Title

Letter: COVID-19 Pandemic-The Bystander Effect on Stroke Care in Michigan.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2020

Publication Title

Neurosurgery

Abstract

Morbidity and mortality associated with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection are extremely visible1; however, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of other pathologies requiring complex interventions and critical care resources—the bystander effect2—is not well described. This is certainly true of stroke patients whose clinical outcomes are a function of early presentation, timely diagnosis, emergent intervention, and critical care management.3-5 With the arrival of COVID-19 cases in the month of March in the hotspot of Michigan, we describe the bystander effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Volume

87

Issue

3

First Page

397

Last Page

399

DOI

10.1093/neuros/nyaa252

ISSN

1524-4040

PubMed ID

32496518

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