在新冠肺炎疫情於英國尚未控制之前,英國聯合腸胃專家學會(British Society of Gastroenterology-Joint Advisory Group)發表申明,除了緊急性的內視鏡檢查之外,其他內視鏡檢查均暫停,將醫護人力及個人防護裝備,保留給救治新冠肺炎病患上;此緊急申明加上英國政府近來實施的保持社交距離和封鎖民眾進出等措施,以期能降低英國新冠肺炎致死率,使疫情早日控制。

(財團法人國家衛生研究院 蔡慧如博士摘要整理)

Writing and publishing in these fast-moving times necessitates continuous vigilance against perverse consequences. For this reason, the British Society of Gastroenterology-Joint Advisory Group (BSG-JAG) documents circulated as best consensus guidance for UK Endoscopy,1–3 dating from 20th March 2020, have been subject to repeat scrutiny over the last 13 days. The latest iterations of these documents are available at https://www.bsg.org.uk/covid-19-advice.

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Author:Cathryn Edwards1,Ian D Penman, Mark Coleman, et al.
原文連結: https://fg.bmj.com/content/early/2020/04/15/flgastro-2020-101492