Neurological Manifestations and COVID-19

This conference aims to assess the number of patients with acute ischemic cerebrovascular events seeking inpatient medical emergency care since the implementation of social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Dabus, Dr. De Los Rios La Rosa and Dr. Linfante will review protocols and recommendations during COVID-19. 

Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Stroke Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Physician Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists, Respiratory Therapists (Personal Care), Clinical Chaplains, as well as other specialists interested in the field of neuroscience.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients with COVID-19 and those with influenza and respiratory virus previously associated with stroke. 
  • Implement treatment plans for patients who aren’t emergent; however, waiting months is not in a patient’s best interest.  
  • Describe possible mechanisms by which COVID-19 is associated with increased stroke rate.
  • Analyze reported associations between COVID-19 infection and neurological symptoms.
  • Execute guidelines of care for patients from the emergency department to angio to the intensive care unit. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Fraser, J. F., Arthur, A. S., Chen, M., Levitt, M., Mocco, J., Albuquerque, F. C., Ansari, S. A., Dabus, G., Jayaraman, M. V., Mack, W. J., Milburn, J., Mokin, M., Narayanan, S., Puri, A. S., Siddiqui, A. H., Tsai, J. P., & Klucznik, R. P. (2020). Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery recommendations for the care of emergent neurointerventional patients in the setting of COVID-19. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, 12(6), 539–541.

Fridman, S., Bullrich, M. B., Jimenez-Ruiz, A., Costantini, P., Shah, P., Just, C., Vela-Duarte, D., Linfante, I., Sharifi-Razavi, A., Karimi, N., Bagur, R., Debicki, D. B., Gofton, T. E., Steven, D. A., & Sposato, L. A. (2020). Stroke Risk, phenotypes, and death in COVID-19: Systematic review and newly reported cases. Neurology, 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010851. Advance online publication.

Patient Safety Compass, 10. (2020, September). Retrieved from https://scholarlycommons.baptisthealth.net/bg-bh-patient-safety-compass/13/

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 0.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
08/01/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2021

Guilherme Dabus, M.D.
Medical Director, Fellowship Program in Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery 
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Hospital of Miami 
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Miami, Florida 

Guilherme Dabus, M.D., has indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Miami, Florida

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D., has indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Italo Linfante, M.D., FAHA
Medical Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery at 
Miami Neuroscience Institute and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery 
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida 

Italo Linfante, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant with Medtronic, Stryker, Cerenovus and Prolong Pharmaceuticals. He is on the speakers bureau with Medtronic, Stryker and Cerenovus and the scientific advisory board with Prolong Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Linfante is a stockholder with InNeuroCo and Three Rivers. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Michael McDermott, M.D., conference director, indicated that he has served as a consultant with Stryker.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 0.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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