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COVID-Themed GI Journal Club – April 30, 2020

Please join us for the next GI Journal Club.  This edition will focus on GI-issues related to the COVID Pandemic.  We will have Chris Hostler, MD from infectious disease,  join us as a visiting preceptor to contribute to this discussion:

Brendon O’Connell, MD, will present the following articles:

Effect of single- versus double-gloving on virus transfer to health care workers’skin and clothing during removal of personal protective equipment
American Journal of Infection Control 40 (2012) 369-74

Virus Transfer from Personal Protective Equipment to Healthcare Employees’ Skin and  Clothing
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 14, No. 8, August 2008

Kara Wegermann, MD will present the following article:

COVID-19: Abnormal liver function tests
Journal of Hepatology 2020 vol. – j 1–9

 

Additional Related Articles of Interest:

Digestive Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients With Mild Disease Severity: Clinical Presentation, Stool Viral RNA Testing, and Outcomes
Am J Gastroenterol 2020;00:1–8

Aerosol Generating Procedures and Risk of Transmission of Acute Respiratory Infections  to Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review
PLoS ONE 7(4): e35797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035797

Prolonged presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in faecal samples
Lancet, Volume 5, Issue 5, May 2020, Pages 434-435

April 23, 2013 Articles Posted

Here are the articles for the April 23rd GI Journal Club. Looking forward to seeing everyone there for another excellent discussion of what is new in our field.

Cristal Brown will present a paper from Hepatology: Second Infections Independently Increase Mortality in Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis: The North American Consortium for the Study of End-Stage Liver Disease (NACSELD) Experience by Bajaj et al (PMID 22806618).

Travis Cox will present the esophageal paper from Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Proton Pump Inhibitors Reduce the Risk of Neoplastic Progression in Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus by Kastelein et al (PMID 23200977).

Jeff Basile will present the hot topic: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Kassam et al from this months American Journal of Gastroenterology (PMID 23511459).

This article is accompanied by new Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infections by Suawicz et al from the same issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology (PMID 23439232).

 

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