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Polish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics statement on safety measures and performance of ultrasound examinations in obstetrics and gynecology during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Dariusz Borowski1, Piotr Sieroszewski2, Bartosz Czuba3, Renata Jaczynska4, Kajdy Anna5, Sebastian Kwiatkowski6, Marcin Wiechec7, Agnieszka Nocun8, Piotr Kaczmarek9, Wojciech Cnota3, Marek Pietryga10, Pawel Basta11, Przemyslaw Kosinski12, Michal Pomorski13, Magda Rybak-Krzyszkowska8, Piotr Węgrzyn14, Miroslaw Wielgos12, Mariusz Zimmer13
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2020.0045
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Pubmed: 32374024
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Ginekol Pol 2020;91(4):231-234.
Affiliations
  1. Clinic of Fetal-Maternal, Gynecology and Neonatolgy, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  2. Department of Fetal Medicine and Gynecology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  3. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Ruda Slaska, Medical University of Silesia, Poland
  4. Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland
  5. Department of Reproductive Health, Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
  6. Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland
  7. Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland
  8. Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, University Hospital in Cracow, Poland
  9. Operative Gynecology and Oncological Gynecology Clinic, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital-Research Institute, Lodz, Poland
  10. Department of Obstetrics and Women’s Diseases, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
  11. Chair of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Gynaecology and Oncology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland
  12. 1st Chair and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  13. Second Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
  14. Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

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Vol 91, No 4 (2020)
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Published online: 2020-04-29

Abstract

We present recommendations on performance and safety measures of ultrasound examinations in obstetrics and gynecology
during the SARS COV-2 pandemic. The statement was prepared based on the current knowledge on the coronavirus
by the Ultrasound Section of the Polish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It has to be noted that the presented guidance
is based on limited evidence and is primarily based on experiences published by authors from areas most affected by
the virus thus far, such as China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Italy. We realize that the pandemic situation is very dynamic.
New data is published every day. Despite the imposed limitations related to the necessity of social distancing, it is crucial
to remember that providing optimal care in safe conditions should remain the primary goal of healthcare providers. We
plan to update the current guidelines as the situation develops.

Abstract

We present recommendations on performance and safety measures of ultrasound examinations in obstetrics and gynecology
during the SARS COV-2 pandemic. The statement was prepared based on the current knowledge on the coronavirus
by the Ultrasound Section of the Polish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It has to be noted that the presented guidance
is based on limited evidence and is primarily based on experiences published by authors from areas most affected by
the virus thus far, such as China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Italy. We realize that the pandemic situation is very dynamic.
New data is published every day. Despite the imposed limitations related to the necessity of social distancing, it is crucial
to remember that providing optimal care in safe conditions should remain the primary goal of healthcare providers. We
plan to update the current guidelines as the situation develops.

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Keywords

pregnancy; ultrasound examination; coronavirus; prevention

About this article
Title

Polish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics statement on safety measures and performance of ultrasound examinations in obstetrics and gynecology during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 91, No 4 (2020)

Article type

Guidelines / Expert consensus

Pages

231-234

Published online

2020-04-29

DOI

10.5603/GP.2020.0045

Pubmed

32374024

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2020;91(4):231-234.

Keywords

pregnancy
ultrasound examination
coronavirus
prevention

Authors

Dariusz Borowski
Piotr Sieroszewski
Bartosz Czuba
Renata Jaczynska
Kajdy Anna
Sebastian Kwiatkowski
Marcin Wiechec
Agnieszka Nocun
Piotr Kaczmarek
Wojciech Cnota
Marek Pietryga
Pawel Basta
Przemyslaw Kosinski
Michal Pomorski
Magda Rybak-Krzyszkowska
Piotr Węgrzyn
Miroslaw Wielgos
Mariusz Zimmer

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