Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9899

Angelico Roberta

Department of Surgical Sciences, HPB and Transplant Unit, Rome, Italy

  • Commentary   
    Elective Surgery at the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: The Forgotten Gallstone Disease
    Author(s): Angelico Roberta*, Gazia Carlo and Manzia Tommaso Maria

    SARS-CoV-2 dramatically affected the quality of life of millions of people worldwide. The healthcare systems are rearranging their resources to pursue surgical activity, but delays were inevitably expected, especially for benign hepato-biliary-pancreatic disease, such as gallstone disease. To analyze the entity of the COVID-19 related effects on surgical activity for cholelithiasis, surveys were distributed to surgeons in different institutions across the world. Data showed that beds of intensive care units were mainly dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 patients. COVID-19 infections also affected part of the health caregivers, sometimes not adequately trained to the new operating room settings. As a consequence, elective surgeries for gallstone diseases which represents one of the most common surgical procedures-were postponed, and medical treatments were preferred w.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9899.20.11.601

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