The Cutting Edge of Thoracic Anesthesia During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak.

Silvia Fiorelli, Cecilia Menna, Federico Piccioni, Mohsen Ibrahim, Erino Angelo Rendina, Monica Rocco, Domenico Massullo

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has quickly spread globally, causing a real pandemic. In this critical scenario, lung cancer patients scheduled for surgical treatment need to continue to receive optimal care while protecting them from an eventual severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Adequate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) and a COVID-19 specific intraoperative management are paramount in order to prevent cross infections. New suggestions or improvement of existing contagion control guidance are needed, even in case of non-symptomatic patients, possibly responsible for virus spread.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020

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