Statements for conducting high-resolution manometry during the COVID-19 pandemic

Hideki Mori, Jan Tack, Hidekazu Suzuki

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Abstract

To ensure the safety of medical personnel is important during the new coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Although high-resolution manometry (HRM) is an essential device for diagnosis of functional gastrointestinal disorders, it contains risks of droplet infection, contact infection and aerosol-borne infection. Screening tests such as PCR, serology test to detect COVID-19 antibodies, and CT scan should be considered as well as body temperature check and anamnestic risk assessment. Moreover, the provision of protective equipment such as a mask with face shield (or goggles + mask), gloves, cap or hairnet, and a long-sleeved gown would be necessary to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-115
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • High-resolution manometry
  • Infection prevention
  • Motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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