COVID-19 and Gastrointestinal Disease

Information for Referring Providers and Patients

Resources for Providers

1) Review Article: Are Gastrointestinal Symptoms Specific for COVID-19 Infection?

AuthorsDr. Paul Thuluvath, Director, The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Disease; Dr. Alan Chen, Dr. Amol Agarwal, Dr. Nishal Ravindran, Dr. Chau To, Dr. Talan Zhang

  • Gastroenterology

 

2) Review Article: Gastrointestinal and Liver Manifestations of COVID-19

Co-AuthorDr. Paul Thuluvath, Director, The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Disease

  • Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology

 

3) Gastrointestinal and Liver Manifestations of COVID-19

Author: Dr. Paul Thuluvath, Director, The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Disease

  • Pathogenesis - Possible Explanation
  • Study from Wuhan
  • Descriptive Study from Hubei Province
  • Studies Showing Less GI Symptoms
  • GI Symptoms and Severity of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 in the Stool
  • Liver Enzyme Abnormalities
  • Conclusions

 

4) Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Guidelines for Endoscopy Units during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author: Dr. Amit Raina, Director, The Center for Comprehensive Pancreatic Care

  • COVID-19 Summary
  • Joint GI Society Recommendations for Endoscopy & Clinic Practices
  • CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations
  • Potential Infection Risk
  • Recommended Measures to Prevent Spread
  • Elective Procedures that May be Delayed
  • Urgent/Emergent Procedures that May Not be Delayed

 

5) IBD Care and COVID-19

  • Summary, recommendations and references

 

6) COVID-19: Implications on Liver/GI Diseases and Beyond

Webinar Presenter: Dr. Paul Thuluvath, Director, The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Disease

  • Additional presentations by Dr. David Hirschwerk and Dr. Robert Gish
  • To watch the recording please register and log in

 

7) What Gastroenterologists Need to Know During the COVID Pandemic

Webinar Presenters 

Dr. Paul Thuluvath, Director, The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Disease

Dr. Matilda Hagan, Medical Co-Director, The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases 

Dr. Amit Raina, Director, The Center for Comprehensive Pancreatic Care 

Dr. Rolf Barth, University of Maryland, Professor of Surgery; Division of Transplantation 



 

Resources for Patients

1) Guidance for Patients with Liver Disease in the Era of COVID-19

Author: Dr. Anurag Maheshwari, The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Disease

  • Patients at High Risk of Severe Illness
  • Recommendations for Patients and Providers
  • Advice for Patients with Liver Cancer
  • Advice for Patients who take Medications that Affect the Immune System

 

2) Q&A: What You Need to Know About IBD and COVID-19

Author: Dr. Matilda Hagan, Medical Co-Director, The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases

  • A Brief Question and Answer Summary about COVID-19 for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)