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Gut ; 2020 Jul 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-634628

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an exponential increase in SARS-CoV-2 infections and associated deaths, and represents a significant challenge to healthcare professionals and facilities. Individual countries have taken several prevention and containment actions to control the spread of infection, including measures to guarantee safety of both healthcare professionals and patients who are at increased risk of infection from COVID-19. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has a well-established role in the treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection. In the time of the pandemic, FMT centres and stool banks are required to adopt a workflow that continues to ensure reliable patient access to FMT while maintaining safety and quality of procedures. In this position paper, based on the best available evidence, worldwide FMT experts provide guidance on issues relating to the impact of COVID-19 on FMT, including patient selection, donor recruitment and selection, stool manufacturing, FMT procedures, patient follow-up and research activities.

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Precision Clinical Medicine ; 2020.
Article | WHO COVID | ID: covidwho-232527

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Fighting at the frontlines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the health workers are at high risk of virus infection and overwork-related sudden death and disorders including cardiovascular diseases and stress When we noticed the increase of overwork-related sudden deaths in physicians and nurses in the first two weeks after lockdown of Wuhan, we organized the ‘Touching Your Heart’ program by remote monitoring, aiming to protect health workers from overwork-related disorders through integrated volunteer work by physicians and medical engineering researchers from Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital, Nanjing Medical University and Tiangong University By remotely monitoring the health condition of the medical aid team working at Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital, the program successfully helped in avoiding severe overwork-related events in them The result of our program reminded the frontline health workers around the world to take precaution against overworked-related severe events, and showed that precision monitoring is effective in improving work efficiency and maintaining sustainable work force during the emergency situations like a pandemic

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