COVID-19's Impact on Italian Urology

Int Braz J Urol. 2020 Jul;46(suppl.1):26-33. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2020.S103.


The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives, our habits and our healthcare system. Italy is one of the countries affected first and more aggressively from the outbreak. Our rapidity has been guide for other healthcare systems from around the World. We describe the impact of COVID-19 on Urology, how the Urological scientific community responded to the emergency and our experience in a high-volume Roman University hospital. The aim of our work is to share our experience providing suggestions for other global hospitals on how to manage the COVID-19 emergency.

Keywords: COVID-19 [Supplementary Concept]; Pandemics; Urology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Urology / trends*