Endoscopy in inflammatory bowel diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic period.

Iacucci, Marietta and Cannatelli, Rosanna and Labarile, Nunzia and Mao, Ren and Panaccione, Remo and Danese, Silvio and Kochhar, Gursimran S and Ghosh, Subrata and Shen, Bo (2020) Endoscopy in inflammatory bowel diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic period. The lancet. Gastroenterology & hepatology. ISSN 2468-1253.

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Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the management of many chronic diseases, including that of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In particular, the performance of routine endoscopy is temporarily suspended, and only emergency endoscopy is allowed in many countries where severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread. We highlight different scenarios in which endoscopy should still be performed urgently in patients with IBD, as well as recommendations regarding the use of personal protective equipment. We suggest a pathway for performing safe endoscopy and discuss the potential risks of postponing endoscopy in IBD. Finally, we propose a post-pandemic plan for access to endoscopy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Gastroentrology
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 08:10
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2020 08:10
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3016

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