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Sunday, 08 April 2018 12:11

Cochrane Neurological Sciences

The Cochrane Neurological Sciences Field is part of Cochrane Review Groups. Its role is to help neurological Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) in carrying out reviews in all areas of neurology and neurosurgery. Systematic reviews have the goal of providing the best estimate in terms of all relevant trials. The purpose is to give the best summary of evidence-based medicine in order to make the most appropriate individual treatment decisions.

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Viktor’s Notessm is a free online source of educational materials created primarily for neurosurgery residents by Viktoras Palys, MD. The website includes different topics: neurosurgery, neurology, ophthalmology, otology and basic sciences. Every topic is organised in different sections (anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment) and there are hyperlinks to examine a subject. It is possible to download a PDF document for each topic, too. One of the most important features is the permanent update of references which makes this website a powerful way to stay updated.

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Monday, 04 December 2017 15:43

Chordoma Foundation

The Chordoma Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aim to improve the lives of chordoma patients through the cooperation of researchers and clinicians. The website presents three different sections: one for patients and the other two for researchers and healthcare professionals. The aim of these latter sections is to help clinicians most effectively treat chordoma and contribute to advance chordoma research. In fact, there are multiple sections about, for example, responses to systemic treatments, clinical trials and the chordoma genome project.

A monthly newsletter with the latest news about treatments and clinical trials is available.


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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 11:04

Skull Base Congress Website

Skull Base Congress is a global community of skull base surgeons with a principal objective to facilitate the exchange of educational resources about skull base surgery. After the website registration (basic profile available for free or premium) the user can interact with all the members and have access to different types of materials related to a single clinical case: anatomy spotlight, surgical theatre, quiz and journal club. The aim of Skull Base Congress is to make the learning process fun and effective.


Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:00

Neurovascular Exchange WebSite

Neurovascular Exchange is a robust online platform including news, presentations and videos concerning neurointervention. This resource is aimed at health care providers at various levels of training. Everyone can submit procedural videos or presentations for publication and this is a unique feature of this website. The education section provides access to several courses about neurovascular procedures.



Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:08

AOSpine: a community of spine surgeons

AOSpine is a community of spine surgeons from all over the world with the aim to generating, distrib­uting, and exchanging knowledge in the field of spinal pathologies.

AOSpine activities are focused on three major key points: education, research and community development. On the first point, AOSpine set up courses, symposia and academic congresses addressed to different types of surgeons. AOSpine Research is focused on generation of evidenced-based recommendations and clinical studies through the AOSpine Research Network and the AOSpine Knowledge Forums. AOSpine Membership make it possible both to facilitate knowledge access and promote knowledge exchange thanks to a global community of surgeons  passionate about scientific advance.





Monday, 28 August 2017 13:32

Real Brain Book

Brainbook is a group of healthcare professional (neurosurgeons, trainees and nurses) working at The Royal London Hospital. An important feature distinguishing Brainbook from other similar groups is the aim to ease tension in patient’s families explaining what happens in a neurosurgical theatre. Furthermore, Brainbook hopes to make neurosurgical education accessible to all: contents are indeed totally free and concerning different topics. In this regard it is directed at medical students, residents, nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well has patients and their families.


WHO statistics demonstrate that TBI (traumatic brain injury) incidence is higher in low-middle income nations than those with a high income. Furthermore, TBI treatment is in the hands of many specialists and the patient passes through different clinical evaluations threatening to break the “chain of care” that is crucial for successful management. In some hospitals there are major violations or omissions of different protocols. A way to improve the acute care of patients suffering from TBI is to develop new protocols and strengthen those that already exist. However,  the lack of resources is a problem that must be resolved to provide an environment encouraging more appropriate patient management.

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Monday, 07 August 2017 09:34

Brain Trauma Foundation


Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) was created in 1986 by Dr. Jamshid Ghajar and the board of the Sunny von Bulow Coma and Head Trauma Research Foundation. The purpose was to support research about traumatic brain injuries. Nowadays, BTF continues in the research field but first of all it is known for its evidence-based guidelines. The aim is to improve the outcome of patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries.


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Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:49



Neurosurgery is one of the most specialised fields in medicine. Different pathologies are described from pathophysiology to diagnosis and treatment here on this site. This website is an indispensable companion for medical students, residents or nurses who want to go over the basics of neurosurgery.

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