Tag: COVID-19

virtual stroke care

Stroke and heart condition patients want virtual healthcare to continue post...

After speaking with experts, reviewing current evidence, surveying people living with stroke or a heart condition, and funding a telephone poll of Canadians, the...
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Higher incidence of severe stroke found in COVID-19 patients

Among people who have strokes and COVID-19, there is a higher incidence of severe stroke as well as a higher incidence of stroke in...
livestreamed surgeries

Livestreamed procedures close distance between clinicians and trainees during pandemic

Phil Taussky outlines a simple yet effective livestreaming platform that holds benefits for neurosurgeons during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. One of the challenges faced by...
stroke association priorities

UK charity funds “world-first” study into long-term COVID-19 impact on stroke

Leading UK charity the Stroke Association is funding what it claims will be the world’s first study to determine the long-term impact of COVID-19...

Research finds a decline in global stroke care during the pandemic  

A study published in the journal Neurology concludes that despite the reported stroke-related complications of COVID-19, there has been a global decline in the volume of stroke...

Ischaemic stroke and TIA risk in COVID-19 patients lower than previously...

The elevated risk of ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack TIA in hospitalised COVID-19 patients may be lower than previously reported—although it is still...

Study finds less than 2% of COVID-19 patients suffered ischaemic stroke 

A study published in Stroke reviewing nearly 28,000 emergency department records across 54 healthcare facilities has shown that less than 2% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 suffered...

New study reports no delay in EVT treatment during COVID-19 period

A study recently published in the BMJ reports no observed delay in the treatment of patients with intracranial occlusion with endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) during the...

The relevance of a strong healthcare system for acute stroke care...

Blanca Fuentes, María Alonso de Leciñana, and Exuperio Díez Tejedor write about the challenges faced in the management of stroke care throughout the pandemic,...
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Stroke increases risk of death of COVID-19, according to new study 

A study published in Neurology claims that people hospitalised with COVID-19 and neurological problems including stroke and confusion, have a higher risk of dying...

Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology releases study on paradigm shifts...

The Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) colleagues and James Siegler (Cooper University Hospital, Camden, USA)  identify that it should come as no surprise...
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New study finds diabetes and hypertension may increase risk of COVID-19...

A new study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting shows that COVID-19 patients with the pre-existing conditions hypertension and...

New Heart & Stroke survey finds that stroke and heart disease...

A new survey from the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, conducted on over 1200 people with conditions and their caregivers, found that approximately...
NeuroNews Issue 38 stroke care

NeuroNews Issue 38

Highlights: COVID-19 causes "widespread disruption" to neuroendovascular research around the globe Stroke risk found higher in patients with COVID-19 than influenza Thrombectomy proved efficacious...
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COVID-19 causes “widespread disruption” to neuroendovascular research around the globe

“Widespread disruption of neuroendovascular trials occurred because of COVID-19,” conclude the investigators of a survey-based study examining the impact of the pandemic. Now, as...
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Stroke risk higher in patients with COVID-19 than influenza

A higher rate of stroke has been reported in adults with COVID-19 compared to a cohort of patients with influenza. A retrospective study published...

Study shows novel AI technology is better predictor of stroke than...

Boston-based medical technology company Elucid Bio, maker of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared and CE-marked vascuCAP software, announced Wednesday, July 1, that its...
COVID-19 stroke

Incidence of stroke due to COVID-19 lower than previously reported, study...

A recently published study has shown fewer people than previously reported have had strokes as a result of COVID-19; however, strokes that accompany the...
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Decision-making in intrathecal drug delivery devices “life-threatening” amid COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to prevent the spread of disease and manage critical hospital resources has never been more critical. In a...
Peter Staats COVID-19 nVNS

Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation may provide clinical benefit to patients with...

An article accepted into the journal Neuromodulation has concluded that, based on two case reports, non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) might provide clinical benefits...
COVID-19 NeuroNews

Research versus reality: Stroke care amid COVID-19 and beyond

Mayank Goyal and Johanna Ospel, both from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, talk to NeuroNews about the challenges facing stroke care five years...
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COVID-19 patients are “hypercoagulable and at an increased risk for stroke”

The association between COVID-19 and the increased incidence of stroke continues to grow. Situated within the pandemic’s epicentre, Kurt Yaeger and J Mocco, neurosurgeons...
NeuroNews COVID-19

NeuroNews Issue 37

Highlights: NeuroNews reports on a webinar hosted by SNIS that brought together physicians from Italy, China and the USA, each detailing the lessons they...

COVID-19: Calls for physicians to address domestic violence during social distancing

Prism Schneider (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada) and others write in a commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal—because of...
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COVID-19: CMS outlines recommendations for restarting non-emergent procedures

On 18 March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended “limiting non-essential care and expanding surge capacity into ambulatory surgical centres and...
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Large-vessel stroke: A feature of COVID-19 in the young

A case series of large-vessel stroke in patients younger than 50 years of age has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine....
telemedicine COVID-19

Telemedicine in neurointervention set to last beyond the hype

“Telehealth is finally upon us. As someone who has been practicing in this world for several years, I was always waiting for an inflection...
COVID-19 in London

Stroke care in London as pressure on NHS rises amid COVID-19

Following the announcement that the UK will remain on lockdown for the foreseeable future, NeuroNews speaks to Shahram Derakhshani about the impact of COVID-19...

COVID-19: Cotton and surgical masks may be ineffective at stopping spread...

In a brief report in Annals of Internal Medicine, Seongman Bae (Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea) and colleagues report that neither surgical...
Demetrius Lopes

The role of neurosurgeons during COVID-19

COVID-19 represents a global challenge that has exposed the USA’s fragmented public healthcare system, writes Demetrius Lopes. Here, he details Chicago’s action plan in...
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COVID-19: Lessons learnt from Italy, China and the USA

A webinar hosted by the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) on 2 April brought together neurointerventionalists and endovascular neurosurgeons from Italy, China, and the...

Philips and the US government collaborate in ventilator production ramp up...

Royal Philips has announced that the US government and Philips agreed to team up to increase the production of hospital ventilators in its manufacturing...
Medtronic

Medtronic provides ventilator progress update

Medtronic has announced updates regarding its efforts to increase ventilator production around the globe. The company is announcing progress in the ramp-up of its...
Medtronic

Medtronic shares ventilation design specifications to accelerate efforts to increase global...

Medtronic has announced it is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett 560 (PB 560) to enable participants across industries to evaluate...

Stryker develops Emergency Relief Bed in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Stryker has announced the development of a limited-release emergency response bed to quickly aid healthcare providers with efficient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency...
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New York City in the age of COVID-19: A Neuroendovascular experience

Amid the chaos of the pandemic, it is becoming increasingly difficult, "if not impossible", to care both critically-ill COVID-19 sufferers and non-COVID patients simultaneously,...

COVID-19: European Commission agrees to postpone new MDR because of pandemic

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), which...
CMSS

CMSS “strongly urges action” to ensure all frontline healthcare professionals are...

In a new statement published on 2 April 2020, all 45 societies represented by the US Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)—over 800,000 physicians—emphatically...
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SNIS releases recommendations for emergent neurointerventional patients during COVID-19

The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) has published a set of recommendations for the care of emergent neurointerventional patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Acute...

COVID-19: European Commission looking to postpone new MDR by one year

During a Q&A section of a European Commission (EC) college meeting on 25 March, EC spokesperson Stefan de Keersmaecker stated that the commission were looking to...

Adapt clinical studies to alleviate impact of pandemic

A viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association has offered potential solutions to modifying ongoing randomised clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic....

CDRH adjusts working practices with medical device companies to deal with...

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has written to the medical device industry to outline its...

AHA commits US$2.5 million for fast-tracked COVID-19 heart and brain research

The American Heart Association (AHA) has committed US$2.5 million to research efforts to better understand the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its interaction with the...