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Acta Neurológica Colombiana

versión impresa ISSN 0120-8748versión On-line ISSN 2422-4022


VASQUEZ BUILES, Santiago  y  AGUIRRE, Hernán Darío. Experience of a specialized neuroscience institution during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. Acta Neurol Colomb. [online]. 2021, vol.37, n.1, pp.7-11.  Epub 08-Mayo-2021. ISSN 0120-8748.


As of December 2019, a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), began to spread rapidly throughout China, and is currently a global pandemic with cases reported in more than 192 countries. The first case of COVID-19 in the city of Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, was reported at the beginning of March 2020, with a massive increase in the number of cases in the following months, which is why multiple local institutions had to create protocols to care for patients with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19.


Document the experiences and logistical adaptations of a center specialized in neurosciences for the care of the Sars-Cov2 pandemic


Descriptive, narrative, retrospective study


The Neurological Institute of Colombia (Indec), despite being a neuroscience institution, adapted all its services in a functional and structural way to support the hospital network of the department of Antioquia.


This manuscript provides a comprehensive guidance for other neurology institutions, in terms of preparing for an influx of patients with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 into their hospital system.

Palabras clave : coronavirus infections; neurology; problem-based learning; education, continuing (MeSH).

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