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BackgroundSurgical strategies are being adapted to face the COVID‐19 pandemic. Recommendations on the management of acute appendicitis have been based on expert opinion, but very little evidence is available. This study addressed that dearth with a snapshot of worldwide approaches to appendicitis.MethodsThe Association of Italian Surgeons in Europe designed an online survey to assess the current attitude of surgeons globally regarding the management of patients with acute appendicitis during the pandemic. Questions were divided into baseline information, hospital organization and screening, personal protective equipment, management and surgical approach, and patient presentation before versus during the pandemic.ResultsOf 744 answers, 709 (from 66 countries) were complete and were included in the analysis. Most hospitals were …
Oxford University Press
Publication date: 
1 Jun 2021

B Ielpo, Mauro Podda, G Pellino, F Pata, R Caruso, G Gravante, Salomone Di Saverio, ACIE Appy Study Collaborative

Biblio References: 
Volume: 108 Issue: 6 Pages: 717-726
British Journal of Surgery