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The COVID-19 Challenge from a Health System Perspective

By CNS Spotlight, COVID-19, Guest Post, HealthNo Comments

It’s hard to believe that just over a month ago, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Michigan. We were all aware that it was coming, but really couldn’t imagine the profound impact this virus would have and the rapidity of the viral spread. Many reasons have been postulated for why Detroit in particular turned into one of the country’s most serious COVID-19 hotspots, including the fact that our international airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, is one of the 5 busiest hubs in the country. The resurgence of Michigan’s economy in the last few years also resulted in a dramatic rise in international industry business travel, including to China, Korea, Japan and Italy. Read More

We believe we’re through the peak of the surge, but we’re not ready to declare victory yet.

Steven N. Kalkanis, MD, FAANS

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Global Pandemic: A Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm

By CNS Spotlight, COVID-19, Faces of Neurosurgery, HealthNo Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting neurosurgical care at medical centers throughout the United States. Institutional and governmental recommendations are not specific to neurosurgery. Protocols are urgently needed to help neurosurgeons triage cases based on acuity, and also to minimize the risk of infection for both patients and peri-operative medical staff. In many academic tertiary care hospitals, there is limited personal protective equipment and staffing shortages. Read More

CNS Publishes New Concussion Guidelines

By CNS Spotlight, Concussion, Cross Post, GuidelinesNo Comments

Published online in Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), in August, the “Concussion Guidelines Step 2: Evidence for Subtype Classification,” provides support for re-thinking the way we diagnose concussion.

Angela K. Lumba-Brown, MD, co-director of the Stanford Brain Performance Center, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University, and co-author of the guideline, states that because concussion symptoms may vary greatly from person to person, early subtyping can direct strategies for recovery.

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Congress of Neurological Surgeons Releases New Pediatric Guidelines

By CNS Spotlight, Cross Post, Pediatrics, Quality ImprovementNo Comments

From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places when we believe they hit the mark on an issue. We wanted to bring attention to a Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) evidence-based guideline on pediatric myelomeningocele that recently appeared in Neurosurgery, the official journal of the CNS, which publishes research on clinical and experimental neurosurgery covering the very latest developments in science, technology and medicine.

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