Urolithiasis practice patterns following the COVID-19 Pandemic: Overview from the EULIS Collaborative Research Working Group
Gökçe, Mehmet İlker
Kiremit, Murat Can
Sönmez, Mehmet Giray
De Lorenzis, Elisa
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CitationTefik, T., Güven, S., Villa, L., Gökçe, M. İ., Kallidonis, P., Petkova, K. ... Sarıca, K. (2020). Urolithiasis practice patterns following the COVID-19 Pandemic: Overview from the EULIS Collaborative Research Working Group. European Urology, 78(1), E21-E24. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2020.04.057
COVID-19 was first reported as a novel pulmonary infectionin December 2019 . Apart from being a potentially lethalcondition, COVID-19 is also affecting health care strategiesfor other medical conditions. Ficarra et al  have madesuggestions regarding urological surgeries during theCOVID-19 pandemic. However, the authors focused on allurological pathologies and reported information from Italy,a country that seemed to be the epicenter of the pandemicin Europe . Therefore, we sought to obtain an up-to-dateperspective on how the routine practice patterns of expertEuropean endourologists changed (or adapted) during theCOVID-19 pandemic via a survey. By focusing on expertexperience coming from the field, we aimed to provide analgorithm to guide the management of urinary stonedisease during this unprecedented time of extraordinarystress on the global endourology community.