|COVID-19 RT-PCR Test Results of Preoperative Gynecologic and Obstetric Patients in a Pandemic Hospital in Istanbul|
|Işık Kaban1, Besim Haluk Bacanakgil1|
|1Health Sciences University, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Istanbul, Turkey|
CJMB 2021; 8: 090-092
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Keywords : Coronavirus, Pandemics, Gynecology, Pregnancy
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Objectives: Our aim in the present study was to evaluate the results of the routine coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test performed preoperatively for gynecological and obstetric operations in asymptomatic patients and to question whether this test is necessary as a preoperative routine test after the pandemic declaration of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Materials and Methods: In the present study, the COVID-19 test results of all patients prepared for the gynecologic or obstetric operations between June 2020 and December 2020 were recorded.
Results: A total of 999 female patients were evaluated in this study. The mean age of the study group was 39.7±11.4 years. The average body mass index (BMI) was found to be 27.0 ± 3.9. In this study, 332 patients were pregnant (33.2%) and 251 patients (25.1%) were in the menopausal period. The COVID-19 test was found to be positive in 12 of 999 patients we performed preoperative screening (1.2%).
Conclusions: According to the results of this study, 1 positivity was found in 83 patients in the preoperative screening test. Although this rate is not high enough to suggest continuing screening, it seems beneficial to continue screening for COVID-19 to identify asymptomatic patients and reduce contagiousness.
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