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NIH Launches Database To Observe Neurological Signs Related With COVID-19

January 29, 2021

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The new COVID-19 neurodatabase / biobank will collect information on COVID-19-related neurological outcomes, according to a press release.

The COVID-19 neurodatabase / biobank was developed by NYU Langone Health in New York City as a resource for and is maintained by clinical information and human biospecies, the press release said. The database is supported by the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the NIH.

“We know that COVID-19 can disrupt multiple body systems, but the effects of the virus and the body’s response to COVID-19 infection on the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles can be particularly devastating and can also contribute to the persistence of the disability afterwards The virus will be deleted. ” Barbara Karp, MD, Program director at NINDS said in the publication. “There is an urgent need to understand the neurological problems associated with COVID-19, which not infrequently include headaches, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, stroke, pain and sleep disorders, and some very rare complications of serious infections.”

The web-based data portal is open to healthcare providers and participating clinical sites across the country where interested participants can submit unidentified information and samples as per the press release. The researchers are looking for information about neurological symptoms, comorbidities, disease progression, complications, consequences and results.

According to the publication, the project is being led by Andrea Troxel, ScD, Professor of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Eva Petkova, PhD, Professor of Population Health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Researchers and clinicians can request access to the database through the NeuroCOVID website at https://med.nyu.edu/departments-institutes/population-health/divisions-sections-centers/biostatistics/research/nih-neurodatabank-neurobiobank.

Reference:

NIH. NIH Launches Database to Track Neurological Symptoms Related to COVID-19. Available at: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-launches-database-track-neurological-symptoms-associated-covid-19. Accessed January 29, 2021.

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