CovidSurg researchers have published a paper examining ‘Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study’.
The article published in The Association of anaesthetists details the findings that Elective surgery should be postponed for ≥7 weeks following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection to reduce the risk of postoperative mortality and pulmonary complications. Also patients who are still symptomatic ≥7 weeks after SARS‐CoV‐2 infection a further delay would be beneficial until their symptoms have resolved.
The full paper is available here and an associated press release can be seen here.
The paper has received extensive media coverage across the world, some of which can be seen here.