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RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 738  

Reply to: Society of Onco-Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care advisory on anaesthesia in COVID-19: What is lacking?


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain, Tata Memorial Hospital, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Onco-Anaesthesiology and Palliative Medicine, Dr. BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Date of Submission08-Jul-2020
Date of Decision09-Jul-2020
Date of Acceptance12-Jul-2020
Date of Web Publication31-Jul-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sohan Lal Solanki
Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain, 2ndFloor, Main Building, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_904_20

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Solanki SL, Thota RS, Garg R, Divatia JV. Reply to: Society of Onco-Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care advisory on anaesthesia in COVID-19: What is lacking?. Indian J Anaesth 2020;64:738

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Solanki SL, Thota RS, Garg R, Divatia JV. Reply to: Society of Onco-Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care advisory on anaesthesia in COVID-19: What is lacking?. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 9];64:738. Available from: http://www.ijaweb.org/text.asp?2020/64/8/738/291170



Sir,

We thank readers[1] for their interest in the Society of Onco-Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care (SOAPC) advisory during COVID-19.[2] We agree that surgical safety checklist is mandatory before any surgery irrespective of the current scenario, so COVID-19 surgical patient checklist by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists should be used mandatorily in all patients.[3] The safety checklist is relevant to all surgeries and not only to onco-surgeries and it is imperative to follow them without fail. SOAPC advisory needs to be read in conjunction with the other general perioperative advisory released by the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists.[2] This shall also include appropriate use of personal protective equipment and other preventive measures.

The evidence is evolving and so is the advisory by various professional bodies including Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).[4],[5] It is prudent to follow this evolving evidence and thus appropriate use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQs) prophylaxis is desirable. The ICMR advisory for prophylactic HCQs has also evolved based on evidence mandating them to revise the advisory subsequently. We appreciate the concern raised and thus readers are advised to keep abreast with latest emerging evidence and to follow them as appropriate. SOAPC also emphasises the need for updating of the advisory as and when new evidence provides contrary suggestion to the previously published statement.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.



 
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Chawla R, Shah SB, Pahade A. SOAPC advisory on anaesthesia in COVID-19: What is lacking? Indian J Anaesth 2020;64:735-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Solanki SL, Thota RS, Garg R, Pingle AA, Goswami J, Ranganath N, et al. Society of onco-anesthesia and perioperative care (SOAPC) advisory regarding perioperative management of onco-surgeries during COVID-19 pandemic. Indian J Anaesth 2020;64 Suppl S2:97-102.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist. Available from: https://www.lifebox.org/covid-19-surgical-patient-checklist/#3. [Last accessed on 2020 Jul 08].  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Advisory on the use of Hydroxy-Chloroquine as Prophylaxis for SARS-CoV2 Infection. Available from: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Advisory on the use of Hydroxy chloroquinasprophylaxisforSARSCoV2infection.pdf. [Last accessed on 2020 Jul 08].  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Indian Council of Medical Research. Revised Advisory on the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as Prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in supersession of Previous Advisory; 23rd March, 2020. Available from: https://www.icmr.gov.in.pdf. [Last accessed on 2020 Jul 08].  Back to cited text no. 5
    




 

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