DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/0100-6991e-20202558
Laparoscopic or robotic intraoperative management to minimize aerosol dispersion: Adaptations to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Keywords:Laparoscopy, Aerosol Propellants, Coronavirus, Pandemics, Perioperative Period
The coronavirus infection, also known as SARS-COV2, has proven to be potentially fatal, representing a major global health problem. Its spread after its origin in the city of Wuhan, China has resulted in a pandemic with the collapse of the health system in several countries, some with enormous social impact and expressive number of deaths as seen in Italy and Spain. Extreme intra and extra-hospital measures have been implemented to decrease the transmission and dissemination of the COVID-19. Regarding the surgical practice, a huge number of procedures considered non-essential or elective were cancelled and postponed until the pandemic is resolved. However, urgent and oncological procedures have been carried out. In this publication, we highlight and teach adaptations to be made with commonly used materials in laparoscopy to help prevent the spread and contamination of the healthcare team assisting surgical patients.
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Copyright (c) 2020 Andre Luiz Gioia Morrell, Francisco Tustumi, Alexander Charles Morrell-Junior, Allan Gioia Morrell, Duarte Miguel Ferreira Rodrigues Ribeiro, Paulo Roberto Corsi, Alexander Charles Morrell
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