COVID-19 transmission during endoscopy unlikely in lockdown setting

The transmission of COVID-19 in endoscopy units is unlikely in settings where cases were reduced and proper use of PPE was maintained, according to research presented at ESGE Days.Ioannis S. Papanikolaou, MD, PhD, from the hepatogastroenterology unit at Attikon General Hospital in Greece, said the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on the practice of…

Sites impacted by endoscopy-related injuries differ by sex

Endoscopy-related injury was prevalent among gastroenterologists, with significant sex-based differences in specific sites, according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.“Our results highlight the importance of training and education of all GI in ergonomics from early career stages, as well as the critical need for endoscopes with better ergonomic design to help…