Gastroenterology debuts a virtual special issue with the latest research about how the novel coronavirus affects the gastrointestinal system, how it intersects with digestive disease and how it has impacted patient care.
“The articles published in this special issue include the importance of GI symptoms, the relative safety of continuing immunosuppression, the feasibility and effectiveness of rapid conversions to telemedicine, viral impacts on specific organs such as the pancreas and liver, controversies over the influence of certain medications (e.g. acid suppression), and authoritative AGA rapid analyses and recommendations,” state Editors-in-Chief Douglas A. Corley, MD, PhD, AGAF, and Richard M. Peek, Jr., MD, AGAF.
The editors believe this special issue will be useful for the practice of gastroenterology and valuable for understanding the virus’s mechanisms and effects.
Key articles include:
- “Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Novel Coronavirus Disease-2019 Era” by Evelien Dekker et al.
- “Telehealth Utilization in Gastroenterology Clinics Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Clinical Practice and Gastroenterology Training Telehealth in gastroenterology clinics amid COVID-19” by Tara Keihanian et al.
- “Covid-19 in Latin America: Symptoms, Morbidities, and Gastrointestinal Manifestations” by Hassan Ashktorab et al.