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Screening policies, preventive measures and in-hospital infection of COVID-19 in global surgical practices

Abstract Background In a surgical setting, COVID-19 patients may trigger in-hospital outbreaks and have worse postoperative outcomes. Despite these risks, there have been no consistent statements on surgical guidelines regarding the perioperative screening or management of COVID-19 patients, and we do not have objective global data that describe the current conditions surrounding this issue. This …

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General surgery and COVID‑19: review of practical recommendations in the first pandemic phase

Abstract Background In March 2020, the World Health Organization confirmed COVID-19 infection as a pandemic. The absence of previous knowledge of the COVID-19 has made the decision-making difficult including in the surgical departments. The purpose of this report was to review the management recommendations regarding surgical activity and changes to surgical practice, identifying concordances and …

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Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study

Abstract Background The impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on postoperative recovery needs to be understood to inform clinical decision making during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This study reports 30-day mortality and pulmonary complication rates in patients with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection. Methods This international, multicentre, cohort study at 235 hospitals in …

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