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. 2020 Apr 27;S0266-4356(20)30177-7.
doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2020.04.025. Online ahead of print.

Management in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Our Experience

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Management in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Our Experience

Ida Barca et al. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. .
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Abstract

A novel β-coronavirus (2019-nCOV), identified in Wuhan City in late December 2019, is generating a rapid and tragic health emergency in Italy due to the need to provide assistance to an uncontrollable number of infected patients and, at the same time, treat all the non-deferrable oncological and traumatic maxillofacial conditions. This article summarises the clinical and surgical experience of Maxillofacial Surgery Unit of "Magna Graecia" University (Catanzaro -Italy) during the COVID-19 pandemic and would like to provide a number of recommendations that should facilitate the scheduling process of surgical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce the risk of infection among healthcare professionals.

Keywords: COVID-19; Coronavirus; Maxillofacial surgery; Pandemic; Prevention measures.

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