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COVID-19 and Racial Justice

By Starane Shepherd, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Over the last year of this pandemic, I have taken care of a large number of patients with COVID-19 infections in our neurocritical care unit. At the height of the surge in Chicago, our unit...


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Advance Practice Provider Assessment and Response to COVID-19

By Megan A. Brissie, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FNCS, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Health, Department of Neurosurgery; and Lindsay Marchetti, MS, PA-C, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Neurocritical Care The COVID-19 pandemic has both created and exposed an...


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The EAN COVID‐19 registry (ENERGY): An International Instrument for Surveillance of Neurological Complications in Patients with COVID‐19

The EAN COVID‐19 registry (ENERGY): An International Instrument for Surveillance of Neurological Complications in Patients with COVID‐19 European Journal of Neurology (11/21/20) doi: 10.1111/ene.14652 Beghi, Ettore; Helbok, Raimund; Crean, Michael; et al. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com...


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Emotional Support of Neurocritical Care Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Stephen A. Trevick, MD, Northwest Neurology, IL The emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt throughout society for months and years to come. This impact will come in many guises and patterns throughout medicine and certainly in the acute care of neurocritical care patients....


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Turning a Neuro ICU Into a COVID-19 ICU: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Experience

By Lucie Pelunkova, MSc, Critical Care Nursing, Nurse Educational Specialist, Neurologic Critical Care Unit, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Nouran Salem, PharmD, BCCCP, MBA, Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Seby John, MD, Consultant Neurologist, Vascular...


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Frequent Neurologic Manifestations and Encephalopathy‐Associated Morbidity in COVID‐19 Patients

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology (10/05/20) doi: 10.1002/acn3.51210 Liotta, Eric M.; Batra, Ayush; Clark, Jeffrey R.; et al. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/acn3.51210 Most hospitalized COVID-19 patients experienced neurologic symptoms at some point during...


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Women in Neurocritical Care as the Voice of Clinical Excellence, Activism, Camaraderie, Collaborations, Diversity and New Beginnings

By Hana Nobleza, MD; Deepa Maliayandi, MD; and Diana Greene-Chandos, MD, FNCS We have all seen our lives changed by the global COVID-19 pandemic since the first reported case of COVID-19 on Dec. 31, 2020. The mission of Women in Neurocritical Care (WINCC) continued to be strengthened during...


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Assessment of Brain Injury Using Portable, Low-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Bedside of Critically Ill Patients

JAMA Neurology (09/08/20) doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.3263 Sheth, Kevin N.; Mazurek, Mercy H.; Yuen, Matthew M.; et al. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/2769858 A recent study demonstrates the successful use of low-field, portable magnetic resonance imaging ...


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Introducing Currents: Reflecting on COVID-19, Anticipating the Future

The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) is proud to launch the September 2020 issue of Currents , featuring a compilation of content published on Currents throughout this extraordinary year. This special annual issue reflects on how neurocritical care professionals have addressed COVID-19,...


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On the Frontline of COVID-19 in Qatar: Navigating Through Crisis, Embracing Change and Leading Innovation

By Ahmad Abdussalam, MD, MRCP UK, neuro intensivist, UCNS Certified; Dana Bakdach, BSC, PharmD, clinical pharmacist; Sundus Sardar, MBBS, medical resident; Nadir Kharma, pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine; Ali Ait Hssain, MD, DESAR, ECMO consultant; Adel Royce Mangodato, senior RN; and...