TIA! (mini-episodes reviewing a specific article) This one is is discussing an article that measured awareness under anesthesia – more common than you might expect… Sanders, R., Gaskell, A., Raz, A., Winders, J., Stevanovic, A., Rossaint, R., Boncyk, C., Defresne, A., Tran, G., Tasbihgou, S., Meier, S., Vlisides, P., Fardous, H., Hess, A., Bauer,…
History of Neurosurgery
This episode we cover a brief overview of the history of neurosurgery, from ancient trephination through the contributions of Harvey Cushing in establishing the modern field. How far back were people doing surgery on the head? What was holding us back from doing real brain surgeries, and why did it not flourish until this century?…
Recovery in Severe TBI
How good are we at predicting outcome in severe TBI? Do all patients do bad, or are there some that recover? On this episode Karl dives into the data to give us an update on what the data supports. Literature Referenced: What early predictions do we make? Barlow, P., Teasdale, G. (1986). Prediction of Outcome…
Ketamine in TBIs
Is ketamine safe to use in TBI patients (or anyone with increased ICP)? The usual answer is “heck no!”, but where does this come from, and is it true? This week, Karl and I talk about the origin of this believe and the evidence behind the safety of ketamine in TBIs (and how it might…
Does dexamethasone worsen mortality in GBM?
Really? Decadron can worsen mortality in GBMs? This week Karl and I go over the evidence showing that steroids might not be the best thing for GBM patients. Specifically, it looks like dexamethasone might interfere with the effectiveness of chemo and radiation, leading to worse outcomes. Literature Referenced: Opinion paper that summarizes the argument against…
Want a taste of what’s to come? The first full episode will be released shortly! Here’s something to tide you over…
This is the start of this site.
Which seems like a good time to explain why we’re here: Spread info to neuroanesthesiologists / neurosurgeons / neurointensivists Discuss controversial topics in neuro-treatments Keep up with the neuroscience literature Save the world Gotta start somewhere.