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Neurointensive Care Guide

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Neurointensive Care Guide is an app developed with the intention of aiding in the learning of this complex area of medicine for health professionals. The handling of neurosurgical postoperative patients requires specific care and the ICU professional must be familiarized and know how to recognize the main pre- and postoperative complications. Knowing this reality, it is vital that every health professional (especially medical students, general practitioners, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and intensive care physicians) dominate the subject.

This app intends to bring together the day-by-day procedures at the Neurosurgical ICU of Santa Casa Hospital, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The content was developed by a team of neurosurgeons that actuate in Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte - MG (Brazil) and are members of NEUROSURGERY BLOG. The application has more than 10 schematic figures, updated surgical complications and indications to facilitate learning.

The Neurointensive Care Guide also brings the possibility of storing photos of neurological injuries from the user's library or from the camera. This can be used by professionals to archive their main skull or spine tomographies, conventional brain and bone MRI, and other pictures of interest.

Subjects approached in the application:

1. Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit

2. General Concepts of the Postoperative Neurosurgical Patient

3. Main Clinical Complications in Neurosurgery

4. Sodium Disturbances in Neurosurgery

5. Seizures and Anticonvulsants

6. Prophylaxis of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Tromboembolism

7. Epidemiology of Neurosurgical Complications

8. Neurosurgical Complications

9. Surgical Wound Care (Immediate PostOperative Period)

10. Drains in neurosurgery

11. Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage

12. External Lumbar Drainage

13. Handling of the External Ventricular Drainage

14. Cranioencephalic Trauma

15. Spinal Cord Trauma

16. Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

17. Carotid Stenosis

18. Brain Arteriovenous Malformation

19. Brain Tumors

20. Meningioma

21. Metastases

22. Glioblastoma Multiforme

23. Low Grade Glioma

24. Posterior Fossa Tumors

25. Transsphenoidal Approaches

26. Stereotactic Biopsy

27. Third Ventriculotomy and Endoscopy-Guided Biopsy

28. Brain Abscess

29. Postoperative Meningitis

30. Chronic Subdural Hematoma

31. Decompressive Craniectomy

32. Epilepsy Surgery

33. Cervical Spine Arthrodesis

34. Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Spine Arthrodesis

35. Lumbar Spine Arthrodesis

36. Spinal Cord Tumor

37. Dysphagia in Postoperative Neurosurgery

38. Brain Death