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Title: Oncological Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effectiveness of Preoperative Screening and Factors Associated with Postoperative SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Authors: LOPES, AndrePASTORE, Caroline B. P.DECKERS, PaulaHALLA, Izabela K. M. W.DIAS, Ana Luiza RezendeMATA, Marcos Vinicius Maia daMARTINS, Adriana do NascimentoVIU, Micaela MazuttiLOPEZ, Rossana Veronica MendozaYAMADA, Alayne Domingues
Citation: ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, v.29, n.4, p.2155-2162, 2022
Abstract: Background Routine preoperative screening of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) with reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) may reduce in-hospital SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Methods This was a prospective, observational, cohort study. The endpoints were the incidence of asymptomatic patients with positive preoperative RT-PCR results and the incidence and factors associated with postoperative SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with cancer referred for elective surgery. Patients with elective surgery between May and October 2020 were included. RT-PCR of nasopharyngeal swabs was performed preoperatively for all patients. Postoperative SARS-CoV-2 infection was assessed within 30 postoperative days. Results A total of 1636 preoperative screening RT-PCR tests were performed. Of these, 102 (6.2%) cases were positive, and 1,298 surgical procedures were analyzed. The postoperative SARS-CoV-2 infection rate was 0.9%. The length of stay (odds ratio [OR] 1.08; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.04-1.11; p < 0.001), surgical time (OR 1.004; 95% CI 1.001-1.008; p = 0.023), intensive care unit admission (OR 7.7; 95% CI 2.03-29.28; p = 0.003), and hospital readmissions (OR 9.56; 95% CI 2.50-36.56; p = 0.001) were associated with postoperative coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Using unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression, length of stay (OR 1.08; 95% CI 1.04-1.11; p < 0.001), and readmission (OR 9.02; 95% CI 2.30-35.48; p = 0.002) were independent factors of postoperative COVID-19. Conclusions Screening patients preoperatively may reduce in-hospital SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Length of stay and readmission were independently correlated with postoperative COVID-19.
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