The COVID-19 pandemic has changed working conditions for emergency surgical teams around the world. International surgical societies have issued clinical recommendations to optimize surgical management. This international study aimed to […]» Read more
Influence of Adherence to Social Distancing Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Activity Level in Post-bariatric Patients.
We assessed physical activity using accelerometers and a questionnaire in 33 post-bariatric patients who reported to be adherent (n = 15) or not (n = 18) to social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]» Read more
The current COVID-19 outbreak in conjunction with the need to provide safe dental treatments, and the limited knowledge on the efficacy of protective measures has posed dentists into a challenging […]» Read more
Impact of COVID-19-related social restrictions on orthopaedic trauma in a level 1 trauma centre in Sydney: the first wave.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected communities worldwide. This study examines the impact that public health measures to control viral spread have had on orthopaedic trauma presenting to […]» Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose multiple health challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Morbidity and mortality from the disease remain a serious cause for concern. As of 31 August […]» Read more
Uniform infection screening allowed safe head and neck surgery during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in Japan.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a uniform infection screening protocol could be used to safely perform head and neck cancer surgery during the coronavirus disease 2019 […]» Read more
[What should urologists know about SARS-CoV-2? Risk analysis for urological operations and recommendations for action in clinical routine].
COVID-19 poses a challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. Due to the increasing number of cases, surgeons in urology have also been confronted with SARS-CoV‑2 infections. Thus, there is an urgent […]» Read more
Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) has had a severe impact on all aspects of global healthcare delivery. This study aimed to investigate the nationwide impact of the pandemic on obesity management services […]» Read more
Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Interventional Neuroradiology Suite During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Survey.
According to early reports, patients affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are at an increased risk of developing cerebrovascular events, including acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The COVID-19 pandemic may also […]» Read more
This study aimed to investigate the differences in olfactory cleft (OC) morphology in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) anosmia compared to control subjects and postviral anosmia related to infection other than […]» Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every surgical discipline. Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina have informed our department’s management of the current crisis. That experience impressed upon us a profound appreciation […]» Read more
The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 brought to the fore prone positioning as treatment for patients with acute respiratory failure. With the increasing number of patients in prone position, both spontaneously […]» Read more
Wearing a N95 mask increases rescuer’s fatigue and decreases chest compression quality in simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
N95 mask is essential for healthcare workers dealing with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, N95 mask causes discomfort breathing with marked reduction in air exchange. This study was designed […]» Read more
Aerosol-generating procedures such as tracheal intubation and extubation pose a potential risk to healthcare workers because of the possibility of airborne transmission of infection. Detailed characterisation of aerosol quantities, particle […]» Read more
Healthcare policies developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard community health have the potential to disadvantage women in three areas. First, protocols for deferral of elective surgery may assign a […]» Read more
Personal Protective Equipment Use by Healthcare Workers in Intensive Care Unit During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan: Comparative Analysis With the PPE-SAFE Survey.
We investigated personal protective equipment (PPE) use and its shortage, training, and adverse events among healthcare workers (HCWs) in the intensive care unit (ICU) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic […]» Read more
Preventing thrombosis in a COVID-19 patient by combinatorial therapy with nafamostat and heparin during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be life-saving in cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19); however, circuit thrombosis is a complication. This report describes a COVID-19 patient treated with nafamostat and heparin […]» Read more
Management of COVID-19 pneumonia cases is a medical challenge. However, the situation becomes worse if the patient has coexisting morbidities or newly developed complications. The study is about managing rectus […]» Read more
Enhancing the filtration efficiency and wearing time of disposable surgical masks using TENG technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented human and health crisis. And the shortage of protective equipment, especially the personal protective disposable surgical masks, has been a great challenge. Here, […]» Read more
Six Gynecological Cancer Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2 After Surgery or Radio-/Chemo-Therapy Treatment: Case Series.
Recently, the number of gynecological cancer patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 has been increasing. This article was committed to studying the influence of gynecological tumor treatment history compared to the Coronavirus […]» Read more
Sexual activity and contraceptive use during social distancing and self-isolation in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aims of the study were to investigate the effects of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic on the use of hormonal contraceptives, their discontinuation and the risk of unplanned […]» Read more
Comparison of Percentage Prolonged Times to Tracheal Extubation Between a Japanese Teaching Hospital and One in the United States, Without and With a Phase I Postanesthesia Care Unit.
Prolonged times to tracheal extubation are those from end of surgery (dressing on the patient) to extubation 15 minutes or longer. They are so long that others in the operating […]» Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially altered the typical process around performing surgery to ensure protection of health care workers, patients, and their families. One safety precaution has been the implementation […]» Read more
Adapting to the educational challenges of a pandemic: development of a novel virtual urology sub-internship during the time of COVID-19.
To design, implement, and evaluate learner attitudes of a virtual urologic surgery clinical rotation for medical students METHODS: Ten senior medical students at the Perelman School of Medicine at the […]» Read more
Emergent carotid artery stenting following intravenous alteplase infusion after rapid negative diagnosis for COVID-19 by loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay: A case report.
During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a rapid screening method for COVID-19 detection is needed to decide the appropriate strategy to treat stroke patients. In acute ischemic stroke treatment, […]» Read more
The disturbance in the international normalized ratio (INR) in patients receiving warfarin therapy is of concern. We aimed to evaluate coagulation features in hospitalized patients under warfarin treatment for prosthetic […]» Read more
“GRASP” Module of Self-assessment with Virtual Mentoring for Uninterrupted Surgical Training During COVID-19 Pandemic.
Disruption in surgical training during the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many innovative “virtual” modules to address the loss of learning exposure during these difficult times. We suggest “GRASP” (Gain, Recognize, […]» Read more
Feasibility of Rapid Development and Deployment of a Telemedicine Program in a Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Practice.
A lack of access to care is predictably associated with negative outcomes in foot and ankle surgery. Despite recent advances in telecommunication technologies, the field of orthopedics has been slow […]» Read more
The effect of COVID-19 on pediatric trauma rates is still largely under investigation. With the potential need to reallocate human and financial resources at this challenging time, it will be […]» Read more
Bacterial/fungal coinfection is a suggested etiological theory for the COVID-19 related oral manifestations that may trigger overprescribing of broad-spectrum antibiotics for COVID-19 patients, especially for the ones who experience a […]» Read more