Best Practice in Cardiac Anesthesia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practical Recommendations
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Eleni Moka, Antonella Paladini, Martina Rekatsina, Ivan Urits, Omar Viswanath, Alan D. Kaye, Cheng Teng Yeam, Giustino Varrassi
Publication date: Available online 9 August 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Omar Viswanath, Alan D. Kaye
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Jaroslava Raudenská, Veronika Steinerová, Alena Javůrková, Ivan Urits, Alan D. Kaye, Omar Viswanath, Giustino Varrassi
Publication date: Available online 4 August 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Priscila R. Armijo, Nicholas W. Markin, Scott Nguyen, Dao H. Ho, Timothy S. Horseman, Steven J. Lisco, Alicia M. Schiller
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2020Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Claire Graham, Kelvin David Mizen
Abstract The intensive medical care of COVID-19 patients presents the deployed personnel with as yet unknown challenges. For example, protective equipment is now being extensively used, which was otherwise only used in selected situations. Working in such an environment is to be evaluated differently under the aspect of occupational safety than other patient care, especially as more than 1900 suspected cases of a SARS-CoV-19 occupational disease were reported among healthcare workers in Germany. Even in a pandemic, the legal requirements remain valid and personal protective equipment (PPE) has to comply ...
SINCE the World Health Organization declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a pandemic,1 several articles have demonstrated the high risk of exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 that healthcare personnel face when involved in aerosol-generating procedures. Bag-mask ventilation, tracheal intubation, and extubation represent risky procedures for anesthesiologists because of the exposure to a higher concentration of aerosols, possibly because of the greater viral load of this virus in the upper airway secretions.
Anesthesia for thoracic surgery requires specialist intervention to provide adequate operating conditions and one-lung ventilation. The pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome –associated coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is transmitted by aerosol and droplet spread. Because of its virulence, there is a risk of transmission to healthcare workers if appropriate preventive measures are not taken. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients may show no clinical signs at the earl y stages of the disease or even remain asymptomatic for the whole course of the disease.
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AbstractPurposeTo analyse the impact of prolonged mandatory lockdown due to COVID-19 on hip fracture epidemiology.MethodsRetrospective case-control study of 160 hip fractures operated upon between December 2019 and May 2020. Based on the date of declaration of national lockdown, the cohort was separated into two groups: ‘pre-COVID time’ (PCT), including 86 patients, and ‘COVID time’ (CT), consisting of 74 patients. All CT patients tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. Patients were stratified based on demographic characteristics. Outcome measures were 30-day complications, readmissions and mortality. A lo...