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 endoscopy.“ESGE has recommended reduction of non-emergency endoscopies, taking personal protective measures and post-endoscopy calls to patients to check their COVID-19 status,” Papanikolaou said in his presentation. “OurRead More

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