Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
. 2020 Apr 27;S0302-2838(20)30324-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.04.056. Online ahead of print.

European Association of Urology Guidelines Office Rapid Reaction Group: An Organisation-wide Collaborative Effort to Adapt the European Association of Urology Guidelines Recommendations to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era

Affiliations
Free PMC article

European Association of Urology Guidelines Office Rapid Reaction Group: An Organisation-wide Collaborative Effort to Adapt the European Association of Urology Guidelines Recommendations to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era

Maria J Ribal et al. Eur Urol. .
Free PMC article

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is unlike anything seen before by modern science-based medicine. Health systems across the world are struggling to manage it. Added to this struggle are the effects of social confinement and isolation. This brings into question whether the latest guidelines are relevant in this crisis. We aim to support urologists in this difficult situation by providing tools that can facilitate decision making, and to minimise the impact and risks for both patients and health professionals delivering urological care, whenever possible. We hope that the revised recommendations will assist urologist surgeons across the globe to guide the management of urological conditions during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: Coronavirus disease 2019; European Association of Urology; Guidelines; Guidelines Office; Pandemic; Section Offices.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 1 article

References

    1. Worldometer COVID-19 data. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/2020.
    1. European Association of Urology . 2020 edition. European Association of Urology Guidelines Office; Arnhem, The Netherlands: 2020. European Association of Urology guidelines.
    1. Ficarra V, Novara G, Abrate A, et al. Urology practice during COVID-19 pandemic. Minerva Urol Nefrol. In press. 10.23736/S0393-2249.20.03846-1. - DOI
    1. John T. CNN; 2020. Iceland lab’s testing suggests 50% of coronavirus cases have no symptoms. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/01/europe/iceland-testing-coronavirus-intl/index.html
    1. Day M. Covid-19: four fifths of cases are asymptomatic, China figures indicate. BMJ. 2020;369:m1375. - PubMed
Feedback