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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 April Update

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

9 May 2022

We have reviewed the pertinent literature and news published over the past month, and present this update on Neurology and Covid. This past month, there were several interesting articles focused on the neurologic manifestations and outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.  We also found updates and new insights on some COVID-related neurologic sequelae.

An interesting study regarding hospitalized COVID-19 patients was an international multicenter prospective observational study which looked at the neurologic manifestations.  Out of over 16,000 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 across various sites over the span of a year, serious neurological complications were found in 12.9% of patients, including 10.2% with encephalopathy at admission, and 2.0% with stroke, 1.5% with seizures, and 0.4% with meningitis/encephalitis at admission.  

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Journal of Neurological Sciences

Latest 32 Articles [15 Feb 2022]

  1. Review Article

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

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - January 27, 2022

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


  2. Full Length Article

    Neurophobia in Africa: Survey responses from fifteen African countries

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - January 24, 2022

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


  3. Full Length Article

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

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - January 21, 2022

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


  4. 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 Sciences, In Press Journal Pre-Proof - January 12, 2022

    Mateo P. Farina


  5. Clinical Short Communication

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

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - January 10, 2022

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


  6. 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 Sciences, Vol. 434 - January 10, 2022

    George Park, Marc J. Balcer, Lisena Hasanaj, Binu Joseph, Rachel Kenney, Todd Hudson, and others


  7. Full Length Article

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

    Journal of the Neurological SciencesIn Press Corrected Proof - January 7, 2022

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


  8. Full Length Article

    Why does Africa have the lowest number of Neurologists and how to cover the Gap?

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - December 29, 2021

    Najib Kissani, Laila Liqali, Khaoula Hakimi, Jacob Mugumbate, Gams Massi Daniel, Eetedal Ahmed A. Ibrahim, and others
  9. Full Length Article

    Peripheral neurological complications during COVID-19: A single center experience

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - December 23, 2021

    Nara Miriam Michaelson, Ashwin Malhotra, Zehui Wang, Linda Heier, Kurenai Tanji, Scott Wolfe, and others
  10. Letter to the Editor

    Acute transverse myelitis after BNT162b2 vaccination against COVID-19: Report of a fatal case and review of the literature

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - December 18, 2021

    Hiroto Nakano, Kazuyoshi Yamaguchi, Kouhei Kawabata, Miwako Asakawa, Yasuko Matsumoto
  11. Full Length Article

    Looking beyond the opioid receptor: A desperate need for new treatments for opioid use disorder

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 432 - December 16, 2021

    Yu Kyung Lee, Mark S. Gold, Brian S. Fuehrlein
  12. Review Article

    Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for depression: Emerging research on a psychedelic compound with a rich history

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - December 16, 2021

    Craig Pearson, Joshua Siegel, Jessica A. Gold
  13. Review Article

    Current status of vaccines for substance use disorders: A brief review of human studies

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - December 16, 2021

    Thanh Thuy Truong, Thomas R. Kosten,
  14. Full Length Article

    A longitudinal seizure outcome following the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021: Transient exacerbation or sustainable mitigation

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 434 - December 16, 2021

    Shuichiro Neshige, Shiro Aoki, Yoshiko Takebayashi, Takeo Shishido, Yu Yamazaki, Koji Iida, and others
  15. Letter to the Editor

    A one-year longitudinal evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid and blood neurochemical markers in a patient with cryptococcal meningitis complicated by ischemic stroke.

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 432 - December 13, 2021

    Samir Abu-Rumeileh, Tamara Garibashvili, Jürgen Benjamin Hagemann, Veronika Still, Franziska Bachhuber, Markus Otto, and others
  16. Clinical Short Communication

    Integrating neurology and pharmacy through telemedicine: A novel care model

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 432 - December 8, 2021

    Hanlin Li, Imama A. Naqvi, Sarah E. Tom, Barbara Almeida, Yuliya Baratt, Christina M. Ulane
  17. Full Length Article

    Phenotypic categorisation of individual subjects with motor neuron disease based on radiological disease burden patterns: A machine-learning approach

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 432 - December 2, 2021

    Peter Bede, Aizuri Murad, Jasmin Lope, Stacey Li Hi Shing, Eoin Finegan, Rangariroyashe H. Chipika, and others
  18. Full Length Article

    Lessons learned in stroke care during COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for future pandemics in the MENA+ region: A consensus statement from the MENA+-SINO

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 432 - November 26, 2021

    Amal Al Hashmi, Stephan von Bandemer, Ashfaq Shuaib, Ossama Yassin Mansour, Mohammed Wassy, Atilla Ozcan Ozdemir, and others
  19. Full Length Article

    Neurologic and cognitive sequelae after SARS-CoV2 infection: Different impairment for ICU patients

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 432 - November 26, 2021

    Flavia Mattioli, Simone Piva, Chiara Stampatori, Francesca Righetti, Ilaria Mega, Elena Peli, and others
  20. Correspondence

    The peripheral view: Neuromuscular diagnosis, care and surveillance in global health

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 432 - November 25, 2021

    Michelle Kvalsund, Gretchen L. Birbeck, David N. Herrmann
  21. Review Article

    Non-infectious mechanisms of neurological damage due to infection

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 431 - November 11, 2021

    Felix Benninger, Israel Steiner
  22. Full Length Article

    Optic perineuritis: A Canadian case series and literature review

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 430 - October 23, 2021

    Jim Shenchu Xie, Laura Donaldson, Edward Margolin
  23. Full Length Article (Open Access)

    Feasibility and effectiveness appraisal of a neurology residency health equities curriculum

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 431 - October 22, 2021

    Adys Mendizabal, Jessica H. Fan, Raymond S. Price, Roy H. Hamilton
  24. Review Article

    Insight in booster COVID-19 vaccine and disease modifying therapy in multiple sclerosis

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 430 - October 18, 2021

    Katherine Beard, Shitiz Sriwastava
  25. Full Length Article

    Hospital-based observational study of neurological disorders in patients recently vaccinated with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 430 - October 12, 2021

    Jasmine Shimin Koh, Rebecca Hui Min Hoe, Ming Hui Yong, Hui Jin Chiew, Yihui Goh, Kok Pin Yong, and others
  26. Full Length Article

    Intrathecal inflammatory responses in the absence of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in the CSF of COVID-19 hospitalized patients

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 430 - October 4, 2021

    Erica Normandin, Kathryn B. Holroyd, Sarah I. Collens, Bennett M. Shaw, Katherine J. Siddle, Gordon Adams, and others
  27. Clinical Short Communication

    Beyond electives: Rethinking training in global neurology

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 430 - October 2, 2021

    Mathura Ravishankar, Aaron L. Berkowitz
  28. Abstract Only

    Plenary 4: Presidential address: WFN during and beyond the pandemic

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 429 Supplement - October 2021

    William Carroll
  29. Abstract Only

    Risk of SARS-COV 2 infection and death for COVID-19 in people living with dementia in the Lazio Region, Italy

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 429 Supplement - October 2021

    Silvia Cascini, Nera Agabiti, Maria Balducci, Claudia Marino, Marina Davoli, Nicola Vanacore, and others
  30. Abstract Only

    Covid-19 related stroke: No preventative value of antithrombotic therapy

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 429 Supplement - October 2021

    Martina Di Pietro, Claudia Carrarini, Damiano D'Ardes, Mirella Russo, Fedele Dono, Maria Vittoria De Angelis, and others
  31. Abstract Only

    Correlates of psychological distress in epileptic patients during the COVID-19 outbreak

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 429 Supplement - October 2021

    Alfonso Giordano, Mattia Siciliano, Rosa De Micco, Valeria Sant'Elia, Antonio Russo, Alessandro Tessitore, and others
  32. Abstract Only

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients' quality of life and their caregiver burden during COVID-19 pandemic

    Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 429 Supplement - October 2021

    Alessandro Bombaci, Silvia Giusiano, Laura Peotta, Barbara Iazzolino, Enza Mastro, Martina Arcari, and others

eNeurologicalSci

Latest 32 Articles [6 March 2022]

  1. 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, Volume23 (Cover date: June 2021), Article 100338

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


  2. Research article [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 18 April 2021, Volume23 (Cover date: June 2021), Article 100340

    Keith J. Kincaid, Justin C. Kung, Alexis N. Simpkins


  3. Research article [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 9 July 2021, Volume24 (Cover date: September 2021), Article 100355

    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, Volume22 (Cover date: March 2021), Article 100294

    Takeru Umemura, Hirohisa Kondo, Junkoh Yamamoto


  5. Correspondence [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 20 November 2021, Volume25 (Cover date: December 2021), Article 100381

    Mai Shimizu, Kotaro Ogaki, Takao Urabe


  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, Volume23 (Cover date: June 2021), Article 100332

    Fitri Octaviana, Hardito Puspo Yugo, Manfaluthy Hakim


  7. Case report [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 4 December 2020, Volume22 (Cover date: March 2021), Article 100299

    Lisa Moore, Malik Ghannam, Georgios Manousakis


  8. Case report [Open access]

    Therapeutic plasma exchange for persistent encephalopathy associated with Covid-19

    eNeurologicalSci, 7 February 2021, Volume22 (Cover date: March 2021), Article 100327

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


  9. Correspondence [Open access]

    "COVID arm" detected by MR neurography

    eNeurologicalSci, 3 November 2021, Volume25 (Cover date: December 2021), Article 100377

    Hiroyasu Komiya, Kohei Harada, Fumiaki Tanaka


  10. Research article [Open access]

    A case series and literature review of multiple sclerosis and COVID-19: Clinical characteristics, outcomes and a brief review of immunotherapies

    eNeurologicalSci, 2 November 2020, Volume21 (Cover date: December 2020), Article 100287

    Saurabh Kataria, Medha Tandon, Shitiz Sriwastava


  11. Case report [Open access]

    Large vessel stroke and COVID-19: Case report and literature review

    eNeurologicalSci, 16 June 2020, Volume20 (Cover date: September 2020), Article 100250

    Sumaiya Mahboob, Sri Harsha Boppana, Burton J. Tabaac


  12. Case report [Open access]

    Post COVID-19 syndrome associated with orthostatic cerebral hypoperfusion syndrome, small fiber neuropathy and benefit of immunotherapy: a case report

    eNeurologicalSci, 20 September 2020, Volume21 (Cover date: December 2020), Article 100276

    Peter Novak


  13. 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, Volume25 (Cover date: December 2021), Article 100385

    F. Castellani, M. Cacciavillani, C. Briani


  14. Research article [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 22 December 2020, Volume22 (Cover date: March 2021), Article 100306

    Antonio Colombo, Filippo Martinelli Boneschi, Andrea Salmaggi


  15. Case report [Open access]

    Hemorrhagic stroke and COVID-19 infection: Coincidence or causality?

    eNeurologicalSci, 16 September 2020, Volume21 (Cover date: December 2020), Article 100274

    Pedro Fraiman, Mariana Freire, Clecio Godeiro-Junior


  16. Correspondence [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 15 June 2021, Volume25 (Cover date: December 2021), Article 100349

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


  17. Correspondence [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 27 April 2021, Volume23 (Cover date: June 2021), Article 100344

    Alpo Vuorio, Markku Kaste, Petri T. Kovanen


  18. Research article [Open access]

    Encephalopathy in COVID-19 patients; viral, parainfectious, or both?

    eNeurologicalSci, 21 September 2020, Volume21 (Cover date: December 2020), Article 100275

    Thirugnanam Umapathi, Wei Ming Jason Quek, Wai-Yung Yu


  19. Correspondence [Open access]

    Impact of COVID-19 on Future Ischemic Stroke Incidence

    eNeurologicalSci, 1 February 2021, Volume22 (Cover date: March 2021), Article 100325

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


  20. 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, Volume22 (Cover date: March 2021), Article 100322

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


  21. Correspondence [Open access]

    COVID-19 and stroke: Red flags for secondary movement disorders?

    eNeurologicalSci, 10 November 2020, Volume21 (Cover date: December 2020), Article 100289

    Daniella Balduino Victorino, Marcia Guimarães-Marques, Carla Alessandra Scorza


  22. Erratum [Open access]

    Erratum to "Impact of COVID-19 on Future Ischemic Stroke Incidence" [eNeurologicalSci, , 22C (2021) 100325]

    eNeurologicalSci, 28 April 2021, Volume23 (Cover date: June 2021), Article 100342

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


  23. Correspondence [Open access]

    Prothrombotic state induced by COVID-19 infection as trigger for stroke in young patients: A dangerous association.

    eNeurologicalSci, 6 June 2020, Volume20 (Cover date: September 2020), Article 100247

    Francesco Cavallieri, Alessandro Marti, Marialuisa Zedde


  24. Correspondence [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 21 January 2021, Volume22 (Cover date: March 2021), Article 100319

    Eric J. Seachrist


  25. Correspondence [Open access]

    Impact of COVID-19 on the clinical care of Ethiopian PD patients: A glimpse into the burden

    eNeurologicalSci, 15 September 2020, Volume21 (Cover date: December 2020), Article 100273

    Biniyam A. Ayele, Yared Zenebe, Ali Shalash


  26. Correspondence [Open access]

    Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis might be under-diagnosed in the COVID-19 era

    eNeurologicalSci, 15 July 2020, Volume20 (Cover date: September 2020), Article 100256

    Banafsheh Shakibajahromi, Afshin Borhani-Haghighi, Ashkan Mowla


  27. Correspondence [Open access]

    Reorganization of multiple sclerosis health care system in Clinical Centre of Montenegro during the COVID-19 pandemic

    eNeurologicalSci, 15 August 2020, Volume21 (Cover date: December 2020), Article 100263

    Jevto Erakovic, Dragica Milikic, Milovan Roganovic


  28. Correspondence [Open access]

    Acute hypothermia in Covid 19: A case report

    eNeurologicalSci, 20 June 2020, Volume20 (Cover date: September 2020), Article 100248

    Nicolas Allard, Ari Maruani, Alain Ameri


  29. Erratum [Open access]

    Corrigendum to 'Encephalopathy in COVID-19 patients; viral, parainfectious, or both?' [eNeurologicalSci, c(, Volume21), December 2020, 100275]

    eNeurologicalSci, 20 March 2021, Volume23 (Cover date: June 2021), Article 100336

    Thirugnanam Umapathi, Wei Ming Jason Quek, Wai-Yung Yu


  30. Erratum [Open access]

    Corrigendum to "Encephalopathy in COVID-19 patients; viral, parainfectious, or both?" [eNeurologicalSci, c(, Volume21), December 2020, 100275]

    eNeurologicalSci, 28 October 2021, Volume25 (Cover date: December 2021), Article 100373

    Thirugnanam Umapathi, Wei Ming Jason Quek, Wai-Yung Yu


  31. Case report [Open access]

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

    eNeurologicalSci, 28 April 2021, Volume23 (Cover date: June 2021), Article 100345

    Bkhtiar Khosravi, Borhan Moradveisi, Awat Karimi


  32. Review article [Open access]

    Can the coronavirus infection penetrates the brain resulting in sudden anosmia followed by severe neurological disorders?

    eNeurologicalSci, 11 November 2020, Volume21 (Cover date: December 2020), Article 100290

    Mai M. Anwar, Ayman M. Badawi, Nadia A. Eltablawy