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
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/405322
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.