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Effect of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on case volume, spectrum, and perioperative coronavirus disease 2019 incidence in neurosurgical patients: An experience at a tertiary care center in India
Surgical Neurology International ; 12:1-8, 2020.
Article | WHO COVID | ID: covidwho-931778
ABSTRACT

Background:

The volume and spectrum of neurosurgical procedures being performed during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have significantly changed as compared to the pre-COVID-19 period The objective of this study is to examine this change and draw useful conclusions

Methods:

We collected data retrospectively of all patients who attended outpatient clinics and who were operated at our institute under the department of neurosurgery from October 23, 2019, to August 23, 2020 These data were then divided into two groups (pre-COVID period and during the COVID pandemic) and compared

Results:

Out of the 388 surgeries performed, 284 surgeries were performed during the pre-COVID period, and 104 surgeries were performed during the COVID pandemic During this ongoing COVID pandemic, the total number of surgeries performed by the department of neurosurgery decreased significantly by 63 38%, the proportion of routine surgeries performed decreased from 50 35% to 19 23% and the proportion of minor cases increased from 19 72% to 30 77% The Outpatient Clinic Workflow decreased by 72 3% as compared to the pre-COVID period, and the perioperative COVID-19 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction positive incidence in our neurosurgical patients was 11 71%

Conclusion:

This paper highlights the drastic reduction in the operative workflow and the outpatient clinic workflow during the ongoing corona pandemic which will have significant collateral damages in the long run We will have to strike the right balance between providing our patients with the best medical treatment while limiting the spread of the COVID-19 infection [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Surgical Neurology International is the property of Scientific Scholar LLC and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use This abstract may be abridged No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract (Copyright applies to all Abstracts )
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: WHO COVID Type: Article Journal: Surgical Neurology International Year: 2020