#COVID19ESCPOn this page ESCP is hosting high quality resources from our #covid19escp campaign and the best content from #covid19surgery discussions which took place 16 March to 19 July 2020.

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Resources for colorectal surgeons and trainees


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Epidemiology, virology, and prevention

UpToDate website, topic updated as new peer-reviews evidence becomes available

COVID-19 Online Learning Centre

AIS (Advances in Surgery) Channel

Behind the Knife – The Surgery Podcast

Podcasts for surgeons relating to COVID-19

COVID-19, ethics and equity - what is our role as surgeons?

Tanya L. Zakrison et al, Annals of Surgery, July 2020

The effects of COVID-19 on surgeons and patients

Gianluca Pellino and Antonino Spinelli, guest post on Cutting Edge - the surgical blog from BJS, 18 March 2020

Management of surgical care

SAGES and EAES recommendations regarding surgical response to COVID-19 crisis

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. Released 30 March 2020 - subject to change and update.

ESCP Recommendations regarding COVID-19

ESCP updates to SAGES/EAES recommendations regarding surgical response to COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic: considerations for resuming normal colorectal services

ESCP Guideline Committee, Colorectal Disease, August 2020

Global guidance for surgical care during the COVID‐19 pandemic

COVIDSurg Collaborative, BJS, 15 April 2020

Managing COVID-19 in Surgical Systems

Mary Brindle, Atul Gawande, Annals of Surgery, July 2020

Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus pandemic

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Facing COVID-19: Management suggestions - Humanitas Research Hospital

Three info slides shared by @AntoninoSpin on Twitter

Pre, peri and post-surgery

COVID-19 and Surgery: resources for the surgical community

American College of Surgeons

COVID-19 Recommendations from the Spanish Association of Surgery

Documents in English

BSGAR-BSTI Statement for chest imaging in patients undergoing CT of the acute surgical abdomen

British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology and British Society of Thoracic Imaging

COVID-19 and the General Surgical Department - measures to reduce spread of SARS-COV-2 among surgeons

Danson Yeo et al, Annals of Surgery, 18 May 2020

Protecting surgical teams during the COVID-19 outbreak: a narrative review and clinical considerations

Gabriel A. Brat et al, Annals of Surgery, 17 April 2020

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing surgeries during the incubation period of COVID-19 infection

Shaoqing Lei et al, EClinicalMedicine, 4 April 2020

What to do when a patient infected with COVID-19 needs an operation: a pre-surgery, peri-surgery and post-surgery guide

Turkish Journal of Colorectal Disease, 20 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: what the department of endoscopy should know

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Journal, 13 March 2020

What we do when a COVID-19 patient needs an operation: operating room preparation and guidance

Lian Kah Ti, Lin Stella Ang et al, Letter to Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 6 March 2020

Telemedicine in postoperative follow‐up of STOMa PAtients: a randomized clinical trial (the STOMPA trial)

K. M. Augestad, A. M. Sneve, R.O. Lindsetmo, BJS Society, 26 February 2020

Management of COVID-19 Cases in OR

Info diagram shared by @SeguraJuanJ on Twitter

Removing personal protective equipment

Info leaflet shared by @SeguraJuanJ on Twitter

How to reduce the contamination of aerosol from CO2 during laparoscopy on COVID-19 patients

Video in Spanish shared by @DrMarioalvarez on Twitter

Documentos de posicionamiento y recomendaciones de la AEC en relación con la cirugía y COVID-19

Asociación Española de Cirujanos

Recomendaciones de actuación patología colorrectal de la AECP ante COVID-19

La Asociación Española de Coloproctología, March 2020

Specific conditions


Care for critically ill patients with COVID-19

JAMA Insights Clinical Update, 11 March 2020

Colorectal cancer

SAGES recommendations regarding surgical management of colorectal cancer patients during the response to the COVID-19 crisis

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (recommendations subject to change and update)

How COVID-19 outbreak is impacting colorectal cancer patients in Italy: a long shadow beyond infection

Gianluca Pellino, Antonino Spinelli, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, June 2020

COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Colorectal Cancer Patients

American College of Surgeons, 24 March 2020

Time to surgery and colon cancer survival in the United States

Christof Kaltenmeier, Chengli Shen, David S. Medich et al, Annals of Surgery, December 2019

See also ESCP's Paper of the Month review

Inflammatory bowel disease

ECCO Information on COVID-19

European Crohn's and Colitis latest news and interviews on COVID-19

Management of IBD during the COVID-19 outbreak: resetting clinical priorities

Silvio Danese, Maurizio Cecconi, Antonino Spinelli, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 25 March 2020

Implications of COVID-19 for patients with pre-existing digestive diseases

Ren Mao, Jie Liang, Jun Shen, Subrata Ghosh, Liang-Ru Zhu, Hong Yang et al, The Lancet, 11 March 2020



Shared experience from China

An interview with Xiaohua Jiang, 2 April 2020


Danish perspective

Peter Christensen on YouTube, 6 April 2020


From the Frontlines: Steven Wexner interviews Antonino Spinelli

American College of Surgeons on YouTube, 5 April 2020

Antonino Spinelli shares insights from the frontline in Italy

#COVID19ESCP TweetChat, 16 March 2020

Coronavirus in Italy

Maurizio Cecconi MD, talks with JAMA Editor, Howard Bauchner MD on YouTube, 13 March 2020

Saudi Arabia

The pandemic response in Saudi Arabia

Miguel Cunha interviews Dr Reem Alharby, 1 June 2020


COVID-19: The Serbia Experience

Goran Barisic on YouTube, 27 May 2020


Spanish surgical recovery and the COVID-19 pandemic: the role of social media and a future perspective

Miguel Cunha interviews Professor Julio Mayol, 8 June 2020

The COVID experience in Santander

Carmen Cagigas on YouTube, 3 June 2020

From the Frontlines: Steven Wexner interviews Julio Mayol

American College of Surgeons on YouTube, 5 April 2020

The impact of COVID 19 on surgery in Spain

Gianluca (Barcelona), Patricia (Madrid) and Juan Jose (Majorca) on YouTube, 18 March 2020

United States

The second wave of COVID-19: another potential tsunami - prepare to avoid being swept away

Zoe Garoufalia interviews Dr Deborah Keller, 29 May 2020

The US Perspective on COVID-19

An interview with Steven Wexner, 30 March


Digital surgery in the pandemic era

Interview with Nadine Hachach-Haram, 27 March 2020

AIS Channel and the challenges for surgery in the COVID-19 era

Interview with Antonio Lacy, 26 March 2020

Training and education

Coloproctology and education during a pandemic

Baljit Singh, ESCP website, 19 March 2020

Surgical training during a pandemic

Ruth Blanco Colino, ESCP website, 20 March 2020

Research groups


Safer surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic


International collaborating group of surgeons and anaesthetists, capturing data and sharing experience


Innovative trial for Community-Acquired Pneumonia, responding to COVID-19


International collaborative database for monitoring and reporting COVID-19 in IBD patients

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