Title

Literature-guided recommendations for otolaryngologists during the COVID-19 pandemic: A contemporary review.

Publication/Presentation Date

6-1-2020

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to review the current literature and guidelines on management of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19 or 2019nCoV) with respect to the field of Otolaryngology.

Design: Contemporary literature review.

Methods: Systematic literature review of global medical literature databases and communications were queried to find all available literature recommendations, research, and guidelines applicable to otolaryngologists in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Results: Guidance on personal protective equipment, office visits, and surgical scheduling, as well as recommendations for safe airway management and tracheotomy performance during the COVID-19 pandemic were compiled and interpreted.

Conclusions: Little guidance exists for otolaryngologists who are among the highest risk groups during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. This synthesis and compilation of global resources serve as a building block for further guidance during the epidemic.

Level of Evidence: NA.

Volume

5

Issue

3

First Page

432

Last Page

437

ISSN

2378-8038

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Otolaryngology

PubMedID

32596484

Peer Reviewed for front end display

Peer-Reviewed

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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