COVID-19 pandemic: new rules of engagement in endocrine surgery

Celestino Pio Lombardi, L. Gordini, A. D'Amore, R. Bocale, Mauro Boscherini, Rocco Domenico Alfonso Bellantone

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SARS-CoV-2 is sweeping across theworld triggering a nation-by-nationupscaling of emergency strategies totackle its outbreak1. The adoption ofstrict prevention and control measuresin addition to tactical reallocation ofhospital resources and manpower arerequired to respond to a surge in patientcare demand2. Guidance on priori-tization strategies to address surgicalpractice in these dire straits is required toreduce the burden on healthcare systemsand support institutions and providers3.Some guidance is available concerningthe management of patients needingsurgery for endocrine conditions duringthe COVID-19 pandemic4; patientswith the following endocrine conditionsrequiring hospitalization within 30 daysthat are included in the priority class ofthe waiting list are scheduled.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e322-e322
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • covid-19


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