• Limiting hospital resources for acute appendicitis in children: Lessons learned from the U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic

    8 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the suspension of nonemergent surgeries throughout New York. Our tertiary care children's hospital pivoted towards a brief trial of intravenous antibiotic therapy in all patients in order to limit operating room utilization and avoid prolonged hospital stays. We describe our pandemic-based strategy for non-operative management of appendicitis but with a limited duration of IV antibiotics.
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  • Recommendations for hospitals to provide equitable care during pandemic resource allocation

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    If some regions become hot spots and hospitals reach maximum capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have plans for how to decide who gets critical care resources, such as a bed in the intensive care unit or a respirator.
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