Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Retrospective Study Volume 4 Issue 10

Influence of Coronavirus 2 Pandemic on Acute Surgical Abdomen in Pediatrics: Retrospective Cohort Study

Claudio Racana1,3, Ignacio Alonso1,4, Marcelo Barrenechea1,5, Romina Gagliardi1,4, Carlos Giuseppucci1,6, Nieves Gomez1,4, Gisela Kesseler1,4*, Ignacio Montes1,4, Ana Laura Naso1,4, Carolina Perez Espinoza1,7, Matías Sprovieri1,4 and Luis Gamba1,2

1Pediatric Hospital “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”, Combate de los Pozos 1881, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

2UDECIP Coordinator (Peri-surgical Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Unit), Pediatric Hospital “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”, Argentina

3Head of Clinic of UDECIP, Pediatric Hospital “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”, Argentina 

4Assistant Physician of UDECIP, Pediatric Hospital “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”, Argentina

5Head of General Surgery Service, Pediatric Hospital “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”, Argentina

6Assistant Physician of General Surgery Service, Pediatric Hospital “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”, Argentina 

7Head of Residents of General Surgery Service, Pediatric Hospital “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”, Argentina

*Corresponding Author: Gisela Kesseler, Pediatric Hospital “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”, Combate de los Pozos 1881, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Received: August 26, 2021; Published: September 15, 2021

Citation: Gisela Kesseler., et al. “Influence of Coronavirus 2 Pandemic on Acute Surgical Abdomen in Pediatrics: Retrospective Cohort Study". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.10 (2021): 24-29.

Abstract

Purpose: Retrospective evaluation of Coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2) associated with surgical acute abdomen in our hospital.

Methods: Observational and retrospective study, that includes patients age 0-18 years old, whose diagnosis was surgical acute abdomen. The evaluated periods were April to June 2019 and April to June 2020. The variables have been analyzed: demographics, clinical history, current preoperative disease, surgical procedure and evolution.

Results: Study included 205 patients, 127 from 2019 (0.6% of procedures) and 78 from 2020 (1.7% of procedures). In 2020 patients took longer to consult and longer delay in entering the operating room. There were no significative differences about severe forms of presentation or complications. Either were no differences into hospital stay.

Conclusion: SARS-Cov-2 pandemic had no influence on the evaluated patients. Also protocolizing inpatient care had no negative impact on patients. It is important to highlight that SARS-Cov-2 gets confused with surgical acute abdomen in pediatric patients.

Keywords: Acute Abdomen; Betacoronavirus; Appendectomy; Pediatrics; Postoperative Complication

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Copyright: © 2021 Gisela Kesseler., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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