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Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Bikson, M, Hanlon, CA, Woods, AJ, Gillick, BT, Charvet, L, Lamm, C, Madeo, G, Holczer, A, Almeida, J, Antal, A, Ay, MR, Baeken, C, Blumberger, DM, Campanella, S, Camprodon, J, Christiansen, L, Colleen, L, Crinion, J, Fitzgerald, P, Gallimberti, L, Ghobadi-Azbari, P, Ghodratitoostani, I, Grabner, R, Hartwigsen, G, Hirata, A, Kirton, A, Knotkova, H, Krupitsky, E, Marangolo, P, Nakamura-Palacios, EM, Potok, W, Praharaj, SK, Ruff, CC, Schlaug, G, Siebner, HR, Stagg, CJ, Thielscher, A, Wenderoth, N, Yuan, T-F, Zhang, X & Ekhtiari, H 2020, 'Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic' Brain Stimulation, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 1124-1149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.05.010

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Bikson, M., Hanlon, C. A., Woods, A. J., Gillick, B. T., Charvet, L., Lamm, C., ... Ekhtiari, H. (2020). Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Brain Stimulation, 13(4), 1124-1149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.05.010

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Bikson M, Hanlon CA, Woods AJ, Gillick BT, Charvet L, Lamm C, Madeo G, Holczer A, Almeida J, Antal A, Ay MR, Baeken C, Blumberger DM, Campanella S, Camprodon J, Christiansen L, Colleen L, Crinion J, Fitzgerald P, Gallimberti L, Ghobadi-Azbari P, Ghodratitoostani I, Grabner R, Hartwigsen G, Hirata A, Kirton A, Knotkova H, Krupitsky E, Marangolo P, Nakamura-Palacios EM, Potok W, Praharaj SK, Ruff CC, Schlaug G, Siebner HR, Stagg CJ, Thielscher A, Wenderoth N, Yuan T-F, Zhang X, Ekhtiari H. 2020. Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Brain Stimulation. 13(4):1124-1149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.05.010

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Bikson M, Hanlon CA, Woods AJ, Gillick BT, Charvet L, Lamm C et al. Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Brain Stimulation. 2020 Jul 1;13(4):1124-1149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.05.010

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Bikson, Marom ; Hanlon, Colleen A ; Woods, Adam J ; Gillick, Bernadette T ; Charvet, Leigh ; Lamm, Claus ; Madeo, Graziella ; Holczer, Adrienn ; Almeida, Jorge ; Antal, Andrea ; Ay, Mohammad Reza ; Baeken, Chris ; Blumberger, Daniel M ; Campanella, Salvatore ; Camprodon, Joan ; Christiansen, Lasse ; Colleen, Loo ; Crinion, Jenny ; Fitzgerald, Paul ; Gallimberti, Luigi ; Ghobadi-Azbari, Peyman ; Ghodratitoostani, Iman ; Grabner, Roland ; Hartwigsen, Gesa ; Hirata, Akimasa ; Kirton, Adam ; Knotkova, Helena ; Krupitsky, Evgeny ; Marangolo, Paola ; Nakamura-Palacios, Ester M ; Potok, Weronika ; Praharaj, Samir K ; Ruff, Christian C ; Schlaug, Gottfried ; Siebner, Hartwig R ; Stagg, Charlotte J ; Thielscher, Axel ; Wenderoth, Nicole ; Yuan, Ti-Fei ; Zhang, Xiaochu ; Ekhtiari, Hamed. / Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: Brain Stimulation. 2020 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 1124-1149.

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title = "Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has broadly disrupted biomedical treatment and research including non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). Moreover, the rapid onset of societal disruption and evolving regulatory restrictions may not have allowed for systematic planning of how clinical and research work may continue throughout the pandemic or be restarted as restrictions are abated. The urgency to provide and develop NIBS as an intervention for diverse neurological and mental health indications, and as a catalyst of fundamental brain research, is not dampened by the parallel efforts to address the most life-threatening aspects of COVID-19; rather in many cases the need for NIBS is heightened including the potential to mitigate mental health consequences related to COVID-19.OBJECTIVE: To facilitate the re-establishment of access to NIBS clinical services and research operations during the current COVID-19 pandemic and possible future outbreaks, we develop and discuss a framework for balancing the importance of NIBS operations with safety considerations, while addressing the needs of all stakeholders. We focus on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and low intensity transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) - including transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS).METHODS: The present consensus paper provides guidelines and good practices for managing and reopening NIBS clinics and laboratories through the immediate and ongoing stages of COVID-19. The document reflects the analysis of experts with domain relevant expertise spanning NIBS technology, clinical services, and basic and clinical research - with an international perspective. We outline regulatory aspects, human resources, NIBS optimization, as well as accommodations for specific demographics.RESULTS: A model based on three phases (early COVID-19 impact, current practices, and future preparation) with an 11-step checklist (spanning removing or streamlining in-person protocols, incorporating telemedicine, and addressing COVID-19-associated adverse events) is proposed. Recommendations on implementing social distancing and sterilization of NIBS related equipment, specific considerations of COVID-19 positive populations including mental health comorbidities, as well as considerations regarding regulatory and human resource in the era of COVID-19 are outlined. We discuss COVID-19 considerations specifically for clinical (sub-)populations including pediatric, stroke, addiction, and the elderly. Numerous case-examples across the world are described.CONCLUSION: There is an evident, and in cases urgent, need to maintain NIBS operations through the COVID-19 pandemic, including anticipating future pandemic waves and addressing effects of COVID-19 on brain and mind. The proposed robust and structured strategy aims to address the current and anticipated future challenges while maintaining scientific rigor and managing risk.",
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RIS

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T1 - Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic

AU - Bikson, Marom

AU - Hanlon, Colleen A

AU - Woods, Adam J

AU - Gillick, Bernadette T

AU - Charvet, Leigh

AU - Lamm, Claus

AU - Madeo, Graziella

AU - Holczer, Adrienn

AU - Almeida, Jorge

AU - Antal, Andrea

AU - Ay, Mohammad Reza

AU - Baeken, Chris

AU - Blumberger, Daniel M

AU - Campanella, Salvatore

AU - Camprodon, Joan

AU - Christiansen, Lasse

AU - Colleen, Loo

AU - Crinion, Jenny

AU - Fitzgerald, Paul

AU - Gallimberti, Luigi

AU - Ghobadi-Azbari, Peyman

AU - Ghodratitoostani, Iman

AU - Grabner, Roland

AU - Hartwigsen, Gesa

AU - Hirata, Akimasa

AU - Kirton, Adam

AU - Knotkova, Helena

AU - Krupitsky, Evgeny

AU - Marangolo, Paola

AU - Nakamura-Palacios, Ester M

AU - Potok, Weronika

AU - Praharaj, Samir K

AU - Ruff, Christian C

AU - Schlaug, Gottfried

AU - Siebner, Hartwig R

AU - Stagg, Charlotte J

AU - Thielscher, Axel

AU - Wenderoth, Nicole

AU - Yuan, Ti-Fei

AU - Zhang, Xiaochu

AU - Ekhtiari, Hamed

N1 - Copyright © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PY - 2020/7/1

Y1 - 2020/7/1

N2 - BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has broadly disrupted biomedical treatment and research including non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). Moreover, the rapid onset of societal disruption and evolving regulatory restrictions may not have allowed for systematic planning of how clinical and research work may continue throughout the pandemic or be restarted as restrictions are abated. The urgency to provide and develop NIBS as an intervention for diverse neurological and mental health indications, and as a catalyst of fundamental brain research, is not dampened by the parallel efforts to address the most life-threatening aspects of COVID-19; rather in many cases the need for NIBS is heightened including the potential to mitigate mental health consequences related to COVID-19.OBJECTIVE: To facilitate the re-establishment of access to NIBS clinical services and research operations during the current COVID-19 pandemic and possible future outbreaks, we develop and discuss a framework for balancing the importance of NIBS operations with safety considerations, while addressing the needs of all stakeholders. We focus on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and low intensity transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) - including transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS).METHODS: The present consensus paper provides guidelines and good practices for managing and reopening NIBS clinics and laboratories through the immediate and ongoing stages of COVID-19. The document reflects the analysis of experts with domain relevant expertise spanning NIBS technology, clinical services, and basic and clinical research - with an international perspective. We outline regulatory aspects, human resources, NIBS optimization, as well as accommodations for specific demographics.RESULTS: A model based on three phases (early COVID-19 impact, current practices, and future preparation) with an 11-step checklist (spanning removing or streamlining in-person protocols, incorporating telemedicine, and addressing COVID-19-associated adverse events) is proposed. Recommendations on implementing social distancing and sterilization of NIBS related equipment, specific considerations of COVID-19 positive populations including mental health comorbidities, as well as considerations regarding regulatory and human resource in the era of COVID-19 are outlined. We discuss COVID-19 considerations specifically for clinical (sub-)populations including pediatric, stroke, addiction, and the elderly. Numerous case-examples across the world are described.CONCLUSION: There is an evident, and in cases urgent, need to maintain NIBS operations through the COVID-19 pandemic, including anticipating future pandemic waves and addressing effects of COVID-19 on brain and mind. The proposed robust and structured strategy aims to address the current and anticipated future challenges while maintaining scientific rigor and managing risk.

AB - BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has broadly disrupted biomedical treatment and research including non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). Moreover, the rapid onset of societal disruption and evolving regulatory restrictions may not have allowed for systematic planning of how clinical and research work may continue throughout the pandemic or be restarted as restrictions are abated. The urgency to provide and develop NIBS as an intervention for diverse neurological and mental health indications, and as a catalyst of fundamental brain research, is not dampened by the parallel efforts to address the most life-threatening aspects of COVID-19; rather in many cases the need for NIBS is heightened including the potential to mitigate mental health consequences related to COVID-19.OBJECTIVE: To facilitate the re-establishment of access to NIBS clinical services and research operations during the current COVID-19 pandemic and possible future outbreaks, we develop and discuss a framework for balancing the importance of NIBS operations with safety considerations, while addressing the needs of all stakeholders. We focus on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and low intensity transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) - including transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS).METHODS: The present consensus paper provides guidelines and good practices for managing and reopening NIBS clinics and laboratories through the immediate and ongoing stages of COVID-19. The document reflects the analysis of experts with domain relevant expertise spanning NIBS technology, clinical services, and basic and clinical research - with an international perspective. We outline regulatory aspects, human resources, NIBS optimization, as well as accommodations for specific demographics.RESULTS: A model based on three phases (early COVID-19 impact, current practices, and future preparation) with an 11-step checklist (spanning removing or streamlining in-person protocols, incorporating telemedicine, and addressing COVID-19-associated adverse events) is proposed. Recommendations on implementing social distancing and sterilization of NIBS related equipment, specific considerations of COVID-19 positive populations including mental health comorbidities, as well as considerations regarding regulatory and human resource in the era of COVID-19 are outlined. We discuss COVID-19 considerations specifically for clinical (sub-)populations including pediatric, stroke, addiction, and the elderly. Numerous case-examples across the world are described.CONCLUSION: There is an evident, and in cases urgent, need to maintain NIBS operations through the COVID-19 pandemic, including anticipating future pandemic waves and addressing effects of COVID-19 on brain and mind. The proposed robust and structured strategy aims to address the current and anticipated future challenges while maintaining scientific rigor and managing risk.

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