Endoscopy works during the pandemic of coronavirus COVID-19: recommendations by the Chinese Society of Digestive Endoscopy

  • Ningli Chai (Contributor)
  • Zhechuan Mei (Contributor)
  • Wengang Zhang (Contributor)
  • Chen Du (Contributor)
  • Xiangyao Wang (Contributor)
  • Longsong Li (Contributor)
  • Yan Ma (Contributor)
  • Jiale Zou (Contributor)
  • Xiaowei Tang (Contributor)
  • Xiangyao Wang (Contributor)
  • Jiancong Feng (Contributor)
  • Enqiang Linghu (Contributor)



<div><p>Since December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has occurred in China and has spread around the world rapidly. As an acute respiratory infectious disease, COVID-19 has been included in type B infectious diseases and managed according to the standard of type A infectious disease in China. Given the high risk of COVID-19 infection during endoscopic procedures via an airborne route, the Chinese Society of Digestive Endoscopy issued a series of recommendations to guide the endoscopy works in China during the pandemic. To the best of our knowledge, no new infectious case of COVID-19 resulting from endoscopic procedures has been reported in China to date. Here, these recommendations are integrated to provide guidance about the prevention of COVID-19 for endoscopists. The recommendations include advice about postponing non-urgent endoscopies, excluding the possibility of COVID-19 in patients undergoing endoscopy, protection of medical staff from coronavirus infection, and cleaning of endoscopy centres.</p></div>
Date made available1 Jan 2020
PublisherFigshare - Sage

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