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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on eye cancer care in United Kingdom.
Wang, Haoyu; Elsheikh, Mohammed; Gilmour, Kenneth; Cohen, Victoria; Sagoo, Mandeep S; Damato, Bertil; Anguita, Rodrigo; Heimann, Heinrich; Hussain, Rumana; Cauchi, Paul; Chadha, Vikas; Connolly, Julie; Rundle, Paul; Salvi, Sachin M.
  • Wang H; Sheffield Ocular Oncology Service, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK.
  • Elsheikh M; Scottish Ocular Oncology Service, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, UK.
  • Gilmour K; Scottish Ocular Oncology Service, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, UK.
  • Cohen V; London Ocular Oncology Service and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.
  • Sagoo MS; Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UK.
  • Damato B; London Ocular Oncology Service and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.
  • Anguita R; Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UK.
  • Heimann H; London Ocular Oncology Service and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.
  • Hussain R; Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UK.
  • Cauchi P; London Ocular Oncology Service and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.
  • Chadha V; Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UK.
  • Connolly J; Liverpool Ocular Oncology Service, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
  • Rundle P; Liverpool Ocular Oncology Service, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
  • Salvi SM; Scottish Ocular Oncology Service, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, UK.
Br J Cancer ; 124(8): 1357-1360, 2021 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1072146
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1. COVID-19 AFFECTS Malignant tumor of eye
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2. Therapeutic procedure compared_with WASF1 gene|WASF1
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3. COVID-19 AFFECTS Malignant tumor of eye
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4. Therapeutic procedure compared_with WASF1 gene|WASF1
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ABSTRACT
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the National Health Service in United Kingdom. The UK Ocular Oncology Services evaluated the impact on the adult eye cancer care in the UK. All four adult Ocular Oncology centres participated in a multicentre retrospective review comparing uveal melanoma referral patterns and treatments in a 4-month period during the national lockdown and first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 with corresponding periods in previous 2 years. During the national lockdown, referral numbers and confirmed uveal melanoma cases reduced considerably, equalling to ~120 fewer diagnosed uveal melanoma cases compared to previous 2 years. Contrary to the recent trend, increased caseloads of enucleation and stereotactic radiosurgery (p > 0.05), in comparison to fewer proton beam therapy (p < 0.05), were performed. In the 4-month period following lockdown, there was a surge in clinical activities with more advanced diseases (p < 0.05) presenting to the services. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to mount pressure and reveal its hidden impact on the eye cancer care, it is imperative for the Ocular Oncology Services to plan recovery strategies and innovative ways of working.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Uveal Neoplasms / Eye Neoplasms / Pandemics / COVID-19 / Melanoma Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Prognostic study Topics: Long Covid Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: Europa Language: English Journal: Br J Cancer Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S41416-021-01274-4

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Uveal Neoplasms / Eye Neoplasms / Pandemics / COVID-19 / Melanoma Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Prognostic study Topics: Long Covid Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: Europa Language: English Journal: Br J Cancer Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S41416-021-01274-4