The rapid global spread of COVID‐19 presents an unprecedented crisis for the surgical community. We aimed to identify specific and ongoing challenges in the surgical community by reviewing the current available literature on COVID‐19 and surgery and analysing the social media.
The literature was reviewed following the PRISMA statement on PUBMED library, searched on May 23nd 2020, using “COVID‐19”, “COVID 19” with “surgery” syntax.
Social media analysi...
The First Modified Delphi Consensus Statement for Resuming Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the COVID-19 Times2 Aug, 2020An article talking about Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery during COVID-19 pandemic.
The purpose of this study was to achieve consensus amongst a global panel of expert bariatric surgeons on various aspects of resuming Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (BMS) during the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A modified Delphi consensus-building protocol was used to build consensus amongst 44 globally recognised bariatric surgeons. The experts were asked to either agree or disagree ...
More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine.
Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Vaccines normally require years of testing and additional time to produce at scale, but scientists are hoping to develop a coronavirus vaccine within 12 to 18 months.
Vaccines mimic the...
Nature publishes an article talking about COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a strain of coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become a global pandemic that has affected the lives of billions of individuals. Extensive studies have revealed that SARS-CoV-2 shares many biological features with SARS-CoV, the zoonotic virus that caused the 2002 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, includ...
Managing COVID-19 in Surgical Systems
Annals of Surgery published this paper about surgical systems.As COVID-19 spreads quickly from Europe and Asia to the rest of the world, hospitals are rapidly becoming hot zones for treatment and transmission of this disease in settings with rising community transmission. Health care workers are increasingly contracting this illness, decreasing the human resources available to care for a population in crisis.
Edición genética con CRISPR y estudios de serovigilancia, nuevos informes del Grupo ISCIII de Análisis sobre Coronavirus
El Grupo de Análisis Científico sobre Coronavirus del ISCIII ha publicado dos nuevos informes, sobre los posibles usos de la tecnología CRISPR de edición genética y sobre el desarrollo de estudios de serovigilancia epidemiológica, que como en casos anteriores incluyen un resumen divulgativo y un texto completo de carác...
British Journal of Surgery publishes an article talking about how surgeons adapt to new normal.
An optimized workflow is mandatory to restore surgical care to the population in the ‘new‐normal’ of COVID‐19 pandemic1-3. Our hospital was the largest tertiary centre in Beijing that continued to provide full‐ranged surgical care from January 26 through April 29. We have received 99 809 surgical outpatients and 4376 emergencies, and 5378 surgeries have been performed. We herein introduce our mo...
The preliminary results of a clinical trial suggest a new treatment for Covid-19 reduces the number of patients needing intensive care, according to the UK company that developed it.
The treatment from Southampton-based biotech Synairgen uses a protein called interferon beta which the body produces when it gets a viral infection.
The protein is inhaled directly into the lungs of patients with coronavirus, using a nebuliser, in the hope that it will stimulate an immune respon...
WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 23 July 2020
Good morning, good afternoon and good evening.
More than 15 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, and almost 620 thousand deaths.
Although all countries have been affected, we continue to see intense transmission in a relatively small group of countries.
Almost 10 million cases, or two-thirds of all cases globally, are from 10 countries, and almost half of all cas...