Neurological Complications of COVID-19 with Igor Koralnik, MD
COVID-19 can be a multi-system disease, impacting many organs and the entire nervous system. Igor Koralnik, MD, has been investigating the neurological complications of the disease and published the first study focused on long-term neurologic symptoms in COVID-19 “long haulers.” He explains the study and what he is seeing in the Neuro COVID-19 Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
"We want to know: How long is 'long COVID'? So we're following those patients over time, six to nine months after their initial visit, to see what improved, what didn't improve and to test, also, other types of interventions."
- Chief of Neuro-infectious Disease and Global Neurology in the Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
- Archibald Church Professor of Neurology
- Member of the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health
- The Neuro COVID-19 Clinic opened in May of 2020, first through tele-health and now in-person visits
- Koralnik's lab studies T-lymphocytes, or T-cells, which are part of the cellular immune response against the COVID-19 virus.
- "Frequent neurologic manifestations and encephalopathy‐associated morbidity in Covid‐19 patients" in
- "Persistent neurologic symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in non‐hospitalized Covid‐19 'long haulers'” in
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Recorded on March 30, 2021.
Continuing Medical Education Credit
Physicians who listen to this podcast may claim continuing medical education credit after listening to an episode of this program.
Academic/Research, Multiple specialties
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify the research interests and initiatives of Feinberg faculty.
- Discuss new updates in clinical and translational research.
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Credit Designation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Igor Koralnik, MD, receives royalties from chapters on HIV, PML and COVID-19. Edith Graham, MD, and Jeffrey Clark have nothing to disclose. Course director, Robert Rosa, MD, has nothing to disclose. Planning committee member, Erin Spain, has nothing to disclose. Feinberg School of Medicine's CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME, Sheryl Corey, Manager of CME, Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator, Katie Daley, Senior Program Coordinator, and Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2.