The unintended consequences of surgery delays during COVID-19

The sacrifice Canadians have collectively made to flatten the coronavirus curve also includes immeasurable suffering from postponed surgeries, says a B.C. man who lost his mother not to the virus but to cancer.
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One in four UK GPs say rising numbers of cancer referrals have been rejected inappropriately during the COVID-19 pandemic, amid concerns that thousands of cases of cancer may have been missed.
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Authors: Mjaess G, Karam A, Aoun F, Albisinni S, Roumeguère T Abstract COVID-19 is the pandemic that hit the world starting December 2019. Recent studies and international statistics have shown an increased prevalence, morbidity as well as mortality of this disease in male patients compared to female patients. The aim of this brief communication is to describe the pathophysiology of this sex-discrepancy, based on the infectivity mechanism of the coronavirus including the Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2), the Type II transmembrane Serine Protease (TMPRSS2), and the androgen receptor. This could help und...
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol 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.
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In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, cancer centres in the United Kingdom and Europe re-organised their services at an unprecedented pace, and many patients with cancer have had their treatments severely disrupted. Patients with cancer were considered at high risk on sparse evidence, and despite a small number of emerging observational studies, the true incidence and impact of COVID-19 in the ‘at-risk’ population of patients with cancer is yet to be defined.
Source: European Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Black people are more likely to die from coronavirus, cancer, and childbirth than White people — and doctors say racial bias is largely to blame for the kind of care patients get. Now, they're fighting for change.
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread exponentially worldwide. In Brazil, the number of infected people diagnosed has been increasing and, as in other countries, it has been associated with a high risk of contamination in healthcare teams. For healthcare professionals, the full use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is mandatory, such as wearing surgical or filtering facepiece class 2 (FFP2) masks, waterproof aprons, gloves, and goggles, in addition to training in care processes. A reduction in the number of face-to-face visits an...
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread exponentially worldwide. In Brazil, the number of infected people diagnosed has been increasing and, as in other countries, it has been associated with a high risk of contamination in healthcare teams. For healthcare professionals, the full use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is mandatory, such as wearing surgical or filtering facepiece class 2 (FFP2) masks, waterproof aprons, gloves, and goggles, in addition to training in care processes. A reduction in the number of face-to-face visits an...
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The research is based on the number of missed screenings, urgent referrals and delayed treatments.
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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...
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