CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Endosc Int Open 2020; 08(05): E699-E700
DOI: 10.1055/a-1154-8768
Editorial

COVID-19: How to select patients for endoscopy and how to reschedule the procedures?

Thierry Ponchon
1  Edouard Herriot Hospital – Hepatogastroenterology, Lyon, France
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Stanislas Chaussade
2  Cochin Hospital – Gastroenterology, Paris, France
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The COVID-19 epidemic that continues to progress requires an almost daily reflection on the different recommendations that can be made. Several recommendations or statements have already been posted or published in order to ensure safety against the virus in endoscopy units before, during, and after procedures.

Two other important questions related to the COVID-19 epidemic should also be considered: How to reduce the workload in endoscopy? and How to reschedule the cases that have been postponed?

The survey reported by Bilal et al. deals with the first subject. Of note is that the method used for the survey is original and adapted to this period of epidemic: The survey was conducted on Twitter using the “Twitter poll” option. As acknowledged by the authors, the sample is certainly not representative (2,500 followers of the author) but the idea is interesting.



Publication History

Publication Date:
17 April 2020 (online)

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