COVID-19 leads to disruptions in urological services
“A Global Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Urological Services” is the first survey to examine the global impact of COVID-19 on urological care that included over 1,000 urological professionals from six continents. According to the survey, significant delay in worldwide urological outpatient care and surgery was observed and the degree of urological service cut-down increased with the percentiles of COVID-19 cases in outbreak countries. In terms of emergency response to this pandemic, nearly 50% of healthcare professionals reported insufficient training in dealing with infectious disease and respiratory care. The inadequacy of personal protective equipment further heightened the difficulties in providing urological care. (Eur Urol. 2020 May 26;S0302-2838(20)30371-7. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.05.025. Online ahead of print.)
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof. Jeremy TEOH in the Department of Surgery, CUHK. Prof Teoh’s research interests are prostate cancer screening, fusion targeted biopsy for prostate cancer, advanced endoscopic treatment for bladder cancer and robotic surgery for urological cancers.