Projects
Name
Incident and outcome of traumatic brain injures. (Tanta University)
University
Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt) - Tanta University, Tanta
Domain
Neurosurgery
Departement
Neurosurgery
Head
Mostafa Mahmoud Eissa
Tutor
Mostafa Mahmoud Eissa
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Many forms of traumatic brain injuries can result from high velocity traumas in road traffic accidents which obviously have a rising incident in Egypt. An increasing number of patients are refered to the neurosurgery emergency room daily due to the increasing incidents of road accidents with various complications. This includes but not limited to subdural and extra-dural haemorrage, depressed fractures and cerebral heamorrage. Different types of presentation and outcomes are present for each specific type of traumatic brain injury.
What is the aim of the project?
Participants can gain knowledge and observe diffrent approaches for dealing with traumatic brain injures and subsequently can document the outcomes.
What techniques and methods are used?
-Attending in neurosurgery emergency room departement and gaining the needed knowledge for management of acute brain injures. -Observing the diffrent methods of surgical approaches to traumatic brain injures. -following up with the patients post-operatively in the surgical wards and out patient clinics.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
History taking of the patients with the traffic road accident 2. Collecting the result of any performed diagnstic methodes such as brain Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 3. Disscussing the case with the tutor and understanding the complications (whether it caused subdural or extra-dural haemorrage, depressed fractures or cerebral heamorrage) and the expected solution to the current situation 4. Analysing the collected data and writing a report to decide the most suitable approache for dealing with traumatic brain injures and subsequently document the outcomes.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes, the tutor will give general details on the project itself at the start of the exchange period and how the project shall go. Individual sessions will be conducted daily explaining the cases of each day.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic understanding of the head traumas
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
Articles
- McRobbie DW; Moore EA; Graves MJ; Prince MR (2007). MRI from Picture to Proton. Cambridge University Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-139-45719-4.
- Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators. Global; regional; and national incidence; prevalence; and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries; 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015 Aug 22;386(9995):743-800.