Extending intervals may help accommodate COVID-19-related colonoscopy reductions

In the wake of a COVID-19 wave, extending screening intervals may be the best way to accommodate the reduction in available colonoscopy capacity with the smallest impact on the incidence of colorectal cancer, according to study results.In her presentation at the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Days 2021, Lucie de Jonge, from Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands, said that the Dutch national CRC screening program was disrupted during the first wave of COVID-19 between March and May of 2020.“At the restart of the program, there was 35% of regularRead More

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