Urology practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is generating a rapid and tragic health emergency in Italy due to the need to provide assistance to an overwhelming number of infected patients and, at the same time, treat all the non-deferrable oncological and benign conditions. A panel of Italian urologists has agreed on possible strategies for the reorganization of urological routine practice and on a set of recommendations that should facilitate the process of rescheduling both surgical and outpatient activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the subsequent phases. This document could be a valid tool to be used in routine clinical practice and, possibly, a cornerstone for further discussion on the topic also considering the further evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also may provide useful recommendations for national and international urological societies in a condition of emergency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Anesthesiology
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional/prevention & control
  • Italy
  • Pandemics
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Safety
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures/adverse effects
  • Urologists
  • Urology


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