Some information and links that may be useful to BSPR members
The impact of the coronavirus epidemic has been and remains variable for those of us working with children. Thankfully most of our patients have less severe symptoms, though the risks to staff remain. The background of the seemingly rare ‘toxic-syndrome’ that is appearing have yet to be evaluated.
There has now been an accumulation of information about the management of children with COVID-19, and the expected radiological findings.
Here are a few links to the information you might find useful. I recommend the first and last particularly:
International Expert Consensus Statement on Chest Imaging in Pediatric COVID-19 Patient Management: Imaging Findings, Imaging Study Reporting and Imaging Study Recommendations
Free, open, full text.
The coronavirus 2019 pandemic is currently a rapidly evolving situation and has created an environment of uncertainty. The purpose of this consensus statement is to help address COVID-19 related uncertainty in pediatric patients for practicing radiologists and referring clinicians by providing up-to-date knowledge about the imaging manifestations of COVID-19 pneumonia in children, proposing a template for structured radiologic reporting in this patient population, and offering practical guidance regarding utilization of chest imaging in the pediatric patient population.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) clinical radiology resources, focussed on adult practice, but contains advice about PPE and links to an RCR discussion forum. Links to the lists of papers in European and North American journals.
This guidance has been prepared to provide health professionals working in paediatrics and child health with advice around the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Guidance on this page is applicable to all paediatricians, with advice signposted information for settings specific guidance (community, neonatal and acute). It also links to further information developed by national bodies. Not much imaging advice, but this is what the paediatricians are doing. Updated regularly.
A selection of links most applicable to surgeons, but with some useful to general interest.
What GOSH are telling the public. Helpful if you are faced with these questions.
A comprehensive and up-to-date reference for the literature by a group of enthusiasts for education and practice from around the world. Short practical advice on imaging. A good site for quick information and a more modern approach to presentation.