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UK consensus recommendations on the management of oral epithelial dysplasia during COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks

McCarthy, CE; Fedele, S; Ho, M; Shaw, R; (2021) UK consensus recommendations on the management of oral epithelial dysplasia during COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks. Oral Oncology , 112 , Article 105110. 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.105110. Green open access

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Oral Epithelial Dysplasia (OED) is associated with an increased risk of oral cancer development. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is necessitating the suspension or dramatic reduction of face-to-face non-urgent elective services, including OED clinics. Little is known regarding the potential impact of elective services suspension upon the risk of OED progression, and whether alternative strategies (e.g. remote consultations) may be introduced to ensure OED surveillance. The aim of this paper is to provide expert-opinion consensus recommendations for the management of OED during the current and future pandemic outbreaks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A working group of nine UK-based senior clinicians and academics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Medicine was created and twelve consensus statements were developed using a modified-Delphi process. Greater than 80% agreement was considered a consensus. RESULTS: Consensus was achieved for all twelve statements (89-100% agreement). The group agreed that, during the temporary suspension of elective services associated with COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks, patients with OED can be risk stratified to determine the length of accepted delay in face-to-face consultation. Remote consultations with patient-provided clinical photographs may be a useful way of maintaining a level of surveillance in this group of patients. CONCLUSIONS: Using an expert working group methodology, we have developed consensus recommendations for the monitoring of individuals with OED during pandemic outbreaks associated with temporary suspension of elective services. This has identified areas of future research and highlighted the need for a stronger evidence base to inform the set-up and delivery of surveillance regimens for patients with OED.

Type: Article
Title: UK consensus recommendations on the management of oral epithelial dysplasia during COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.105110
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.105110
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: COVID-19, Consensus guidelines, Oral cancer prevention, Oral epithelial dysplasia, Potentially-malignant oral disorder, SARS-CoV-2
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > EDI MaxFac, Diagnostic, Med and Surg Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10116660
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