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COVID-19 Research Opportunities Through the Neurocritical Care Society

By Shraddha Mainali, MD; Sherry Chou, MD, MSc; Molly McNett, PhD, RN, CNRN, FNCS, FAAN; Raimund Helbok, MD, PhD; Jennifer Frontera, MD; Ericka L. Fink, MD, MS; Michelle Schober, MD; and Courtney L. Robertson, MD Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), or the COVID-19...


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Taking a Closer Look into Neurocritical Care Mechanical Ventilation During the COVID19 Pandemic and the Use of Anesthesia Machines in the Neuro ICU

Taking a Closer Look into Neurocritical Care Mechanical Ventilation During the COVID19 Pandemic and the Use of Anesthesia Machines in the Neuro ICU By Shaun Golden, MSN, RN; and Sarah Beth Thomas, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN Since the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic,...


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Neurointensivists! Let's Step into the Frontline of Coronavirus Battle Field

By Jeong-Ho Hong, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea Recently, I was working as a neurointensivist at one of the hub-hospitals treating COVID-19 patients, Daegu Dongsan Hospital (branch hospital) and one of tertiary hospitals, Keimyung...


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COVID-19: Difficulties and Countermeasures in the Prevention and Control of Neuro ICU Infection and Medical Quality Control in China

Yingying Su COVID-19: Difficulties and Countermeasures in the Prevention and Control of Neuro ICU Infection and Medical Quality Control in China By Yingying Su From February to March 2020, the epidemic of COVID-19 peaked in China. The situations for neuro ICU were as follows: In...


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COVID-19 and the Changing Landscape of Neurocritical Care

By Alexis Steinberg, MD; Matthew R. Leach, MD; Angela Hays Shapshak, MD; and Lori Shutter, MD The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the practice of critical care, and neurocritical care has not been immune to these changes. As ICUs across the country experience a swell in COVID...


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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19

The ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is unprecedented in scale, with devastating effects seen in the economic and social spheres of society. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, after the number of cases outside of China...


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SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load in Upper Respiratory Specimens of Infected Patients

New England Journal of Medicine (03/19/20) 382:1177-1179 doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2005689 Zou, Lirong; Ruan, Feng; Huang, Mingxing; et al. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2001737 The viral nucleic acid shedding pattern of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus...


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Perspective: The Toughest Triage — Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic

New England Journal of Medicine (03/23/20) doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2005689 Truog, Robert D.; Mitchell, Christine; and Daley, George Q. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2005689 As the COVID-19 epidemic leads to serious shortages of some medical products and devices in the United...


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A Personal Opinion from Spain: Experience and Insight on COVID-19 Adjuvant Therapy

By Alberto Hernandez, MD, PhD, DESA, Director, Anaesthesia & ICU, Grupo Policlinica, Ibiza, Spain; and Peter J. Papadakos, MD, FCCM, FAARC. Director, Critical Care Medicine, Professor Anesthesia, Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Rochester, New York, US. These days,...


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ENLS in the Era of COVID-19: ENLS Lecture Series

By Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MBBS, MD, MS, FNCS; George Lopez, MD, PhD; and Sarah Peacock, DPN We are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Quarantines, lockdowns and shelter-in-home are the buzzwords, and schools have switched to continuing education using online...