Journal of Oncology Medicine & Practice

ISSN: 2576-3857

Open Access

Saad ALdaama

Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantion, King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam, Saudi Arabia

  • Research   
    Does Covid 19 Infections Have a Significant Risk on Children With Cancer? Single Centre Experience and Recommendations
    Author(s): Hala Omer, Zahra AL abbass, Lijee Jamal and Saad ALdaama*

    Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the Covid-19 infection among pediatric oncology patients diagnosed in our centre in 15 months period starting January 2020, to assess their clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatment outcomes, and to address the department and hospital strategies for management of such cases during the pandemic. Our study included 29 subjects. Setting: It is a single centre study at King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam which is 400 beds tertiary referral hospital with 27 beds pediatric oncology Ward, 4 beds bone marrow transplant and 18 bed pediatric oncology day care services. Methods and Results: We retrospectively reviewed all the patients with different types of pediatric malignancies diagnosed with Covid-19 infection from January 2020 to March 2021, from both inpatient and outpatient settings. Data about their type of malignancies.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2576-3857.2021.6.130

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