WFN Publications: Featured Articles

Editors' Choice

Links to important articles and articles of particular interest chosen by the Editors
published in last 3 months in Journal of the Neurological Sciences, World Neurology and eNeurologicalSci.


World Neurology

Earthquake Disaster and Turkish Neurology ⧉
By Prof. M. Akif Topcuoglu

On Feb. 6, 2023, two major earthquakes occurred, nine hours apart, with epicenters in Gaziantep and Kahramanmaraş in Turkiye. In this disaster, called the 2023 Turkiye-Syria earthquakes," nearly 43,000 people died in Turkiye and 6,000 people in Syria. A total of approximately 150,000 people were injured, of which 120,000 were in Turkiye. 

Prof. Johan Arild Aarli (1936-2023) ⧉
By Raad Shakir

Johan Arild Aarli, former president of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), passed away on the March 24, 2023, at the age of 86 years. His name is recognized and admired by neurologists across the world.
Tribute From Africa to Johan Aarli ⧉
By Amadou Gallo Diop

We, in Africa, definitively consider Johan Aarli as the great and generous man who, as president of WFN, put Africa on the map of world neurology. 


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Journal of the Neurological Sciences

Global uncertainty in the diagnosis of neurological complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection by both neurologists and non-neurologists: An international inter-observer variability study ⧉

Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Jun 15;449:120646.

Uniform case definitions are required to ensure harmonised reporting of neurological syndromes associated with SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, it is unclear how clinicians perceive the relative importance of SARS-CoV-2 in neurological syndromes, which risks under- or over-reporting.

Impact of thrombocytopenia on hemorrhagic complications after endovascular therapy for acute large vessel occlusion: Sub-analysis of RESCUE-Japan registry 2. ⧉

Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Jun 15;449:120659

Endovascular treatment (EVT) for patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) and concurrent thrombocytopenia raises concerns about hemorrhagic complications. We examined the association between thrombocytopenia and clinical outcomes after EVT.


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eNeurologicalSci (eNS)


Demonstrating new-onset or worsened sudomotor function post-COVID-19 on comparative analysis of autonomic function pre-and post-SARS-CoV-2 infection ⧉

Eneurologicalsci. 2023 Mar 1;30:100445.

Autonomic dysfunction including sudomotor abnormalities have been reported in association with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

There are no previous studies that have compared autonomic function objectively in patients pre- and post- SARS-CoV-2 infection.

We aimed to identify if SARS-CoV-2 virus is triggering and/or worsening dysautonomia by comparing autonomic function tests in a group of patients pre-and post-SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Next-generation sequencing approach to molecular diagnosis of Iranian patients with Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy: Several novel variants identified ⧉

Eneurologicalsci. 2023 Mar 1;30:100446.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) constitute the second most prevalent muscular dystrophy, with large deletions or duplications accounting for 66% of cases. No effective treatment exists for DMD/BMD. At present, genetic diagnosis serves as the foundation for gene therapy treatments.

In this study, a comprehensive molecular investigation was conducted. 


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