CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) NOTICE

James L. Rothschiller MD 03212020

SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome COronaVirus 2) is the coronavirus is that is causing the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19. COVID-19 is an acronym for the novel (new to humans) coronavirus “COronaVIrus Disease 2019” previously known by the provisional name 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Due to the global spread of COVID-19, we are taking all necessary precautions and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) to address patient and healthcare worker’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Our Patients

If you or any household member has traveled to an international area or to areas of community spread in the past 14 days, or has experienced any respiratory illness or flu-like symptoms including fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, or abdominal pain please contact your doctor’s office to ascertain whether or not your elective anesthetic and surgery can be done. Gastrointestinal Symptoms have been added to the list of  GI symptoms of COVID-19 on March 19, 2020.

The Virus Origin

SARS-CoV-2 has close genetic similarity to bat coronaviruses, from which it likely originated. An intermediate animal reservoir such as a pangolin is also thought to be involved in its introduction to humans. From a taxonomic perspective, SARS-CoV-2 is classified as a strain of the species referred to as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related CoronaVirus (SARSr-CoV).

Scientific Research

The major research article on modeling of the viral spread is from the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team. March 16, 2020

  • WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling
  • MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics
  • Imperial College London

Our Family Caring for Your Family

We provide pediatric anesthesia care and adult anesthesia care at pediatric and community healthcare centers throughout the metropolitan area, including Plano, Frisco, Dallas and Fort Worth.

Preparing Your Child Surgery medication requirements

Please follow these pediatric and adult preoperative instructions carefully to avoid cancellations.

Preparing for Anesthesia

Video: Preparing Your Child for Anesthesia

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) NOTICE

Due to the global spread of COVID-19, we are taking all necessary precautions and support the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) recommendations to address patient and health care worker’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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COVID-19 CDC Situation Summary

This study found that the stability of SARS-CoV-2 was similar to that of SARS-CoV-1 under the experimental circumstances tested. This indicates that differences in the epidemiologic characteristics of these viruses probably arise from other factors, including high viral loads in the upper respiratory tract and the potential for persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 to shed and transmit the virus while asymptomatic. Our results indicate that aerosol and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is plausible, since the virus can remain viable and infectious in aerosols for hours and on surfaces up to days (depending on the inoculum shed). Read -March 17, 2020, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2004973

Updated Daily for Healthcare Professionals

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

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