Dual purpose easily assembled aerosol chamber designed for safe endoscopy and intubation during the COVID pandemic

Post written by Mahesh Goenka, DM, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, from Institute of Gastrosciences and Liver, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, India. A prototype aerosol chamber was designed using a medical grade 4-mm thick polycarbonate sheet. The chamber has 4 holes, 2 on the head side used for endotracheal intubation and 2 on the side walls. The …

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Endoscopic shield: barrier enclosure during the endoscopy to prevent aerosol droplets during the COVID-19 pandemic

Post written by Ryota Sagami, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Oita San-ai Medical Center, Oita, Japan. This device is a plastic cube with sides of 45 centimeters. Four square plastic plates were glued together. With the patient in a left lateral position, the foot side and left side of the cube are open, and …

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Endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic: simple construction of a single-use, disposable face shield using inexpensive and readily available materials

Post written by Edward J. Despott, MD, FRCP, FEBGH, FASGE, MD(Res), from the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, The Royal Free Hospital and University College London (UCL) Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. Our short video was recorded when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak in London. Like many other …

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Triaging advanced GI endoscopy procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic

Post written by Mohammad Bilal, MD, and Mandeep S. Sawhney, MD, MS, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. In anticipation of the surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the Surgeon General of the United States advised hospitals to cancel all elective procedures. …

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