Covid-19 Neurology News

AAN Updates Guideline for Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

27 Dec 2021

Diabetic neuropathy refers to nerve damage due to diabetes and it may lead to pain and numbness, most often in the hands and feet. To help neurologists and other doctors determine the best treatment for people with diabetic neuropathy, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a guideline on oral and topical treatments for painful diabetic neuropathy. 

Academic Education Can Positively Affect Aging of the Brain

22 Dec 2021

The benefits of good education and lifelong learning extend into old age. The initial findings of a long-term study show that certain degenerative processes are reduced in the brains of academics. Their brains are better able to compensate age-related cognitive and neural limitations.

Brain Drain: Scientists Explain Why Neurons Consume So Much Fuel Even When at Rest

3 Dec 2021

Pound for pound, the brain consumes vastly more energy than other organs, and, puzzlingly, it remains a fuel-guzzler even when its neurons are not firing signals called neurotransmitters to each other. Now researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have found that the process of packaging neurotransmitters may be responsible for this energy drain.

Large international study reveals spectrum of COVID-19 brain complications

29 Nov 2021

The largest multi-institutional international study to date on brain complications of COVID-19 has found that approximately one in 100 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 will likely develop complications of the central nervous system. These can include stroke, hemorrhage, and other potentially fatal complications. 

SARS-CoV-2 infects sustentacular cells in the olfactory epithelium of COVID-19 patients

24 Nov 2021

The coronavirus does not appear to infect nerve cells in the olfactory epithelium and in the olfactory bulb

New, Unpublished Data Reveals Impact of COVID-19 in Patients With Neurological Disorders

5 Oct 2021

New data for the first time reveals a connection between COVID-19 and its worsening impact on patients with existing neurological conditions. The research identifying distinct profiles of COVID-19 patients with neurological conditions and manifestations was unveiled at the XXV Biennial World Congress of Neurology (WCN) 2021 by world-renowned researcher Ettore Beghi, professor of neuroepidemiology at the University of Milan, Italy

COVID-19’s Impact on the Brain Is a Key Topic of the 25th Biennial World Congress of Neurology

3 Oct 2021

The neurological impact of COVID-19, biomarkers for traumatic brain injury and migraine pathophysiology were among the many topics discussed at the XXV Biennial World Congress of Neurology on October 3 through 7, 2021, presented by the World Federation of Neurology.

An international registry of CVT after COVID vaccination

21 Apr 2021

The International Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Consortium designed and launched an international prospective registry of cerebral venous thrombosis occurring after vaccination against COVID infection.

Mild Covid-19 May Lead to Lasting Neurologic Symptoms

30 Mar 2021

Early recognition of lasting neurologic symptoms associated with Covid-19 led specialists at Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, to open one of the nation’s first clinics devoted to treating neurological long haulers in May of 2020.

Study uncovers clues to COVID-19 using MRI, CT

12 Mar 2021

A multicenter study, published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, finds correlation between the severity of COVID-19 in lungs, brain

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