|Title:||Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Working Party guidelines on IBD management during the COVID-19 pandemic||Authors:||Ling K.L.
Raja Ali R.A.
|Keywords:||COVID-19; Crohn's disease; inflammatory bowel diseases; ulcerative colitis||Issue Date:||2020||Publisher:||John Wiley and Sons Inc.||Journal Volume:||4||Journal Issue:||3||Start page/Pages:||320-323||Source:||JGH Open||Abstract:||
The COVID-19 pandemic, secondary to SARS-CoV-2, has resulted in high mortality and morbidity worldwide. As inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease, and most patients are on long-term immunosuppressive agents, there is understandable concern, particularly in terms of therapy. In view of this, experts in IBD across the Asia Pacific region were invited to put together recommendations based on their experience and the currently available data. In general, most IBD therapies (with a few exceptions) can be continued safely, and the general consensus is that maintaining disease control should remain the main principle of management. In addition, social distancing measures and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment should be strictly adhered to. During the current pandemic, face-to-face clinic follow ups and non-urgent procedures should be kept to a minimum. ? 2020 The Authors. JGH Open: An open access journal of gastroenterology and hepatology published by Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
|ISSN:||2397-9070||DOI:||10.1002/jgh3.12362||SDG/Keyword:||azathioprine; corticosteroid; Janus kinase inhibitor; mercaptopurine; methotrexate; remdesivir; tofacitinib; tumor necrosis factor inhibitor; coronavirus disease 2019; endoscopy; enteric feeding; enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; fecal microbiota transplantation; follow up; gastrointestinal surgery; gastrointestinal symptom; human; immunosuppressive treatment; inflammatory bowel disease; medical society; nonhuman; pandemic; practice guideline; priority journal; Review; Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; social distance; vaccination; virus transmission
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