Colorectal surgery during pandemic linked to worse outcomes in COVID-19 negative patients

Colorectal surgery during pandemic linked to worse outcomes in COVID-19 negative patients

Worse outcomes were seen in COVID-19 negative patients who underwent elective colorectal surgery during the pandemic, according to a study published in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.“Many elective operations were canceled early in the COVID-19 pandemic in order to conserve resources and to keep patients out of public settings,” Sarah B. Stringfield, from the department of surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. “Our institution canceled elective cases except those that were considered ‘“medically necessary to correct a seriousRead More

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