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Diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Laboratory, PCR, and chest CT imaging findings

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery July 2020 79:143-153

  • Abstract: Since December 2019, more than 3 million cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and about 200,000 deaths have been reported worldwide. ...

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Transforming laparoendoscopic surgical protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic; big data analytics, resource allocation and operational considerations

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery August 2020 80:21-25

  • Abstract: The current dreadful pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is playing havoc with humanity, socio-communal systems and economic ...

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International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic: A Systematic Review

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery July 2020 79:180-188

  • Abstract: Background During the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical departments were forced to re-schedule their activity giving priority to urgent procedures and non-deferrable oncological ... Results After eligibility assessment, a total of 22 papers and statements were analyzed. Surgical societies have established criteria for triage and prioritization in order to identify ... Conclusions During COVID-19 pandemic, it is of paramount importance to face the emergency in the most effective and efficient manner, retrieving ... @@@@Highlights •The COVID-19 pandemic has forced surgical departments to reschedule their activity.•The development of a surgical plan with criteria for ...

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A cohort study of 30 day mortality after NON-EMERGENCY surgery in a COVID-19 cold site

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery December 2020 84:57-65

  • Abstract: Background Two million non-emergency surgeries are being cancelled globally every week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will have a major ... Results 500 patients underwent surgery with median age 62.5 (IQR 51–71). 65% were male, 60% had a known diagnosis of cancer and 61% of surgeries were considered complex or major. No ... Conclusion It is safe to continue cancer and urgent surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic with appropriate service [email protected]@@@Highlights •Priority surgeries are being cancelled every week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.•A multicentre surgical referral network was set up ...

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Health policy and leadership models during the COVID-19 pandemic: A review

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery September 2020 81:122-129

  • Abstract: On March 11, 2020, the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Approximately 19.3 million people ...

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Orthopaedic surgery after COVID-19 – A blueprint for resuming elective surgery after a pandemic

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery August 2020 80:162-167

  • Abstract: Background The COVID-19 outbreak was fraught with danger and despair as many medically necessary surgeries were cancelled to preserve precious healthcare ... Results The guiding principles for restarting elective surgeries in a safe and acceptable manner include up-to-date disease awareness, projection and judicious management of equipment and ... Conclusion The world was ill prepared for the initial COVID-19 outbreak. However, with effective forward planning, institutions can ramp-up elective surgical ... @@@@Highlights •As COVID-19 resolves, the pent-up demand for surgeries needs to be addressed in a systematic and equitable manner.•Up-to-date disease ...

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Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on surgical practice - Part 1

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery July 2020 79:168-179

  • Abstract: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in over 4.5 million confirmed cases and over 300,000 deaths. The impact of

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Acute Care Surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain: Changes in volume, causes and complications. A multicentre retrospective cohort study

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery August 2020 80:157-161

  • Abstract: Background during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Acute Care Surgery procedures performed in Spanish hospitals decreased significantly. The aim of ... Results two hundred and eighty-five and 117 patients were included in each group. Mean number of patients who underwent Acute Care Surgery during the control and ... Conclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant reduction in the performance of Acute Care Surgery procedures was observed. Moreso, a longer ... @@@@Highlights •Acute Care Surgery Activity was decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic.•A higher delay of the patients presenting in the Emergency ...

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Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on surgical practice - Part 2 (surgical prioritisation)

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery July 2020 79:233-248

  • Abstract: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic represents a once in a century challenge to human healthcare with over 4.5 million ...

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COVID-19: Results of a national survey of United Kingdom healthcare professionals’ perceptions of current management strategy – A cross-sectional questionnaire study

  • Source: In International Journal of Surgery July 2020 79:156-161

  • Abstract: Objective COVID-19 has caused a global healthcare crisis with increasing number of people getting infected and dying each day. Different countries ... Results A total of 1007 responses were obtained with majority of the responses from England (n = 850, 84.40%). There were 670 (66.53%) responses from doctors and 204 (20.26%) from nurses. Most of ... Conclusion Despite current efforts, it would seem this is not translating to a sense of security amongst the UK NHS workforce in terms of how ... @@@@Highlights •Only one third of the respondents felt supported at their trust.•Only half of the respondents reported that adequate training had been provided to ...

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