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Managing cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: An ESMO Interdisciplinary Expert...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annonc.2020.07.010
Annals of Oncology : Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology; Curigliano G, Banerjee S et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2020 - We established an international consortium to discuss clinical evidence and to provide expert advice on statements related to cancer management during COVID-19 pandemics. The steering committee prepared ten working packages addressing significant clinical questions from diagnosis to surgery. During a virtual consensus meeting, including global experts and lead by the European Society for Medica...

Guidelines for COVID-19 Management in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular T...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7386267
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation : Journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation; Waghmare A, Abidi MZ et. al.

Jul 31st, 2020 - There are currently limited data on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and optimal management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in hematopoietic cell transplantation and cellular therapy recipients. Given the experience with other respiratory viruses, we anticipate that patients may develop severe clinical disease and thus provide the following general principles for cancer centers...

Recommendations from the Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology for th...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7387877
Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery = Le Journal D'oto-rhino-laryngologie Et De Chirurgie Cervico-faciale; O'Connell DA, Seikaly H et. al.

Jul 30th, 2020 - The SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID19) pandemic has placed extreme pressures on the Canadian Healthcare system. Many health care regions in Canada have cancelled or limited surgical and non-surgical interventions on patients to preserve healthcare resources for a predicted increase in COVID19 related hospital admissions. Also reduced health interventions may limit the risk of possible transmission of C...

Real-World Issues and Potential Solutions in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation during ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7380217
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation : Journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation; Algwaiz G, Aljurf M et. al.

Jul 27th, 2020 - The current COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has impacted many facets of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in both developed and developing countries. Realizing the challenges as a result of this pandemic affecting the daily practice of the HCT center and the recognition of the variability in practice worldwide, the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) an...

Adult cardiac surgery and the COVID-19 pandemic: Aggressive infection mitigation strate...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7185923
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; Engelman DT, Lother S et. al.

Jul 21st, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates aggressive infection mitigation strategies to reduce the risk to patients and healthcare providers. This document is intended to provide a framework for the adult cardiac surgeon to consider in this rapidly changing environment. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative detailed protective measures are outlined. These are guidance recommendations during ...

COVID-19 guidance for triage of operations for thoracic malignancies: A consensus state...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7146695
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; , Antonoff M et. al.

Jul 21st, 2020 - The extraordinary demands of managing the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world's ability to care for patients with thoracic malignancies. As a hospital's COVID-19 population increases and hospital resources are depleted, the ability to provide surgical care is progressively restricted, forcing surgeons to prioritize among their cancer populations. Representatives from multiple cancer, surg...

Adult cardiac surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: A tiered patient triage guidance st...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7161470
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; Haft JW, Atluri P et. al.

Jul 21st, 2020 - In the setting of the current novel coronavirus pandemic, this document has been generated to provide guiding statements for the adult cardiac surgeon to consider in a rapidly evolving national landscape. Acknowledging the risk for a potentially prolonged need for cardiac surgery procedure deferral, we have created this proposed template for physicians and interdisciplinary teams to consider in...

Assisted reproduction and COVID-19: A joint statement of ASRM, ESHRE and IFFS.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7355315
Fertility and Sterility; Veiga A, Gianaroli L et. al.

Jul 17th, 2020 - Assisted reproduction and COVID-19: A joint statement of ASRM, ESHRE and IFFS.|2020|Veiga A,Gianaroli L,Ory S,Horton M,Feinberg E,|

Guidelines for Frontline Health Care Staff Safety for COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7377597
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health; Baker TL, Greiner JV et. al.

Jul 13th, 2020 - This document establishes safety guidelines for physicians, nurses, and allied health care and facility staff who may be exposed to patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in a health care facility. SARS-CoV-2 infection is highly contagious and places health care workers at risk for infection resulting in coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Physicians, nu...

SOFFCO-MM guidelines for the resumption of bariatric and metabolic surgery during and a...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7274637
Journal of Visceral Surgery; Kassir R, Rebibo L et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - Bariatric/metabolic surgery was paused during the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact of social confinement and the interruption of this surgery on the population with obesity has been underestimated, with weight gain and worsened comorbidities. Some candidates for this surgery are exposed to a high risk of mortality linked to the pandemic. Obesity and diabetes are two major risk factors for severe f...

Spotlight: COVID-19 PPE and Endoscopy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7309779
Gastroenterology Siddique SM, Sultan S et. al.

Jun 26th, 2020 - Spotlight: COVID-19 PPE and Endoscopy.|2020|Siddique SM,Sultan S,Lim JK,Altayar O,Davitkov P,|

Management of liver diseases during the pandemic of coronavirus disease-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7364349
Clinical and Molecular Hepatology; Cho JY, Kim SS et. al.

Jun 23rd, 2020 - Management of liver diseases during the pandemic of coronavirus disease-19.|2020|Cho JY,Kim SS,Lee YS,Song DS,Lee JH,|therapeutic use,isolation & purification,pathology,therapy,complications,drug therapy,epidemiology,pathology,prevention & control,therapeutic use,complications,pathology,prevention & control,pathology,therapy,complications,drug therapy,epidemiology,pathology,

Position Paper for the State-of-the-Art Application of Respiratory Support in Patients ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7360514
Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases; Pfeifer M, Ewig S et. al.

Jun 21st, 2020 - Against the background of the pandemic caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the German Respiratory Society has appointed experts to develop therapy strategies for COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). Here we present key position statements including observations about the pathophysiology of (ARF). In terms of the pathophysiology of pulmonary infection with SARS-CoV-...

Pituitary society guidance: pituitary disease management and patient care recommendatio...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7300368
Pituitary Fleseriu M, Buchfelder M et. al.

Jun 19th, 2020 - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the viral strain that has caused the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has presented healthcare systems around the world with an unprecedented challenge. In locations with significant rates of viral transmission, social distancing measures and enforced 'lockdowns' are the new 'norm' as governments try to prevent healthcar...

Guidance for rebooting electrophysiology through the COVID-19 pandemic from the Heart R...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7291964
Heart Rhythm; Lakkireddy DR, Chung MK et. al.

Jun 16th, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has presented substantial challenges to patient care and impacted health care delivery, including cardiac electrophysiology practice throughout the globe. Based upon the undetermined course and regional variability of the pandemic, there is uncertainty as to how and when to resume and deliver electrophysiology services for arrhythmia patients. This joint docu...

HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS/ACC/AHA worldwide practice update for telehealth and arrhythmia mo...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7289086
Heart Rhythm; Varma N, Marrouche NF et. al.

Jun 14th, 2020 - HRS/EHRA/APHRS/LAHRS/ACC/AHA worldwide practice update for telehealth and arrhythmia monitoring during and after a pandemic.|2020|Varma N,Marrouche NF,Aguinaga L,Albert CM,Arbelo E,|

Restarting gastrointestinal endoscopy in the deceleration and early recovery phases of ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7385767
Clinical Medicine (London, England); Rees CJ, East JE et. al.

Jun 10th, 2020 - Many non-emergency clinical services were suspended during COVID-19 pandemic peak. It is essential to develop a plan for restarting services following the peak. It is equally important to protect patients and staff and to use resources and personal protective equipment (PPE) efficiently. The British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy Committee and Quality Improvement Programme has produced g...

Managing ICU surge during the COVID-19 crisis: rapid guidelines.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7276667
Intensive Care Medicine; Aziz S, Arabi YM et. al.

Jun 9th, 2020 - Given the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, clinicians and policy makers require urgent review and summary of the literature, and synthesis of evidence-based guidelines to inform practice. The WHO advocates for rapid reviews in these circumstances. The purpose of this rapid guideline is to provide recommendations on the organizational management of intensive care units caring for patients wi...

Use of Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: American College of Chest Physicians/...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7274948
Chest Lamb CR, Desai NR et. al.

Jun 8th, 2020 - The role of tracheostomy during the COVID-19 pandemic remains unknown. The goal of this consensus statement is to examine the current evidence for performing tracheostomy in patients with respiratory failure from COVID-19 and offer guidance to physicians on the preparation, timing, and technique while minimizing the risk of infection to health care workers (HCWs). A panel including intensivists...

EULAR provisional recommendations for the management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal d...
https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-217877
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases; Landewé RB, Machado PM et. al.

Jun 6th, 2020 - The provisional EULAR recommendations address several aspects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus, and the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and are meant for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMD) and their caregivers. A task force of 20 members was convened by EULAR that met several times by videoconferencing in April 2020. The t...