Black, Hispanic COVID-19 patients likely to develop acute pancreatitis

COVID-19 patients who were Black or Hispanic were more likely to receive a pancreatitis diagnosis after adjusting for multivariate analysis, according to study published in Gastroenterology.“This study shows that patients with COVID-19 can present with pancreatitis,” Arvind J. Trindade, MD, from the Institute of Health Innovations and Outcomes Research, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York, told Healio Gastroenterology. “Physicians should be screening for upper abdominal pain and, if present, order lipase levels. We also showRead More

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