May regional anesthesia be a better choice for the COVID-19 pandemic?
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CitationÇiftçi, B., Ekinci, M. ve Atalay, Y. O. (2020). May regional anesthesia be a better choice for the COVID-19 pandemic? Ain-Shams Journal of Anesthesiology, 12(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s42077-020-00095-6
To the Editor; The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic and threat all over the world. The first cases were seen in, Wuhan, China, in December 2019 (Chen et al. 2020a). This novel coronavirus was identified from the throat sample of a patient and was named 2019-nCoV by the WHO. It has spread rapidly, and now, there are more than 2.3 million reported cases and 160,000 deaths worldwide. Anesthesiologists are the frontline warriors both in the intensive care units and operation rooms during this pandemic. There is an important question for us: which anesthesia technique should we choose for these patients? In this report, we would like to share our regional anesthesia experiences in patients under investigation for COVID-19 that underwent surgery.