Italian experiences in the management of andrological patients at the time of Coronavirus pandemic

  • Carlo Maretti Department of Andrology, CIRM Medical Center, Piacenza, Italy.
  • Andrea Fabiani | Unit of Urology, Surgical Department, Macerata Hospital, Area Vasta 3, ASUR Marche, Macerata, Italy.
  • Fulvio Colombo Andrology Unit, University Hospital S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy.
  • Alessandro Franceschelli Andrology Unit, University Hospital S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy.
  • Giorgio Gentile Andrology Unit, University Hospital S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy.
  • Franco Palmisano Andrology Unit, University Hospital S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy.
  • Valerio Vagnoni Andrology Unit, University Hospital S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy.
  • Luigi Quaresima Urology Division at the Civitanova Marche Hospital, Civitanova Marche, Italy.
  • Massimo Polito Department of Clinical and Specialist Sciences, Division of Urology, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region Medical School, Ancona, Italy.


The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) was first reported in December 2019, then its rapid spread around the world caused a global pandemic in March 2020 recording a high death rate. The epicenter of the victims moved from Asia to Europe and then to the United States. In this Pandemic, the different governance mechanisms adopted by local health regional authorities made the difference in terms of contagiousness and mortality together with a community strong solidarity. This document analyzes the andrological urgencies management in public hospitals and in private practice observed in Italy and in particular in the most affected Italian Regions: Emilia-Romagna and Marche.



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SIEUN Congress 2020: Original Papers, Reviews and Case Reports
SARS-CoV-2; Pandemic; Andrology; Public hospitals; Private practice
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Maretti, C., Fabiani, A., Colombo, F., Franceschelli, A., Gentile, G., Palmisano, F., Vagnoni, V., Quaresima, L., & Polito, M. (2021). Italian experiences in the management of andrological patients at the time of Coronavirus pandemic. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 93(1), 111-114.

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