We Asked the Experts: How Do We Maintain Surgical Quality Standards for Enhanced Recovery Programs After Cancer Surgery During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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The SARS-COV-2 is a novel coronavirus that has been identified after an outbreak of unusual pneumonia in Wuhan, China.
Source: Cancer Treatment Reviews - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Complications of Treatment Source Type: research
AbstractCoronavirus disease 2019 commonly designated as COVID-19 has been declared by World health Organisation (WHO) as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. ‘Lock down’ is found to be the only effective method to control this outbreak and due to the contagious nature of this disease most of the hospitals have stopped elective interventions. Cancer is a second leading cause of death globally and the bystander victims in this scenario are the patients with suspected and proven cancer. Head and neck cancer has a survival rate of 40% to 50% after definitive therapy and the delay in treatment for even 1-2 months may lead t...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
We describe these psychological threats, provide clinical context for them, and offer practical suggestions for managing them, for the benefit of patients, their caregivers, and clinicians. Our hope is that, by sharing our clinical experience, we can help other oncologists increase their awareness of the psychological impact of the pandemic on cancer patients and implement solutions. Managing these challenges now should translate into improved standards of care when this infective storm is over. Paradoxically, COVID-19 could be an opportunity to learn how to better manage cancer care.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Telemedicine and e-Health, Ahead of Print.
Source: Telemedicine and e-Health - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: research
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, mental health has received a lot of attention but the focus has been largely on the mental health of NHS staff and care workers, and the impact of lockdown on the population's mental health and wellbeing rather than on people with existing mental health problems. On 27 April Matt Hancock announced that the NHS was once again'open'starting with restoration of priority services such as cancer and mental health. But for those working in mental health services, the idea that they had ever stopped providing care was another example of a lack of understanding of the needs of people w...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
We describe the outcomes in cancer patients during the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 in Europe from the retrospective, multi-center observational OnCovid study. We identified 204 cancer patients from eight centers in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain aged > 18 (mean = 69) and diagnosed with COVID-19 between February 26th and April 1st, 2020. A total of 127 (62%) were male, 184 (91%) had a diagnosis of solid malignancy, and 103 (51%) had non-metastatic disease. A total of 161 (79%) had > 1 co-morbidity. A total of 141 (69%) patients had > 1 COVID-19 complication. A total of 36 (19%) were escalated...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which originated in Wuhan (China), has now spread across the globe affecting millions of people worldwide.1 COVID-19 is a hypercoagulable state and may lead to both venous and arterial thromboembolic events.2 This state is more common in cancer patients owing to an immunosuppressed state.3 Therefore, a thorough evaluation of the vascular system is warranted in these patients.
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Psychologist was due to get life-saving NHS cancer treatment until coronavirus struckCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA psychologist denied access to a potentially life-saving cancer drug trial because NHS services were suspended due to Covid-19 is trying to raise £240,000 to buy the medicine privately.Wendy Peake said it was “shocking, absolutely shocking” that she and her husband, Andrew, were having to use their savings, draw down pension money and remortgage their house to raise the money for treatment that she was due to get on the NHS until the pandemic struck.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: NHS Cancer Coronavirus outbreak Drugs Queen's University Belfast Health Infectious diseases Science Society UK news BBC One Media Medical research Source Type: news
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has quickly spread globally, causing a real pandemic. In this critical scenario, lung cancer patients scheduled for surgical treatment need to continue to receive optimal care while protecting them from an eventual severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Adequate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) and a COVID-19 specific intraoperative management are paramount in order to prevent cross infections.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Special Article Source Type: research
The on-going Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), an acute infectious respiratory that could lead to a severe pneumonia till to death, has become the world's leading health headline causing public concerns[1,2]. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the new coronavirus outbreak is a public health emergency[3]. Further, on February 22, 2020, the Covid-19 expanded in Italy causing the largest and deadly epidemic in the Country [4]. WHO warned that the most at-risk populations are older and people with pre-existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes[5].
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
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