Video capsule endoscopy safe for evaluating GI bleeding during COVID-19

Video capsule endoscopy is a safe alternative to standard diagnostic evaluation of hematemesis and non-hematemesis during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a presenter at the American College of Gastroenterology virtual annual meeting.“A -first strategy reduces the risk of exposure of staff to endoscopic aerosols, converses personal protective equipment and reduces staff utilziation,” Shahrad Hakimian, MD, from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, said.From March through May 2020, Hakimian and colleagues analyzed data from 50Read More

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