Just the basics. Never done a spine before? Here are some basic things to look out for, and how we setup and manage most cases.
FreshBrains – Announcement
I just started a new podcast with interesting topics about neurosurgery and neuroanesthesia. If you like these tutorials, you should totally check it out: http://freshbrains.wtf
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
How do you manage a ruptured aneurysm? What do you do with their BP? With the EVD? Let’s talk through a case…
What is that person doing in the corner of the room anyway? Why do they have to stick needles all over my patient? Is this some weird acupuncture thing?? We’ll figure it all out.
CEA for symptomatic carotid stenosis
Talking through a case of a carotid endarterectomy. Lot’s of really interesting topics… this is just a first pass.
Bradycardia – How low is too low?
Yes, I know bradycardia involves the heart, not the brain… but I get the question “should I give glyco now??” so often, I was thinking a quick cardiac interlude would be appropriate.
Parenchymal interventions on ICP (hyperosmotics / steroids)
What are the drugs we can use on the brain tissue itself to reduce ICP? Mannitol, hypertonic saline, Lasix? Right?
Doing brain surgery awake?? Crazy but true… This quick lesson goes over the basics of how and why we do some brain surgeries awake.
ICP – Vascular Interventions
ICP management is a big topic, so I decided to break it into pieces. For this bite-size morse, I picked one of our go-to ICP moves, changing blood flow. Is it good? Is it bad? Why be so judgmental! Just take a listen…
A little hypertension never killed anyone… right? ?