COMUNICAZIONE DELLA SEZIONE DI NEUROENDOSCOPIA DELLA SINCH

Cari colleghi, cari endoscopisti,

abbiamo ritenuto doveroso informare la Sezione di Neuroendoscopia della SINch, e vi sottoponiamo il documento redatto dai colleghi della Stanford University e già inoltrato da Henry Schroeder, Presidente dell’IFNE (International Federation of Neuroendoscopy).

L’approccio endonasale è stato indicato come via ad altissimo rischio di trasmissione COVID-19.

Inoltre, in virtù della stretta collaborazione della Neurochirurgia della Federico II di Napoli con i colleghi della Divisione di Neurochirurgia del Beijing Tiantan Hospital - Capital Medical University,  un recente scambio d’informazioni conferma i suddetti rischi e condivide il documento dei neurochirurghi di Stanford, anche se, al momento, non hanno alcun collega ORL o oftalmologo infetto; sottolinea, in aggiunta, come tutte le procedure neurochirurgiche e non solo, possano rappresentare una fonte di contagio per il personale esposto in sala operatoria. Pertanto dovrebbero essere eseguite in accordo al rigido protocollo che è stato evidenziato nel documento allegato.

 

Cordiali saluti,

Il Responsabile di Sezione                                            Il Segretario di Sezione
Piero Andrea Oppido                                                  Luigi Maria Cavallo

  


IFNE President's message on COVID-19

Dear members of the International Federation of Neuroendoscopy,

We are experiencing a strange time. Worldwide the coronavirus has affected our life. What initially started in China, has spread very rapidly all over the world. Many cities and regions are lockdown to delay the spread of the virus. 

The capacity of our health systems cannot compete with that rapid spread. The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is far more aggressive and deadly than the influenza virus. Infection can lead to a live-threatening COVID-19-pneumonia. With severe sadness I am following the horrible news from Italy. Italian hospitals and clinics are overwhelmed by thousands of patients in serious conditions with overcrowded intensive care units. Germany is preparing for the infectious wave which will come in approximately 2 weeks. In all hospitals, elective cases are not admitted. All elective surgeries have been cancelled and we only operate emergency and urgent tumor cases.

The staff from all disciplines, doctors and nurses, had been trained in the treatment of COVID -19 infection. Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) will preoccupy us far longer than expected. Beside the health issue, the economy world-wide will be severely affected.

For those of you who are practicing endonasal surgery, please read the attached information from Stanford that provides valuable and important information.
For us, as a young society, the coronavirus pandemic has evil effects as well. All planned workshops in the near future have to be cancelled. We can only do webinars and virtual courses. Hopefully, we can meet in India in September.

I wish you and your families to stay healthy and well.

Henry W. S. Schroeder 
(still in quarantine after returning from skiing vacation in Tyrol, Austria)
President, International Federation of NeuroEndoscopy
Greifswald, March 21, 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Per assicurare una ottimale navigazione ed altri servizi offerti, questo sito è predisposto per consentire l'utilizzo di Cookies. Continuando si accettano i Cookies secondo l'informativa consultabile a questo link.