International cooperation group of emergency surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 […]

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Influence of Adherence to Social Distancing Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Activity Level in Post-bariatric Patients.

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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. […]

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Dental care during COVID-19 pandemic: survey of experts’ opinion.

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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 […]

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Impact of COVID-19-related social restrictions on orthopaedic trauma in a level 1 trauma centre in Sydney: the first wave.

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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 […]

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Coming together in the Region to tackle COVID-19.

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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 […]

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Uniform infection screening allowed safe head and neck surgery during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in Japan.

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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 […]

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[What should urologists know about SARS-CoV-2? Risk analysis for urological operations and recommendations for action in clinical routine].

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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 […]

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Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Interventional Neuroradiology Suite During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Survey.

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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 […]

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Olfactory Cleft Measurements and COVID-19-Related Anosmia.

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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 […]

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Shared Surgical Decision Making in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons From Hurricane Katrina.

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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 […]

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in prone position: A scoping review.

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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 […]

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Wearing a N95 mask increases rescuer’s fatigue and decreases chest compression quality in simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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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 […]

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Aerosolisation during tracheal intubation and extubation in an operating theatre setting.

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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 […]

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Ethical challenges for women’s healthcare highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Preventing thrombosis in a COVID-19 patient by combinatorial therapy with nafamostat and heparin during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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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 […]

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Left inferior epigastric artery injury in COVID-19 patient. Case report and literature review.

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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 […]

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Six Gynecological Cancer Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2 After Surgery or Radio-/Chemo-Therapy Treatment: Case Series.

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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 […]

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Sexual activity and contraceptive use during social distancing and self-isolation in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Universal Screening for COVID-19 in Children Undergoing Orthopaedic Surgery: A Multicenter Report.

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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 […]

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Adapting to the educational challenges of a pandemic: development of a novel virtual urology sub-internship during the time of COVID-19.

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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 […]

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Emergent carotid artery stenting following intravenous alteplase infusion after rapid negative diagnosis for COVID-19 by loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay: A case report.

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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, […]

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Prosthetic heart valves and the COVID-19 pandemic era: What should we be concerned about?

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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 […]

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“GRASP” Module of Self-assessment with Virtual Mentoring for Uninterrupted Surgical Training During COVID-19 Pandemic.

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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, […]

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Feasibility of Rapid Development and Deployment of a Telemedicine Program in a Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Practice.

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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 […]

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Pediatric Trauma and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A 12-Year Comparison in a Level-1 Trauma Center.

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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 […]

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Oral Candidiasis in Non-Severe COVID-19 Patients: Call for Antibiotic Stewardship.

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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 […]

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