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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...


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Surviving COVID-19 as an Intensivist in a Developing Country

By Telmo E. Fernandez-Cadena, Intensive Care, Guyaquil, Ecuador; Manuel Jibaja, director, Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Eugenio Espejo, Quito, Ecuador; Nelson Maldonado, MD, Neurocritical Care, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ); Miguel Andrade, MD Perspectives from Guayaquil,...


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Volunteering in a COVID-19 ICU: My NYC Experience

By Pravin George, DO, assistant professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine; staff, Neurointensive Care, Cerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic More than three months ago, New York City experienced the largest reported metropolitan surge of COVID-19 patients in the...


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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Critical Care Transfers for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Aortic Emergencies

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (06/11/20) doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.006938 Khot, Umesh N.; Reimer, Andrew P.; Brown, Abigail; et al. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.006938 New research shows a reduction in emergency transfers for serious...


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Wellness and Self-Care During COVID-19

By Swarna Rajagopalan, neurocritical care attending/assistant professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV Intensivists and healthcare professionals work tirelessly around the clock as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages throughout the world. This...


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NCS Legal and Ethical Resources Are More Important Now Than Ever Before

By Stephen Trevick, MD Medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen greater change over a shorter period of time than once believed possible. As physicians and associated medical providers, our institutions, case profiles and even day-to-day workflows have undergone incredible shifts. ...


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Mechanical Ventilation Strategy for Acute Respiratory Distress (ARDS)

By Peter J. Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC, FCCP, professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Rochester; and Thomas J. Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC, executive director of the American Association of Respiratory Care The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has...


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Stories of Hope: Myra

Stefanie P. Cappucci, MD Neurology Resident Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Corey R. Fehnel, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Neurology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School Section Editor: Michael Reznik, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology ...


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Collateral Effect of COVID-19 on Stroke Evaluation in the United States

New England Journal of Medicine (05/08/20) doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2014816 Kansagra, Akash P.; Goyal, Manu S.; Hamilton, Scott; et al. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2014816 The number of patients who underwent imaging for the evaluation of stroke decreased from a prepandemic...