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

Eur Urol. 2020 Jul;78(1):21-28. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.04.056. Epub 2020 Apr 27.


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.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / complications
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Disease Management*
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Societies, Medical*
  • Urologic Diseases / complications
  • Urologic Diseases / diagnosis
  • Urologic Diseases / therapy*
  • Urology / standards*