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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COVID-19 pandemic and personal protective equipment shortage: protective efficacy comparing masks and scientific methods for respirator reuse

Post written by Camilla Gallo, MD, from the Center for Endoscopi Research Therapeutics and Training, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Rome, Italy. The abrupt outbreak of COVID-19 led many healthcare systems almost to the collapse and to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Rational use and successful reuse of respirators can help …

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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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