The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group are pleased to announce the publication of eleven new editorials on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on neurosurgical practice. The series kicked off last week with three editorials and an introduction on the subject, which were published in the Journal of Neurosurgery and the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
Last week we heard from neurosurgeons in the United States, Canada, Italy and China on the impact of the pandemic on neurosurgical practice. This week’s installment adds editorials from the U.S., Republic of Korea and Singapore.
The editorials cover a wide variety of important areas demonstrating the impact of COVID-19 on the practice and training of neurosurgeons. Although other fields of medicine more readily come to mind when considering the battle against the virus known as SARS-CoV-2, neurosurgical practice has also had to adapt swiftly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following articles cover neurosurgeons’ experiences and lessons learned thus far during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Impact of COVID-19 on neurosurgery resident training and education;
- Neurosurgical priority setting during a pandemic: COVID-19;
- A neurosurgery resident’s response to COVID-19: anything but routine;
- COVID-19 and spinal surgery;
- COVID-19 outbreak and its countermeasures in the Republic of Korea;
- COVID-19 and its impact on neurosurgery: our early experience in Singapore;
- Endonasal neurosurgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: the Singapore perspective;
- Task shifting and task sharing for neurosurgeons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Innovations in neurosurgical education during the COVID-19 pandemic: is it time to reexamine our neurosurgical training models; and
- Pediatric neurosurgery along with children’s hospitals’ innovations are rapid and uniform in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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