Home / Curated COVID-19 GI Resources May 19th, 2020: 18 Unmissable GI Articles For This Week
Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry (The New Yorker)
Atul Gawande writes this insightful article regarding a cocktail approach to stay safe: hygiene measures, screening, distancing, and masks. Then he added culture as an afterthought.
There Are Tough Financial Days Ahead For U.S. Healthcare In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Pandemic (Forbes)
Dr. Stephen Thomas, Chief of Infectious Diseases at SUNY Upstate Medical University, discusses the financial toll that the Covid-19 pandemic is taking on U.S. healthcare systems, and what the road ahead looks like.
How 4 centers across the U.S. reopened & the new standards they set (Becker’s ASC Review)
In this article, four administrators share what they’ve done to reopen their centers and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Gastrointestinal symptoms affected one in four patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (MDedge)
Gastrointestinal symptoms affected 26% of patients and most commonly included diarrhea (18%), nausea (8%), vomiting (6%), and abdominal pain (2%), the researchers reported.
New ebook – COVID-19: The Way Forward for GI Practices (NextServices)
COVID-19 is a double whammy of both clinical and business disruption. Download this free eBook. Part 2 to launch this week. “This is so good” “Terrific insights.”
COVID-19: What Will Happen to Physician Income This Year? (Medscape)
“Private practices are reaching the point where prior A/R will start to dwindle and they will start feeling the decline in new claims submissions.”
Industry Voices—7 things to consider before reopening your operating room (FierceHealthcare)
‘A local hospital we’ve worked with recently began contacting patients to reschedule their canceled elective surgeries and found that nearly 40% were unwilling to’.
COVID-19: Endoscopy Centers Try to Expect The Unexpected (GI & Endoscopy News)
Obviously, sticking with single-use scopes and other disposable equipment is “going to be ideal.”
IBD may require more intense care approach due to higher cost volatility (Healio)
Dr. Kosinski: “Payers and gastroenterologists need to work together to engage patients with high beta conditions, track symptoms, catch deterioration early, and intervene before it becomes a bigger problem.”
Treating Liver Disease During COVID-19: New Recommendations (Medscape)
New Recommendations by AASLD. Early reports suggest a 14%-53% incidence of liver injury in patients with COVID-19.
Implications of gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19 (The Lancet)
Ren Mao and colleagues report findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis of data from 35 studies, including 6,686 patients with COVID-19.
How COVID-19 affected procedure volume for 25+ specialties (Becker’s ASC Review)
Researchers analyzed 2 million patient visits from 228 hospitals in 40 states over a two-week period in March and April in both 2019 and 2020.
Simple Strategies Can Lessen GI Burnout (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, physicians in this country were confronting a different kind of epidemic: burnout.
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