WFNS December 2020 Newsletter

The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
Newsletter December 2020
Message from the
Editor
Dear Colleagues – With a second surge in COVID-19 cases in much of the world, it is appropriate that the WFNS Newsletter again be dedicated primarily to the COVID pandemic.

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Statements
Highlights of President Franco Servadei's ICRAN Presentation

Among the profound effects of the COVID pandemic has been its effects on neurotrauma education worldwide. This report presents highlights of WFNS President Franco Servadei’s presentation during the ICRAN virtual conference December 5-6.

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Statements
YNS COVID-19 Resilience

The coronavirus-19 disease (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in our global medical community facing unprecedented times. As we navigated through the unknown terrain of the first wave, it profoundly taxed the resources of healthcare systems worldwide, including all medical professionals at the center of those systems fighting an invisible enemy.

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Statements
YNS survey update

The Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the WFNS designed a global survey in 2018 with the aim of understanding the key needs of Young Neurosurgeons, their access to education and equipment, and the hurdles that they face in daily practice.

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Statements
Dexamethasone for CSDH Cambridge

A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma – the build-up of ‘old’ blood in the space between the brain and the skull, usually as a result of minor head injury – could lead to a worse outcome than receiving no medication, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Statements COVID-19 Excess Mortality

The US has experienced more deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) than any other country and has one of the highest cumulative per capita death rates.1

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Statements COVID-19 Illness Beyond Acute Infection

Although much of the response to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)pandemic has focused on acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) illness,accumulating evidence demonstrates morbidity beyondacute SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Statements COVID-19 CNS Manifestations

A new strain of coronavirus, named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified in patients with pneumonia in Wuhan, China, in December 2019

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Statements COVID-19 Lab Markers

International efforts to ABatten the curve’ of Coronavirus Disease2019 (COVID-19) through social isolation restrictions have allowed most health systems to cope with huge demands on healthcare facilities, in particular providing time to acquire ventilators and intensive care beds.

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Statements COVID-19 Low Tech Spread of Infection

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has causeda global pandemic of historic proportions in the 10 months since cases were first reported inWuhan, China, in December 2019, with worldwide morbidity, mortality, and disruptions to society

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Statements COVID-19 Stroke Thromboprophylaxis

In the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke may be potentially infected with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) agent.

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Statements COVID-19 Insights, Experience, and Protocols from Malaysia

The newly discovered coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease introduced to humans for the first time.

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Statements COVID-19 Contact Tracing Tips from Africa

African nations have recorded lower rates of COVID-19 than many high-income countries, which is attributable, some say, to the continent’s robust public health response.

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Statements COVID-19 Anesthetic Management

Copyright Association for Helping Neurosurgical Sick People. This is an open access article published by Thieme under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivative-NonCommercial-License, permitting copying and reproduction so long as the original work is given appropriate credit.

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Statements COVID-19 Aerosol Mitigation Device for Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resulting from the novel coronavirus strain (SARS-CoV-2) represents an extraordinary threat to the health of the world’s population.

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Statements SNSS (Serbia) 2020 Virtual Meeting Report


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