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Urology practice during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Autori: Ficarra, Vincenzo; Novara, Giacomo; Abrate, Alberto; Bartoletti, Riccardo; Crestani, Alessandro; De Nunzio, Cosimo; Giannarini, Gianluca; Gregori, Andrea; Liguori, Giovanni; Mirone, Vincenzo; Pavan, Nicola; Scarpa, Roberto M; Simonato, Alchiede; Trombetta, Carlo; Tubaro, Andrea; Porpiglia, Francesco
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2020
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is generating a rapid and tragic health emergency in Italy due to the need to provide assistance to an overwhelming number of infected patients and, at the same time, treat all the non-deferrable oncological and benign conditions. A panel of Italian urologists has agreed on possible strategies for the reorganization of urological routine practice and on a set of recommendations that should facilitate the process of rescheduling both surgical and outpatient activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the subsequent phases. This document could be a valid tool to be used in routine clinical practice and, possibly, a cornerstone for further discussion on the topic also considering the further evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also may provide useful recommendations for national and international urological societies in a condition of emergency.