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Colorectal Disease ; 23(Supplement 2):154, 2021.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2192487


Aim: The SARS-Cov- 2 pandemic has been undoubtedly overwhelming for elective colorectal cancer resections. However, early establishment of a green pathway has enabled our trust to operate in a clean, covid-19 free environment and this project aims to demonstrate this pathway. Method(s): Elective colorectal cancer resections have been included in this cohort from January until July 2020. Emergency and benign resections have been excluded from this study. The main procedures that have been performed were laparoscopic right hemicolectomies and high anterior resections. Complication rate was classified using the Clavien-Dindo scale. Patients from March 2020 onwards were operated and nursed post-operatively on a green covid-19 pathway. Result(s): A total of 62 patients were included in this study. Resections were mainly performed laparoscopically (85%) and these were mainly right hemicolectomies (41%) and high anterior resections (31%). There has been a single Covid19 positive resection and that was before the pathway has been established. The median length of stay was 5 days for all resections. The main post-operative complication was ileus and there were no anastomotic leaks. Conclusion(s): Elective colorectal resections during a respiratory pandemic are safe and feasible with appropriately established pathways.

Indian Journal of Community Health ; 32(2 Special Issue):215-224, 2020.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-825816


Background: COVID-19, a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 has become a public health emergency of worldwide concern. Originated in Wuhan District of China, it has spread globally at a very rapid rate causing millions of deaths worldwide. Aims and Objectives: To summarize findings from all the current literature available from different databases regarding the epidemiological, clinical characteristics, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of the SARS-CoV-2. This will help out the reader to have a fine gist of all the data available on SARS-CoV-2 in an effective manner. Methods: All the research literature from Jan-March 2020 and available on the following online databases: bio-Rxiv, PubMed, Google Scholar, Embase as well as CNKI and Wang Fang data were included in the review. The keywords used for data search were “coronavirus,” “nCoV,” “2019-nCoV,” and “COVID-19.” Conclusion: After undergoing extensive literature search, it can be concluded that it mainly effects elderly male population. Mode of transmission is droplet transmission and human to human transmission is present. The main diagnostic modality remains molecular assays though several rapid testing methods are on the way. Due to lack of specific treatment guidelines, Infection control and supportive treatment remain the mainstay. Plethora of experiments are under trails for development of effective vaccine which can be a ray of hope in future. © 2020, Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine. All rights reserved.