Aerosol and droplet generation in upper and lower GI endoscopy: whole procedure and event-based analysis

Post written by Adolfo Parra-Blanco, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham, and Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre, and George S.D. Gordon, PhD, from the Optics and Photonics Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. The aim of this prospective study …

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Pre-endoscopy coronavirus disease 2019 screening and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 nucleic acid amplification testing in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system: clinical practice patterns, outcomes, and relationship to procedure volume

Post written by Andrew J. Gawron, MD, PhD, from the National Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program, Office of Specialty Care Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. …

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Impact of COVID-19 on endoscopy trainees: an international survey

  Post written by Katarzyna M. Pawlak, MD, PhD, Aline Charabaty, MD, AGAF, and Catharine M. Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, from the Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Szczecin, Poland, the Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins-Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC, USA, and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and …

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Impact of COVID-19 on colorectal cancer disparities and the way forward

Post written by Sophie Balzora, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, USA. Our perspective piece identifies areas of colorectal cancer screening and prevention efforts targeted toward medically underserved populations most impacted amid the COVID-19 pandemic and envisions potential solutions to mitigate the deleterious effects of the …

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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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