COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction testing before endoscopy

Post written by Juan E. Corral, MD, and Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In the first months of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hospitals and endoscopy centers across the world had to stop performing endoscopies leading to significant health and economic losses. …

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Management of a COVID-19 patient in the endoscopy suite

Post written by Joseph D. Feuerstein, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This video is a training video to assist gastroenterologists with how to properly protect themselves with PPE equipment when performing endoscopy in patients with COVID-19. The video reviews different aspects of proper …

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How to manage an endoscopy unit during a COVID-19 pandemic

Post written by Ping-Hong Zhou, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Center and Endoscopy Research Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. This video shows how to manage an endoscopy unit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with specific details on work flow, screening staff, screening patients, management in preprocedure areas and endoscopy rooms, postprocedure management, environment disinfection, …

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