Urology practice during COVID-19 pandemic

Alchiede Simonato, Gianluca Giannarini, Nicola Pavan, Cosimo De Nunzio, Alessandro Crestani, Cosimo De Nunzio, Giacomo Novara, Andrea Gregori, Alchiede Simonato, Francesco Porpiglia, Riccardo Bartoletti, Vincenzo Mirone, Carlo Trombetta, Andrea Tubaro, Vincenzo Ficarra, Roberto M. Scarpa, Giovanni Liguori, Alberto Abrate, Andrea De Gregorio, Giovanni Liguori

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Abstract

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is generating a rapid and tragic health emergency in Italy due to the need to provide assistance to an overwhelming number of infected patients and, at the same time, treat all the non-deferrable oncological and benign conditions. A panel of Italian urologists has agreed on possible strategies for the reorganization of urological routine practice and on a set of recommendations that should facilitate the process of rescheduling both surgical and outpatient activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the subsequent phases. This document could be a valid tool to be used in routine clinical practice and, possibly, a cornerstone for further discussion on the topic also considering the further evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also may provide useful recommendations for national and international urological societies in a condition of emergency.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
JournalMinerva Urologica e Nefrologica
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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