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WFN COVID-19 reference review committee

  • Journal of the Neurological Sciences Editor-in-Chief: John D. England
  • eNeurologicalSci (eNS) standing Editor-in-Chief: Walter Struhal
  • World Neurology Editor-in-Chief:  Steven L. Lewis

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Dear WFN Member Societies,

When this COVID-19 website page was started at the beginning of the crisis in 2020, we intended to provide peer-reviewed information about the neurological consequences of COVID-19 as they came to light.  

The pace of publications for Acute, Long, and Post- COVID-19, as well as Post Vaccination COVID-19, is fast and subject to many reviews. At present, we are overwhelmed with the Omicron variant as we continue the process of discovering the neurological sequelae of COVID-19.

At present, despite any estimations or predictions, we continue to be unable to foresee the end of the pandemic and must remain vigilant in regards to COVID-19's effects on neurological services and patients. We also have to be attentive to collateral effects, as many patients with neurological diseases or symptoms have less access to neurological services. In addition, regulations and bureaucracy at times bar older patients from even attempting access.

Additionally, neurological facilities are used to treat covid patients in some countries, which is acceptable given the circumstances, but we must be aware that the neurological workforce is thereby reduced.

These issues and problems are similar in all countries but differ in detail. As neurologists, we would encourage you to add your experiences and observations in the available databases, as these will assist in looking at the effects systematically and result in suggestions and new knowledge.

 

Prof. Wolfgang Grisold
President, World Federation of Neurology


 

Members' BulletinWFN's work with WHO on Neurology and COVID 19: A Global Forum

As of January 2022, over 315 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 5.5 million deaths had been reported to WHO https://covid19.who.int/.

Complications after acute viral illnesses are well described, and it has become clear that COVID-19 has several neurological manifestations. Epidemiological data also shows that people with pre-existing neurological conditions are more at risk of SARS COV 2 infection. In addition, interruptions to essential services, including access issues and supply chain interruptions for medications, are presenting further challenges for people with neurological conditions.

During the first wave of this pandemic, the WHO asked the WFN, as the organisation directly representing neurology and neurologists,  to be represented on the WHO formed Neurology and COVID-19 Global Forum. The WFN continues to have involvement in this and also on its four working groups:

  1. Follow-up and long-term impact
  2. Essential Services
  3. Acute clinical
  4. Surveillance

Monthly Update on Covid by the Tropical and Geographical Neurology Specialty Group

COVID-19 October Update

Prof. Avindra Nath and Dr Bridgette Jeanne Billioux Tropical and Geographical Neurology Specialty Group

10 Oct 2022

For this update, we present some pertinent updates in the literature and news, including new insights into long-term COVID-19 neurologic outcomes and links between COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s Disease.

This month, a study published in Nature Medicine looked at incident neurologic sequelae in COVID-19 survivors over a one-year period using US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care databases (Xu 2022). This is a well-designed study with appropriate controls, which shows an increase in neurological complications in hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19 at 12 months after onset of infection. The long follow up, the large sample size and the syndromic approach as opposed to symptom-based characterization of patients makes this a unique study.

COVID-19 Resources

 


Covid-19 in WFN Publications

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Journal of Neurological Sciences

Latest Articles [7 July 2022]

  1. Full Length Article

    Neurological long-COVID in the outpatient clinic: Two subtypes, two courses ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 439, Published online: June 3, 2022

    Stefano Giuseppe Grisanti, Sara Garbarino, Emanuela Barisione, Teresita Aloè, Marco Grosso, Cristina Schenone, and others


  2. Review Article

    Mid and long-term neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations of post-COVID-19 syndrome: A meta-analysis ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 434, Published online: January 27, 2022

    Lavienraj Premraj, Nivedha V. Kannapadi, Jack Briggs, Stella M. Seal, Denise Battaglini, Jonathon Fanning, and others


  3. Clinical Short Communication

    Monoclonal antibodies for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in multiple sclerosis: A case series ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 439, Published online: June 1, 2022

    Marcello Moccia, Antonio Riccardo Buonomo, Riccardo Scotto, Giulio Viceconte, Mariano Nobile, Roberta Lanzillo, and others


  4. Full Length Article

    Demographic and social determinants of cognitive dysfunction following hospitalization for COVID-19 ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 438, Published online: January 7, 2022

    Eduard Valdes, Benjamin Fuchs, Chris Morrison, Leigh Charvet, Ariane Lewis, Sujata Thawani, and others


  5. Full Length Article

    COVID-19 vaccination in patients with multiple sclerosis: Safety and humoral efficacy of the third booster dose ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 434, Published online: January 21, 2022

    Sapir Dreyer-Alster, Shay Menascu, Mathilda Mandel, Emanuel Shirbint, David Magalashvili, Mark Dolev, and others


  6. Full Length Article

    Plasma biomarkers of brain injury in COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 439, Published online: June 17, 2022

    B.E. Sahin, A. Celikbilek, Y. Kocak, G.T. Saltoglu, N.M. Konar, L. Hizmali


  7. Review Article

    Acute ischemic stroke and vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia post COVID-19 vaccination; a systematic review ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 439, Published online: June 20, 2022

    Zahra Kolahchi, MohammadHossein Khanmirzaei, Ashkan Mowla


  8. Clinical Short Communication

    COVID-19 vaccine-related Guillain-Barré syndrome in the Liguria region of Italy: A multicenter case series ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 440, Published online: June 24, 2022

    Francesco Germano, Margherita Bellucci, Stefano Grisanti, Alessandro Beronio, Matteo Grazzini, Elena Coco, and others


  9. Correspondence

    Flare of myasthenia gravis induced by COVID-19 vaccines ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 436, Published online: March 9, 2022

    Kei Ishizuchi, Tsubasa Takizawa, Koji Sekiguchi, Haruhiko Motegi, Munenori Oyama, Jin Nakahara, and others


  10. Correspondence

    Call for correction: Mid and long-term neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations of post-COVID-19 syndrome: A meta-analysis ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 436, Published online: March 19, 2022

    Hideharu Hagiya, Yuki Otsuka, Fumio Otsuka


  11. Editorial

    The importance of race and other social determinants of health for understanding cognitive health inequality found in Valdes et al.'s "Demographic and social determinants of cognitive dysfunction following hospitalization of COVID-19" ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 438, Published online: January 12, 2022

    Mateo P. Farina


  12. Clinical Short Communication

    Inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy after the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine may follow a chronic course ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 436, Published online: March 15, 2022

    Aaron de Souza, Wai M. Oo, Pradeep Giri


  13. Clinical Short Communication

    Ischemic stroke shortly after vaccination against SARS-CoV-2: A case-control study ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 436, Published online: February 27, 2022

    Vinciguerra Luisa, Puglisi Valentina, Giossi Alessia, De Giuli Valeria, Caprioli Francesca, Costanzi Chiara, and others


  14. Review Article

    Remote measurement and home monitoring of tremor ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 435, Published online: February 20, 2022

    Zoltan Mari, Dietrich Haubenberger


  15. Full Length Article

    Reliability of patient self-reports to clinician-assigned functional scores of inclusion body myositis ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 436, Published online: March 14, 2022

    Bhaskar Roy, Adeel Zubair, Kurt Petschke, Kevin C. O'Connor, A. David Paltiel, Richard J. Nowak


  16. Full Length Article

    Nationwide rates of outpatient clinic attendance by stroke survivors in Ghana: Analysis by region and facility ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 437, Published online: April 6, 2022

    Fred Stephen Sarfo, Mary Efua Commeh, Isaac Obeng Tandoh, Melvin Agbogbatey, Odame Ankrah, Albert Akpalu, and others


  17. Full Length Article

    The MICK (Mobile integrated cognitive kit) app: Digital rapid automatized naming for visual assessment across the spectrum of neurological disorders ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 434, Published online: January 10, 2022

    George Park, Marc J. Balcer, Joseph R. Colcombe, Lisena Hasanaj, Binu Joseph, Rachel Kenney, and others


  18. Review Article

    Nuclear imaging in Parkinson's disease: The past, the present, and the future ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 436, Published online: March 8, 2022

    Haim Golan, Olga Volkov, Eli Shalom


  19. Review Article [Open Access]

    Functional tremor ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 435, Published online: March 3, 2022

    Petra Schwingenschuh, Alberto J. Espay


  20. Full Length Article

    Evolution of teriflunomide use in multiple sclerosis: A real-world experience ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 438, Published online: May 17, 2022

    L. Lorefice, S. Pilotto, G. Fenu, P. Cimino, D. Firinu, J. Frau, and others


  21. Clinical Short Communication

    Olfaction and apathy in early idiopathic Parkinson's disease ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 439, Published online: June 3, 2022

    Alfonso E. Martinez-Nunez, Kaitie Latack, Miguel Situ-Kcomt, Abhimanyu Mahajan


  22. Full Length Article

    Neurophobia in Africa: Survey responses from fifteen African countries ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 434, Published online: January 24, 2022

    Annie McDonough, Lorraine Chishimba, Mashina Chomba, Stanley Zimba, Naluca Mwendaweli, Melody Asukile, and others


  23. Clinical Short Communication

    Repeated reperfusion treatment in recurrent ischemic stroke: A retrospective single-center case series ⧉

    Journal of the Neurological Science, Vol. 434, Published online: January 10, 2022

    Cristina Dell'Aera, Fabrizio Giammello, Antonio Armando Caragliano, Antonio Ciacciarelli, Isabella Francalanza, Carmelo Tiberio Currò, and others

eNeurologicalSci

Latest Articles [15 March 2022]

  1. Case report [Open Access]

    Abrupt bilateral blindness as a rare post-acute demyelinating consequence of COVID-19

    eNeurologicalSci, 16 June 2022

    Ali Motahharynia, Saba Naghavi, Iman Adibi


  2. Research article [Open Access]

    Neurological manifestations of patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 attending a public hospital in Lima, Peru ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 14 April 2021

    Marco H. Carcamo Garcia, Diego D. Garcia Choza, Monica M. Diaz


  3. Research article [Open Access]

    Pediatrics COVID-19 and neurological manifestations: Single tertiary centre experience ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 9 July 2021

    Lama Aljomah, Sara Almedlej, Mohammad Alshalaan


  4. Case report [Open Access]

    D-dimer level elevation can aid in detection of asymptomatic COVID-19 presenting with acute cerebral infarction ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 30 November 2020

    Takeru Umemura, Hirohisa Kondo, Junkoh Yamamoto


  5. Case report [Open Access]

    A first presentation of multiple sclerosis with concurrent COVID-19 infection ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 4 December 2020

    Lisa Moore, Malik Ghannam, Georgios Manousakis


  6. Case report [Open Access]

    Case series: COVID-19 in patients with mild to moderate myasthenia gravis in a National Referral Hospital in Indonesia ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 22 February 2021

    Fitri Octaviana, Hardito Puspo Yugo, Manfaluthy Hakim


  7. Correspondence [Open Access]

    An 88-year-old woman with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following messenger ribonucleic acid-based COVID-19 vaccination ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 20 November 2021

    Mai Shimizu, Kotaro Ogaki, Takao Urabe


  8. Research article [Open Access]

    Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and COVID-19: A series of 6 cases from Lombardy, Italy ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 22 December 2020

    Antonio Colombo, Filippo Martinelli Boneschi, Andrea Salmaggi


  9. Case report [Open Access]

    Therapeutic plasma exchange for persistent encephalopathy associated with Covid-19

    eNeurologicalSci, 7 February 2021

    Chakrapani Ranganathan, Shelley D. Fusinski, Sean M. Dawes


  10. Research article [Open Access]

    Post-COVID seizure: A new feature of "long-COVID" ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 18 April 2021

    Keith J. Kincaid, Justin C. Kung, Alexis N. Simpkins</p>


  11. Correspondence [Open Access]

    Indirect effects of the lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic: Comparative study of fibular palsies from prolonged sitting posture ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 7 December 2021

    F. Castellani, M. Cacciavillani, C. Briani


  12. Correspondence [Open Access]

    Transient Horner syndrome associated with COVID-19: A case report ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 15 June 2021

    Mika S. Naor, Paul G. Mathew, Roni Sharon


  13. Correspondence [Open Access]

    Familial hypercholesterolemia and statins in the COVID-19 era: Mitigating the risk of ischemic stroke ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 27 April 2021

    Alpo Vuorio, Markku Kaste, Petri T. Kovanen


  14. Correspondence [Open Access]

    Impact of COVID-19 on Future Ischemic Stroke Incidence ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 1 February 2021

    Aisha Elfasi, Franklin D. Echevarria, Alexis N. Simpkins


  15. Correspondence [Open Access]

    "COVID arm" detected by MR neurography ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 3 November 2021

    Hiroyasu Komiya, Kohei Harada, Fumiaki Tanaka


  16. Correspondence [Open Access]

    Telephone Screening of Cognitive Status (TICS) in severe COVID-19 patients: Utility in the era of social isolation ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 20 January 2021

    Ana Beatriz Soldati, Cristina Almeida, Marcus Tulius T. Silva


  17. Correspondence [Open Access]

    Multiple sclerosis, B cell therapy, and the COVID-19 vaccine ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 21 January 2021

    Eric J. Seachrist


  18. Case report [Open Access]

    Stroke in a child with SARS-CoV-2 infection: A case report ⧉

    eNeurologicalSci, 28 April 2021

    Bkhtiar Khosravi, Borhan Moradveisi, Awat Karimi