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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...


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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...