Viktor‘s Notes for the Neurosurgery Resident                         ISSN 2029-2538

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        open peer reviewed and continuously updated

        designed for doctors in training (primarily neurosurgery residents) who need fast information retrieval


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 LUHS logo

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Kaunas, Lithuania)

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University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Western Research Institute (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago, Metropolitan Group Hospitals (Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)

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Virginia Commonwealth University, Harold F. Young Neurosurgical Center (Richmond, VA, U.S.A.)

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR, U.S.A.)




Medical Fields

Viktor’s Notessm for the Neurosurgery Resident include the following medical fields:

1.   Neurosurgery

2.   Neurology

3.   Ophthalmology

4.   Otology

5.   Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

6.   Basic Sciences (anatomy, histology, physiology, embryology) of Nervous System, Ear, and Eye.

7.   Selected Relevant Topics from Other Medical Fields (e.g., diabetic neurology, neurologic aspects of AIDS, neurogenic bladder, surgical infection, hemostatic agents in surgery, hypertensive encephalopathy, coronary artery disease, pituitary disorders).

If you feel that additional topics could be important for the neurosurgery resident and thus should be included into Viktor’s Notessm for the Neurosurgery Resident, then please do the following:

1)   check if the topic is not already in the chapter “Other Relevant Topics” >>

2)   if the topic is not there, feel free to contact the Editor >>





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Updated: October 4, 2017