COVID 19 and Laparoscopic Surgeons, the Indian Scenario – Perspective

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COVID 19 and Laparoscopic Surgeons, the Indian Scenario – Perspective

Journalinternational journal of surgery
Publication date – May – 2020
Authors – Nikhil Gupta , Himanshu Agrawal
KeywordsAerosol generating procedures; COVID-19; guidelines; laparoscopic surgery; pandemic
Open access – Yes
SpecialityOther
World region South-eastern Asia
Country: India
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on June 8, 2020 at 1:06 am
Abstract:

Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID 19) had emerged as a global pandemic in recent times. The healthcare sector is at the epicentre of this unprecedented global pandemic challenge. Hospitals all over the world have reduced the number of non-emergency surgeries in order to utilize the staff and resources in a more efficient way. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is most transmitted via respiratory droplets, but risk of transmission is hugely increased while doing aerosol generating procedures (AGPs). Laparoscopy remains the preferred surgical approach for most surgical indications. There is theoretical possibility of generation of aerosols contaminated with COVID-19 from leaked CO2 and smoke generation after energy device use. The aim of this paper is to review available evidence evaluating the risk of spread of COVID-19 during necessary laparoscopic procedures and to compile guidelines from relevant professional organizations to minimize this risk.

OSI Number – 20516
PMID – 32479915

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