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Maintaining stroke care during the COVID-19 pandemic in lower- and middle-income countries: World Stroke Organization Position Statement endorsed by American Stroke Association and American Heart Association.
Pandian, Jeyaraj D; Panagos, Peter D; Sebastian, Ivy A; Sampaio Silva, Gisele; Furie, Karen L; Liu, Liping; Owolabi, Mayowa O; Caso, Valeria; Alrukn, Suhail A.
  • Pandian JD; Department of Neurology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
  • Panagos PD; Department of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA.
  • Sebastian IA; Department of Neurology, St Stephens Hospital, New Delhi, India.
  • Sampaio Silva G; Department of Neurology, Federal University of São Paulo, Clinical Trialist/Neurology, Albert Einstein Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Furie KL; Department of Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital Chair of Neurology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
  • Liu L; Department of Neurology, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
  • Owolabi MO; China National Clinical Research Center for Neurological Diseases, Beijing, China.
  • Caso V; Department of Neurology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Director, Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Alrukn SA; Department of Neurology, Stroke Unit, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.
Int J Stroke ; 17(1): 9-17, 2022 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1488374
ABSTRACT
For more than a year, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has had a devastating effect on global health. High-, low-, and middle-income countries are struggling to cope with the spread of newer mutant strains of the virus. Delivery of acute stroke care remains a priority despite the pandemic. In order to maintain the time-dependent processes required to optimize delivery of intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular therapy, most countries have reorganized infrastructure to optimize human resources and critical services. Low-and-middle income countries (LMIC) have strained medical resources at baseline and often face challenges in the delivery of stroke systems of care (SSOC). This position statement aims to produce pragmatic recommendations on methods to preserve the existing SSOC during COVID-19 in LMIC and propose best stroke practices that may be low cost but high impact and commonly shared across the world.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Stroke / COVID-19 Type of study: Clinical Practice Guide / Risk factors Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: Int J Stroke Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 17474930211055878

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Stroke / COVID-19 Type of study: Clinical Practice Guide / Risk factors Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: Int J Stroke Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 17474930211055878