COVID-19: Measures to prevent hospital contagion. What do urologists need to know?

Int Braz J Urol. 2020 Jul;46(suppl.1):113-119. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2020.S117.


A new outbreak of respiratory infection caused by the novel coronavirus in late December 2019 in China caused standards of medical care to change not only for related areas but for the entire healthcare system, and when the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic new strategies of patient care had to be defined initially to optimize resources to confront the pandemic and then to protect healthcare personnel. As urologists, we must be involved in these new standards, since without an effective vaccine the risk of contagion is high; thus, the purpose of this review is to have orientation on the measures urologists should take in their everyday clinical practice.

Keywords: COVID-19 diagnostic testing [Supplementary Concept]; Primary Prevention; Quarantine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • China
  • Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional / prevention & control*
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient / prevention & control*
  • Pandemics
  • Personal Protective Equipment*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Quarantine*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Urologists / psychology*