COVID-19 and Urology: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature.

Covid-19 pandemic is the newest and biggest global health threat worldwide. Medical and surgical priorities were changed dramatically at the time of this pandemic. Postponement for all outpatient and elective activities to save facilities and resources for urgent cases and Covid-19 patients was adopted by most of hospitals in the affected countries. Over the coming weeks healthcare workers including urologists will be facing increasingly difficult challenges and consequently they should adopt sufficient protection strategies to guard against infection when dealing with COVID-19 patients. In this review we discussed the impact of Covid-19 on global health, urinary tract and uro-oncologic surgeries . Additionally, we reviewed some of the available recommendations reported on oncological surgeries practice during this pandemic.

BJU international. 2020 Apr 06 [Epub ahead of print]

Stefano Puliatti, Ahmed Eissa, Radwa Eissa, Marco Amato, Elio Mazzone, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Maria Chiara Sighinolfi, Ahmed Zoeir, Salvatore Micali, Giampaolo Bianchi, Vipul Patel, Peter Wiklund, Rafael F Coelho, Jean-Christophe Bernhard, Prokar Dasgupta, Alexandre Mottrie, Bernardo Rocco

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