New York Oncology Hematology avoided layoffs this past spring, but it's still feeling effects of the pandemic

Even though New York Oncology Hematology is working to help patients understand that medical offices are safe, the practice has seen a drop in the number of people getting regular cancer screenings. And that could have negative impacts on long-term care and the economy.
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In this study, we aimed to address cancer-related operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. We retrospectively reviewed 26 patients who had undergone cancer surgeries admitted from March 13 to May 13, 2020, during the COVID-19 epidemic at Istanbul Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, as a pandemic hospital. A total of 26 cases of COVID-19 were enrolled in the study. Seventeen (65%) were female, and 9 (35%) were male. The mean age was 52.4 (range 28 –74). The mean body mass index (BMI) is 27.8 kg/m2 (range 17.6 –34.0). Eight of them had comorbidities. 7 patients needed an intensive care unit (ICU). Only ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
For breast cancer, partial and total breast reconstruction reduce patient's sensation of mutilation, improving their quality of life. On the other hand, the pandemic of the COVID-19 resulted in the implementation of social distancing measures, with a negative effect on the management of different diseases. We read the article of Di Pace et al entitled “Breast reconstruction and the COVID-19 pandemic: A viewpoint1”. We agree that risk-reducing surgeries, contralateral operation and revisional procedures should be postponed.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research
I don ’t think I’ve ever communicated so much — in all directions, as a consumer and provider of information — as I have in the last six months. As the direct and indirect impacts of the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, with both predictable and unprecedented ramifications for individuals and orga nizations across the globe, we were all turning to platforms new and old in search of intelligence to guide our decision-making in our personal, professional and civic roles. Proactive communication…
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Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Viewpoints Source Type: research
Conclusions: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a majority of oncologists to alter their treatment plans, but the primary motivators for changes differed by oncologic specialty. This has implications for reinstitution of standard cancer treatment, which may occur at differing time points by treatment modality.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: COVID-19 and Cancer Source Type: research
Surgical resection is the standard-of-care approach for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Surgery is also considered an acceptable standard infit patients with oligometastatic lesions in the lungs. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to worldwide issues with access to operating room time, with patients and physicians facing uncertainty as to when surgical resection will be available, with likely delays of months. Further compounding this are concerns about increased risks of respiratory complications with lung cancer surgery during active phases of the pandemic. In this setting, many thoracic oncology teams are emb...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Telemedicine has historically been underutilized in medicine broadly, and specifically in oncology, despite the general availability of the needed infrastructure to offer it as a platform for remote care. The COVID-19 pandemic posed new risks of infection exposure and potentially life-threatening complications, particularly in patients with cancer, created a new setting for cancer care ideally suited for the rapid roll-out of telemedicine for patients with cancer who need regular follow up but in whom live visits may not be critical. In the months since the upheaval of our health care system and wider society in the United...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractThe current COVID 19 pandemic has a major impact on healthcare delivery globally. Oral cancer involving anterior arch of mandible is difficult to reconstruct and ideally, requires free fibular osteomyocutaneous flap. During this time of resource constraint situation, these free flaps are not a great choice, as it increases exposure of both patient and surgical team to the deadly virus. We are describing a novel method of reconstruction after resection of oral cancer involving anterior arch of mandible. In this new technique, we have reconstructed central arch defect by hanging bipaddle pectoralis major myocutaneous...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Respiratory infections can be caused by many viruses such as, influenza and coronavirus. If a novel virus gains the capacity to spread globally with sustained human-to-human transmission, a pandemic can occur (Qatar National Cancer Registry, 2014). Influenza epidemics are happening every year. In the past, several influenza pandemics have occurred such as, the 1918 pandemic (H1N1 virus), the 1957-1958 pandemic (H2N2 virus), 1968 pandemic (H3N2 virus), and the recent 2009 H1N1 pandemic (H1N1pdm09 virus) (Past Pandemics USA, 2018).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Next week, the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), an official Cochrane partner, will hold a series of online panels on guideline development and implementation – a ‘pitstop in the COVID-19 marathon’ for the guideline community.The webinars (which will take place via Zoom) will focus on issues related to evidence synthesis and their impact on health recommendations and guidelines that have achieved much greater attention during the COVID-19 pandemic than perhaps ever before.Several members of the Cochrane community, including Cochrane Editor in Chief, Dr Karla Soares-Weiser, will be participating.&n...
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