Review Article
Volume 10 Issue 2 - 2021
Utility of Telemedicine in Pediatric Urology Clinic during Covid-19 Era-Mini Review
Nadeem Iqbal1*, Reem Gulzar2, Ayesha Riaz3, Aimen Iqbal4, Maleeha Nadeem5, Khizar Yaseen6, Keron Akintola Ayodele Blair7, Anum Mubasher8 and Aisha Hasan9
1Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, Lahore, Pakistan
2Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
3Avicenna Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
4Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
5University Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad, Pakistan
6Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry, Pakistan
7American International School of Medicine, Georgetown, Guyana
8Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
9Avicenna Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Nadeem Iqbal, Department of Urology and Kidney Transplant, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: January 04, 2021; Published: January 23, 2021




Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all specialty clinics including pediatric urologic practices across the world. At many centers emergency surgeries were pursued without interruption, however, elective procedures had to be halted across many hospitals during the first wave of COVID-19. Delaying pediatric urologic procedures can be drastic in certain situations (such as obstructive uropathy leading to infections or sepsis) because they can lead to worsening of the disease. To avert morbidity associated with the deferment of care during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices that safely allow for high quality care have been implemented. In this article we reviewed recent telemedicine reports, related challenges faced by both physicians and pediatric urology patients and suggestions regarding the best practices to overcome these challenges.

Keywords: COVID-19; Pediatric Urology; Telemedicine

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Citation: Nadeem Iqbal., et al. “Utility of Telemedicine in Pediatric Urology Clinic during Covid-19 Era-Mini Review”. EC Paediatrics 10.2 (2021): 57-61.

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