Recommendations for head and neck surgical oncology practice in a setting of acute severe resource constraint during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international consensus.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_D0C4F1AC51DE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Recommendations for head and neck surgical oncology practice in a setting of acute severe resource constraint during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international consensus.
Journal
The Lancet. Oncology
Author(s)
Mehanna H., Hardman J.C., Shenson J.A., Abou-Foul A.K., Topf M.C., AlFalasi M., Chan JYK, Chaturvedi P., Chow VLY, Dietz A., Fagan J.J., Godballe C., Golusiński W., Homma A., Hosal S., Iyer N.G., Kerawala C., Koh Y.W., Konney A., Kowalski L.P., Kraus D., Kuriakose M.A., Kyrodimos E., Lai S.Y., Leemans C.R., Lennon P., Licitra L., Lou P.J., Lyons B., Mirghani H., Nichols A.C., Paleri V., Panizza B.J., Parente Arias P., Patel M.R., Piazza C., Rischin D., Sanabria A., Takes R.P., Thomson D.J., Uppaluri R., Wang Y., Yom S.S., Zhu Y.M., Porceddu S.V., de Almeida J.R., Simon C., Holsinger F.C.
ISSN
1474-5488 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1470-2045
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
7
Pages
e350-e359
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The speed and scale of the global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented pressures on health services worldwide, requiring new methods of service delivery during the health crisis. In the setting of severe resource constraint and high risk of infection to patients and clinicians, there is an urgent need to identify consensus statements on head and neck surgical oncology practice. We completed a modified Delphi consensus process of three rounds with 40 international experts in head and neck cancer surgical, radiation, and medical oncology, representing 35 international professional societies and national clinical trial groups. Endorsed by 39 societies and professional bodies, these consensus practice recommendations aim to decrease inconsistency of practice, reduce uncertainty in care, and provide reassurance for clinicians worldwide for head and neck surgical oncology in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the setting of acute severe resource constraint and high risk of infection to patients and staff.
Keywords
Betacoronavirus, Consensus, Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology, Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control, Head and Neck Neoplasms/diagnosis, Head and Neck Neoplasms/pathology, Head and Neck Neoplasms/surgery, Health Care Rationing, Humans, International Cooperation, Occupational Health, Pandemics/prevention & control, Patient Safety, Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology, Pneumonia, Viral/prevention & control, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Surgical Oncology/organization & administration, Surgical Oncology/standards
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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25/06/2020 14:36
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05/11/2021 6:39
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