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Cerebral Venous Thrombosis After Vaccination Against SARS-CoV-2

With Information on the International Consortium on CVT Registry By José M. Ferro, MD, PhD The public and the global medical community have been exposed since early March 2021, both from the media, the official agencies, and the medical literature, to multiple and often contradictory information, concerning the risk of “uncommon” thrombosis occurring after vaccination [...]

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President Praises WFN Performance During the Pandemic

By Prof. William Carroll, WFN President Against the backdrop of what is without a doubt medical history – the vaccination of the world against SARS-Cov-2 virus (COVID-19) – it is appropriate to review our performance. That the vaccination rollout is bumpy is to be expected. That the world has developed a multitude of vaccines and [...]

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Letter from the editors

Welcome to the April 2021 issue of World Neurology. This issue begins with the President’s Column, where WFN President William M. Carroll thoroughly reviews the performance of the WFN during the pandemic. Next, Dr. Jose M. Ferro provides an extensive and authoritative update on the status of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) and vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, [...]

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The Format of World Congress of Neurology 2021 in Rome Finalized

By Ryuji Kaji, Chair Congress Committee, First Vice President of the WFN The Congress Committee met on April 19, and the format of WCN2021 was finalized. Considering the global outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic and the decisions of other international meetings, we had to conclude that WCN2021 shall be held all online. Despite being fully [...]

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Special Issue on Tropical Neurology

By John D. England, MD During the World Congress of Neurology in 2017 in Kyoto, Japan, Profs. Marco Medina, Chandrashekar Meshram, Raad Shakir, and I proposed to publish a special issue on tropical neurology in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences. The selection of topics and authors was coordinated with the Tropical and Geographical Specialty [...]

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The WFN Public Awareness & Advocacy Committee and the Neuroethics Specialty Group

By Wolfgang Grisold, James L. Bernat, and Tissa Wijeratne In this edition of World Neurology, we will continue to present one committee and one specialty group, to explain the various activities of the WFN. In short, and as a wrap-up from the previous articles, the WFN has committees, which are dedicated to specific tasks, and [...]

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Tabes Dorsalis and the Romberg Test; Historical Aspects

By Peter J. Koehler Longue conversation avec Charcot. C’est bien ce que je pensais. J’en ai pour la vie. Cela ne m’a pas porté le coup que j’aurais dû attendre. [Long conversation with Charcot. It is indeed what I thought. I will have it for life. It did not bring the blow that I would [...]

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World Brain Day 2021: Stop Multiple Sclerosis

A collaboration between the World Federation of Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis International Federation By Tissa Wijeratne, Wolfgang Grisold, Rachel King, William Carroll World Brain Day (WBD) was launched in 2014. Since then, the WFN, jointly with other international societies, such as International League Against Epilepsy, World Stroke Organization, the International Headache Society, and the Movement [...]

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Brief Update on Cancer and Neurotoxicity

By Stefan Oberndorfer, MD, Prof, FEAN Cancer is one of the most important conditions in human health, and due to longer life expectation and improved therapies, survival in cancer patients is also increasing. This has several implications in the management of cancer patients as the longer survival changes the “natural” course of many tumors. The [...]

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Cape Town WFN Training Center: The First Two Years

By Lawrence Tucker, MB ChB In 2019, Groote Schuur and Tygerberg Hospitals in Cape Town, South Africa, were jointly recognized as the only WFN-accredited, anglophone Regional Training Center (RTC) in sub-Saharan Africa; and one of only four such WFN RTCs on the African continent. It comprises the divisions of neurology of the universities of Cape [...]

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Brain Health Initiative in India

By Drs. Chandrashekhar Meshram, JMK Murthy, Nirmal Surya and U. Meenakshisundaram. The Tropical and Geographical Neurology Specialty Group of the WFN joined hands with the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) to celebrate the Brain Health initiative on Jan. 11, 2021, to raise awareness for the importance of brain health. A public education and awareness activity [...]

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Selçuk University Hospital: One Year Later

By Ani-Osheku Ifeyinwa, Nigeria In December 2019, I had the utmost privilege to spend four weeks at the neurology department of the Selçuk University in Konya, Turkey. It remains one of the most gratifying moments in my career as a young neurologist. It has been over a year, yet the memories are ever so fresh. [...]

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