Volume on consults for alcohol-related GI, liver diseases remain elevated throughout COVID-19

Volume on consults for alcohol-related GI, liver diseases remain elevated throughout COVID-19

Despite ongoing COVID-19 infection control restrictions, volumes of inpatient consults for alcohol-related gastrointestinal and liver diseases had significantly decreased at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but quickly returned to normal levels, according to an expert presentation during a press conference in advance of Digestive Diseases Week.“We do believe that the locked down of the pandemic has a direct effect on patients’ alcoholic consumption,” Waihong Chung, MD, PhD, research fellow for the division of gastroenterology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of BrownRead More

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