COVID-19’s Impact on the Treatment of Urology Patients

Jess Mandel, MD, Chief of Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and E. David Crawford, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Grand Rounds in Urology, discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on urologists and urology patients. Dr. Mandel outlines the current state of testing and treatment, emphasizing that the treatment for COVID-19 is similar to patients with respiratory infections, regardless of testing availability. Dr. Mandel recommends urologists keep up-to-date on news and recommendations from the CDC website in order to be able to give their patients the most current information available, as well as practicing common-sense preventative measures, such as delaying elective surgeries and increasing the practice of telemedicine.

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