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Lessons After the Early Management of the COVID-19 Outbreak in a Pediatric Transplant and Hemato-Oncology Center Embedded within a COVID-19 Dedicated Hospital in Lombardia, Italy. Estote Parati. (Be Ready.)

12 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2020

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Adriana Balduzzi

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Erica Brivio

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Attilio Rovelli

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Carmelo Rizzari

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Serena Gasperini

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Maria Luisa Melzi

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Valentino Conter

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Department of Pediatrics

Andrea Biondi

University of Milano Bicocca - Centro Ricerca M. Tettamanti, Paediatrics

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Abstract

Italy is the second exposed Country worldwide, after China, and Lombardia is the most affected Region in Italy, with more than half of the National cases, with 13% of whom being healthcare professionals.

The Clinica Pediatrica Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca is a General Pediatric and Hematology Oncology and Transplant Center embedded within the designated COVID-19 general Hospital San Gerardo in Monza, located in Lombardia, Italy.

Preventive and control measures specifically undertaken to cope with the emergency within Hemato-Oncology, Transplant, and Outpatient Unit in the Pediatric Department have been described. Preliminary COVID-19 experiences with the first Italian pediatric hemato-oncology patients are reported. The few available data regarding pediatrics and specifically hemato-oncological patients are discussed.

The purpose of this report is to share pediatric hemato-oncology issues encountered in the first few weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy and to alert healthcare professionals worldwide to be prepared accordingly.

Funding Statement: No funding.

Declaration of Interests: The authors declare no competing interests.

Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; pediatric; hematology-oncology; transplantation

Suggested Citation

Balduzzi, Adriana and Brivio, Erica and Rovelli, Attilio and Rizzari, Carmelo and Gasperini, Serena and Melzi, Maria Luisa and Conter, Valentino and Biondi, Andrea, Lessons After the Early Management of the COVID-19 Outbreak in a Pediatric Transplant and Hemato-Oncology Center Embedded within a COVID-19 Dedicated Hospital in Lombardia, Italy. Estote Parati. (Be Ready.) (3/19/2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3559560 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3559560

Adriana Balduzzi (Contact Author)

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic ( email )

Monza
Italy

Erica Brivio

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Monza
Italy

Attilio Rovelli

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Monza
Italy

Carmelo Rizzari

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Monza
Italy

Serena Gasperini

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Monza
Italy

Maria Luisa Melzi

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Pediatric Clinic

Monza
Italy

Valentino Conter

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Department of Pediatrics

Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1
Milano, Milan 20126
Italy

Andrea Biondi

University of Milano Bicocca - Centro Ricerca M. Tettamanti, Paediatrics ( email )

Monza
Italy

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