Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the main cause of mortality and morbidity in the young population worldwide. Knowing this reality, it is vital that every health professional (especially medical students, general practitioners, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and intensive care physicians) dominates the subject.
The TBI application aims to aid in learning on this complex subject. 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. It is composed by physicians: Dr. Mauro Cruz Machado Borgo, Dr. Lucas Alverne Freitas de Albuquerque, Dr. Júlio Leonardo Barbosa Pereira, Dr. José Lopes Filho, Dr. Marcello Penholatte Faria, and Prof. Dr. Gervásio Teles Cardoso de Carvalho.
The application has more than 10 schematic figures, and more than 20 pictures of real cases, main neurological scales, and updated surgical indications to facilitate learning.
Subjects approached in the application:
1. INTRODUCTION TO TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI) 2. TBI PHYSIOPATHOLOGY 3. TBI CLASSIFICATIONS 4. TBI CLINICAL PRESENTATION 5. TBI COMPLEMENTARY DIAGNOSIS 6. TBI TREATMENT 7. TBI PROGNOSIS 8. EPIDURAL HEMATOMA 9. ACUTE SUBDURAL HEMATOMA 10. CHRONIC SUBDURAL HEMATOMA 11. POST-TRAUMATIC INTRAPARENCHYMAL HEMATOMA 12. CONCUSSION AND DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY (DAI) 13. FRACTURE OF SKULL BASE 14. WOUNDS BY FIREARMS 15. DECOMPRESSIVE CRANIECTOMY 16. PRINCIPLES FOR INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE TBI 17. MONITORING AND INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE TBI 18. BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR EVD MANAGEMENT 19. MAIN CLINICAL COMPLICATIONS 20. WATER AND SODIUM METABOLISM DISORDER 21. NEUROLOGICAL EXAM IN COMA 22. ENCEPHALIC DEATH