Tag: COVID-19

Eurospine 2020 to be held as a virtual event

Eurospine 2020, which had been due to take place in Vienna, Austria from 6–9 October, will instead be a digital event, organisers have announced. The...

COVID-19: Spinal surgeons report “elevated anxiety and uncertainty for the future”

The full findings of a global survey of spinal surgeons on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have been published in the Global Spine...

Education in spine care during COVID-19

Jonathan Rasouli (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA) details discussions at the Virtual Global Spine Conference (May 5), which hosted key opinion leaders to discuss the...

Telemedicine “essential for maintaining spine care” during COVID-19

A study of the use of virtual visits for paediatric spinal deformity patients suggests that telemedicine can provide faster care for patients, with comparable...

COVID-19: Calls for physicians to address domestic violence during social distancing

Prism Schneider (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada) and others write in a commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal—because of...
minimally invasive surgery

COVID-19: CMS outlines recommendations for restarting non-emergent procedures

On 18 March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended “limiting non-essential care and expanding surge capacity into ambulatory surgical centres and...

Spinal surgery training adapted during COVID-19 pandemic

Training of spine fellows has been impacted but not diminished as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a paper published online in...

Spine practitioners turn to telemedicine at the height of COVID-19

Telemedicine and virtual consultations are becoming increasingly prevalent in spine care, as healthcare providers seek to adapt practices amid the pandemic. A recent Scoliosis...

“Challenges and opportunities” NASS president reflects on COVID-19 and spine care

As the world’s healthcare communities continue to lead efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential procedures in a number of fields, including spine care,...

PPE and economic concerns highlighted in global COVID-19 spine survey

Over 900 spinal surgeons have contributed to research looking at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their practice, with concerns over availability of...

COVID-19: Cotton and surgical masks may be ineffective at stopping spread...

In a brief report in Annals of Internal Medicine, Seongman Bae (Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea) and colleagues report that neither surgical...

Philips and the US government collaborate in ventilator production ramp up...

Royal Philips has announced that the US government and Philips agreed to team up to increase the production of hospital ventilators in its manufacturing...
Stryker

Stryker develops Emergency Relief Bed in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Stryker has announced the development of a limited-release emergency response bed to quickly aid healthcare providers with efficient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency...

COVID-19: European Commission agrees to postpone new MDR because of pandemic

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), which...
CMSS

CMSS “strongly urges action” to ensure all frontline healthcare professionals are...

In a new statement published on 2 April 2020, all 45 societies represented by the US Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)—over 800,000 physicians—emphatically...

ACS defends healthcare workers as PPE shortages lead to acrimony

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today leapt to the defense of healthcare workers who are heading to work in the face of increasing...

COVID-19: European Commission looking to postpone new MDR by one year

During a Q&A section of a European Commission (EC) college meeting on 25 March, EC spokesperson Stefan de Keersmaecker stated that the commission were looking to...

Lessons from Milan: Spine care and COVID-19

Currently with Europe’s highest number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Italy’s healthcare services have been forced to adopt drastic and wide-ranging...

Adapt clinical studies to alleviate effect of pandemic

A viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has offered potential solutions to modifying ongoing randomised clinical trials during the COVID-19...

American College of Surgeons releases clinical guidance for elective surgery triage...

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has published guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures to preserve resources for the care...

CDRH adjusts working practices with medical device companies to deal with...

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has written to the medical device industry to outline its...
minimally invasive surgery

Elective spinal surgery “should be curtailed” in light of Coronavirus outbreak

Global efforts to tackle the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have seen spine care providers advised to cut back to all but essential procedures...
Life Spine receives approval from FDA

Life Spine to produce surgical masks during COVID-19 outbreak

Life Spine a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders has announced a partnership...