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Practical points that gastrointestinal fellows should know in management of COVID-19

Authors
  • Sahin, Tevhide
  • Simsek, Cem
  • Balaban, Hatice Yasemin
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Clinical Cases
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group Inc
Publication Date
Jun 06, 2022
Volume
10
Issue
16
Pages
5133–5145
Identifiers
DOI: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i16.5133
PMID: 35812670
PMCID: PMC9210885
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Minireviews
License
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Abstract

Pandemics obligate providers to transform their clinical practice. An extensive effort has been put to find out feasible approaches for gastrointestinal diseases and also to manage coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related gastrointestinal conditions. Diarrhea, hepatitis, and pancreatitis can be seen in the COVID-19 course. Endoscopic procedures increase the risk of contamination for medical staff and patients despite precautions, therefore indications should be tailored to balance risks vs benefits. Furthermore, whether the immunosupression in inflammatory bowel diseases, liver transplantation, and autoimmune liver diseases increases COVID-19 related risks and how to modify immunosupression are topics of ongoing debate. This review aims to provide most up to date practical approaches that a gastrointestinal fellow should be aware on the problems and management of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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