How Do You Diagnose COVID-19 Patients With Neurological Complications?

Call for Survey Respondents

By Dr. Arina Tamborska

Arina Tamborska

Researchers with the Global COVID Neurology Survey are calling on clinicians to help them better understand how neurological complications of COVID-19 are diagnosed around the world.

The project is being led by the University of Liverpool with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

“We need clinicians around the world to share their experiences of how they diagnose neurological and neuropsychiatric syndromes and perceive their association with COVID-19,” said Dr. Arina Tamborska, NIHR academic clinical fellow in neurology at the University of Liverpool. “Your responses will play a role in the validation of a prospective WHO clinical record form, which will then be made openly available to everyone following the study’s completion.”

The survey will take up to 30 minutes to complete and involves questions about your clinical experience and several short case scenarios, describing patients with neurological complications as a result of COVID-19.

Participants will be named as a collaborator in any publications arising from the survey. All clinicians who treat patients with COVID-19 are eligible to participate, including trainees.

“Whether you are a neurologist or any other health care professional involved in the care of COVID-19 patients, your help would be greatly appreciated with this study, which we hope will lead to better treatments and outcomes for patients,” said Dr. Benedict Michael, senior clinician scientist fellow at the University of Liverpool.

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Dr. Arina Tamborska is a NIHR academic clinical fellow in neurology, brain infections group at the University of Liverpool, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, U.K.