Observational Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2020; 26(43): 6880-6890
Published online Nov 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i43.6880
Table 1 Intra-procedural precautions applied by different Centers during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in Egypt, n (%)
GovernoratesUsage of PPE
Action taken by centers

For all cases
For suspected cases
For confirmed cases only
Vary accordingly
Delay of turnover for cleaning
Increased time/case
Cairo and Giza5 (16.7)13 (43.3)12 (40)8 (26.7)27 (90)21 (70)
Upper Egypt10 (29.4)7 (20.6)13 (38.2)7 (20.6)32 (94.1)27 (79.4)
Lower Egypt13 (36.1)10 (27.8)10 (27.8)8 (22.2)32 (88.9)29 (80.6)
Delta 7 (53.8)4 (30.8)3 (23.1)3 (23.1)13 (100)13 (100)
Table 2 Regression analysis for factors that determine decision making as regard resuming endoscopy service

P value
P value
Status of pandemic0.031.50.0290.150.20-0.9
Shortage of PPE0.044.20.422.240.31-16.1
Staff recovery0.051.4< 0.0011.85.1-6.7
Having a COVID designed unit0.
Having separate endoscopy room0.
Patient classified before procedure0.031.70.0070.71.1-1.18

  • Citation: Elshaarawy O, Lashen SA, Makhlouf NA, Abdeltawab D, Zaghloul MS, Ahmed RM, Fathy H, Afifi S, Abdel-Gawad M, Abdelsameea E, Abd-Elsalam S, Mohamed SY, Tag-Adeen M, Tharwat M, Alzamzamy A, Bekhit AN, Eid AM, Awad A, Aamr M, Abd El Dayem WA, Wifi MN, Alboraie M. Barriers for resuming endoscopy service in the context of COVID-19 pandemic: A multicenter survey from Egypt. World J Gastroenterol 2020; 26(43): 6880-6890
  • URL: https://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v26/i43/6880.htm
  • DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v26.i43.6880