Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Training: Global Perceptions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellows in the USA
ConclusionsOur results show that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted GI fellowship training in the USA in multiple domains, including gastrointestinal endoscopy, inpatient consults, outpatient clinics, and educational conferences. Our study highlights the importance of considering and incorporating fellows ’ viewpoints, as changes are made in response to the ongoing pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has informed many considerations regarding patient and provider safety. It is valuable to understand the risk during outpatient otolaryngology procedures through the quantification of aerosolization. There are several effective methods to control aerosolization during these procedures. The findings of this systematic review will inform appropriate precautions to protect against spread of infectious agents by aerosolization.PMID:34637376 | DOI:10.1177/01945998211050632
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on GI endoscopy training internationally, as reported by endoscopy trainers. Focus-optimizing endoscopy training and assessment of competencies are necessary to ensure adequate endoscopy training.PMID:34619833 | DOI:10.5946/ce.2021.140
Conclusions: During the first stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a significant increase in the rate of complicated appendicitis. Patients should be strongly encouraged not to refrain from medical treatment and go to the emergency room with the persistence of symptoms.
This study aimed to assess the practicality and applicability of the recommendations and the perceptions of endoscopy personnel on them.METHODS: A validated questionnaire was sent to 1290 endoscopy personnel globally. Of these, the data of all 330 responders (25.6%) from 15 countries, related to the current recommendations on proper personal protective equipment (PPE), case selection, scope cleaning, and safety perception, were analyzed. Ordinal logistic regression was used to determine the relationships between the variables.RESULTS: Despite an overwhelming agreement with the recommendations on PPE (94.5%) and case select...
CONCLUSION: Gastrointestinal ischemia represents a rare manifestation of COVID-19. A high index of suspicion should lead to investigate this complication by CT scan, in the attempt to reduce its high mortality rate. Histology shows atypical feature of ischemia with important endotheliitis, probably linked to thrombotic microangiopathies.PMID:34539144 | PMC:PMC8409161 | DOI:10.3748/wjg.v27.i32.5448