<p>Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges in all fields of society with social, economic, and health-related consequences worldwide. In this context, gastroenterology patients and healthcare systems and professionals have seen their routines changed and were forced to adapt, adopting measures to minimize the risk of infection while guaranteeing continuous medical care to chronic patients. Objective: At this point, it is important to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on this field to further improve the quality of the services provided in this context. Methods/Results/Conclusion: We performed a literature review that summarizes the main aspects to consider in gastroenterology, during the pandemic crisis, and includes a deep discussion on the main changes affecting gastroenterology patients and healthcare systems, anticipating the pandemic recovery scenario with future practices and policies.</p>

doi.org/10.1002/ueg2.12115, hdl.handle.net/1765/136526
United European Gastroenterology Journal
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Fernando Magro, Alexandre Nuzzo, Cândida Abreu, Diogo Libânio, Iago Rodriguez-Lago, Katarzyna Pawlak, … Keith Siau. (2021). COVID-19 in gastroenterology. United European Gastroenterology Journal (Vol. 9, pp. 750–765). doi:10.1002/ueg2.12115