55 minutes | Mar 21, 2020

Mark Pochapin, MD, and David Greenwald, MD: COVID-19 GI Updates

In this episode, we talk to ACG presidents Mark Pochapin, MD, of NYU Langone, and David Greenwald, MD, of Mount Sinai, about the latest updates in COVID-19 for the gastroenterologist.    Intro :10 Why is this important for clinical gastroenterologists? 1:40 Do we know whether the virus in stool can lead to transmission? 5:36 How long can the virus live on surfaces? 7:12 How are we handling social distancing differently than China? 10:29 What personal protection should health care workers performing endoscopy be using? 16:06 Are you using head gear? 18:12 Are there any guidelines for elective procedures? 21:12 Are you switching to telehealth visits? 29:45 How long is this going to last? 33:29 How is this situation affecting fellows? 37:00 What about patients taking PPIs? 41:29 What are the screening tests? Which test are we doing in the U.S.? 44:12 Have either of you heard about broadening testing criteria? 49:00 We’re all in this together; make sure you’re kind and you thank those around you 52:20 Thank you, Drs. Pochapin and Greenwald 54:35 Mark Pochapin, MD, is chief of gastroenterology at NYU Langone Health and president of the American College of Gastroenterology. David Greenwald, MD, is director of clinical GI and endoscopy at Mount Sinai and president-elect of ACG. We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to guttalkpodcast@healio.com. Follow us on Twitter @HealioGastro @sameerkberry @umfoodoc Disclosures: The hosts and guests report no relevant financial disclosures.
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