Streamlining brain tumor surgery care during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case-control study
Mallari RJ, Avery MB, Corlin A, Eisenberg A, Hammond TC, Martin NA, Barkhoudarian G, Kelly DF: Streamlining brain tumor surgery care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case-control study. PLOS ONE 2021 Jul 29.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced a reconsideration of surgical patient management in the setting of scarce resources and risk of viral transmission. Herein we assess the impact of implementing a protocol of more rigorous patient education, recovery room assessment for non-ICU admission, earlier mobilization and post-discharge communication for patients undergoing brain tumor surgery.