Urology nurses lead the way in adopting an innovative prostate biopsy technique.

To compare the number of patients attending the Urology ED of Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto (CHUP), as well as their demographic characteristics, the reasons for admission, the clinical severity under the Manchester triage system (MTS), and the need for emergency surgery or hospitalization, during the pandemic and the equivalent period in 2019.Data were collected from patients attending the Urology emergency ward of CHUP during three weeks – from March 11th 2020 to April 1st 2020 – and from the same period the previous year (from March 11th to April 1st 2019).

During the pandemic, 46.4% fewer patients visited our urological ED (122 vs 263). There was no significant difference of the mean age or the number of old patients (with 65 or more years old) between the two periods. However, significantly fewer female patients sought emergency urological services during the COVID-19 pandemic period (32.7% vs. 14.8%, p<0.05).

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