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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 226-228

COVID-Positive preterm neonate for emergency laparotomy: Anesthesia and management issues.

1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Chetan Mehra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_70_20

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Thirty weeks low-birth-weight preterm COVID-positive baby with anorectal malformation underwent emergency laparotomy in view of perforative peritonitis. Baby was assessed by a virtual telecommunication. Safety precautions were carried out for health-care workers during patient transit, aerosol-generating procedures, surgery, and postoperative care in COVID intensive care unit. Scarcity of evidence base for preterm neonates at that time made us design and efficiently conduct our own safety protocol. Interdepartmental team work was the key.

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