Adapting Management of Sarcomas in COVID-19: An Evidence-Based Review

Ashish Gulia, Ramandeep Singh Arora, Pankaj Kumar Panda, Anand Raja, Akshay Tiwari, Sameer Bakhshi, Naveen Salins, Vineeta Goel, Amit Janu

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Abstract

With the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, the Indian healthcare sector is at the forefront to deliver optimal care. Patients with cancer especially are at serious risk for increased chances of morbidity and mortality due to their immunocompromised state. Currently there is a paucity of definitive guidelines for the management of sarcomas during the pandemic in a resource-constrained and diverse population setting like India. Health care professionals from various specialties involved in the management of sarcomas have collaborated to discuss various aspects of evidence-based sarcoma management during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article provides structured recommendations for HCP to adapt to the situation, optimize treatment protocols with judicious use of all resources while providing evidence-based treatment for sarcoma patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIndian Journal of Orthopaedics
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 01-01-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Gulia, A., Arora, R. S., Panda, P. K., Raja, A., Tiwari, A., Bakhshi, S., Salins, N., Goel, V., & Janu, A. (Accepted/In press). Adapting Management of Sarcomas in COVID-19: An Evidence-Based Review. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43465-020-00143-1