Category Neurosurgery
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Decompressive Craniectomy

Decompressive Craniectomy: can be prophylactic or therapeutic; increases intracranial compliance and prevents/treats elevated ICP (especially if dura opened)
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Vasospasm in Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Vasospasm in SAH: vasospasm = dynamic narrowing of vessels due to a radiological diagnosis; delayed neurological deterioration (DND) is clinically detected neurological deterioration after stabilisation not due to re-bleeding, may be due to multiple other causes; delayed cerebral ischaemia (DCI) is any neurological deterioration >1 hour that presumed due to ischemia, and other causes excluded
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Bacterial ventriculitis (BV) is inflammation of the ventricular drainage system, usually due to bacterial infection of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
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Central Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a condition caused by loss of the effect of antidiuretic hormone on the collecting ducts of the kidneys, resulting in loss of free water.