The WFNS Young Neurosurgeons committee is supporting the CovidSurg observational studies coordinated by the NIHR Global Surgery Unit at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The CovidSurg Cohort study is focusing on SARS-CoV-2 positive patients undergoing surgery and will examine their outcomes.
The CovidSurg-Cancer study is focusing on patients with a tumour that requires surgical treatment during the pandemic. It will examine the outcomes of patients operated but also the outcomes of patients who are experiencing delays in receiving surgery.
All intracranial tumours are included, as it is recognised that even “benign intracranial tumours” can require urgent attention. Any hospital in the world can take part subject to local approvals; as this is a purely observational study and no identifiable data are included, the approvals are not cumbersome.
The WFNS Young Neurosurgeons committee is encouraging all neurosurgeons to participate in the CovidSurg studies.