COVID-19 and Abdominal Transplant: A Stepwise Approach to Practice During Pandemic Conditions

Transplantation. 2020 Nov;104(11):2215-2220. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003387.


Background: The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease has transformed innumerable aspects of medical practice, particularly in the field of transplantation.

Main body: Here we describe a single-center approach to creating a generalizable, comprehensive, and graduated set of recommendations to respond in stepwise fashion to the challenges posed by these conditions, and the underlying principles guiding such decisions.

Conclusions: Creation of a stepwise plan will allow transplant centers to respond in a dynamic fashion to the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Health Resources
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppression Therapy
  • Organ Transplantation / standards*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Tissue Donors
  • Waiting Lists