Emergency general surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique set of considerations and challenges. Patients presenting with acute surgical conditions and concomitant COVID-19 infection have higher risk of mortality and morbidity. We present our institution's experience with COVID-19 positive patients presenting with acute surgical conditions and reviewed the implementation of a protocolized pathway to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 infection.
Full Title of Study: “Delivery of Protocolised Emergency Surgical Care During COVID-19 Pandemic Based on Case Series”
- Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
- Study Design
- Time Perspective: Prospective
- Study Primary Completion Date: May 31, 2020
All COVID-19 positive patients who presented to the acute general surgical service over a 2-month period were identified. Patient data including demographics, surgical diagnosis, mortality, morbidity and hospital length of stay was collected. Based on our early experience from the first patient, we designed a protocolized institutional pathway which incorporated the risk of COVID-19 infection and urgency of operation.
- Procedure: Emergency surgery
- Emergency surgery vs conservative management
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- Surgical morbidity in patients with COVID-19 infection and general surgical conditions
- Time Frame: Follow up 1 month
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- All patients with emergency surgical conditions and tested positive for COVID-19 infection
Gender Eligibility: All
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Lead Sponsor
- Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
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