Maintaining the Quality Standards of Care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mariangela Allocca, Gionata Fiorino, Federica Furfaro, Daniela Gilardi, Simona Radice, Ferdinando D'Amico, Alessandra Zilli, Silvio Danese

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Abstract

Since February 20, 2020, the SARS-COV2 infection has spread in Lombardy, and in the rest of the Italian regions, forcing our government to impose a national lockdown.1 Hospitals have been forced to adapt and to restructure their units to cope with this urgent new critical situation.2 Alternative solutions have been found to manage patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including remote monitoring, drug home delivery, limitations for infusion units, and patient education on measures to prevent infection,3 to maintain high-quality care.4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1882-1883
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases/epidemiology
  • Italy
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Standard of Care
  • Telemedicine

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