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Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 5

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COVID-19 and the digestive system: protection and management during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

389-396

Javier Crespo, Julio Iglesias-García, Joaquin E. Hinojosa del Val, Federico García García, Ángel Gil de Miguel, Carlos Fernández Carrillo, Javier Ampuero, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Martínez,

The purpose of this rapid review is to provide an update on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on Gastroenterology and Hepatology departments, our patients, and our new way of working. The gastrointestinal tract and the liver are affected by SARS-CoV-2, especially in patients with immunosuppressive therapies. Patients with liver transplantation should be followed closely. Digestive endoscopy is a high-risk procedure for the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. While the pandemic lasts, we must adapt its indications and promote protective measures for patients and healthcare professionals alike. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our priorities and the way we work, although we do not know what the repercussions will be after normality is reinstated.

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12/05/2020 20:46:10
Excelente tema


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