Observational Study
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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Sep 16, 2021; 13(9): 416-425
Published online Sep 16, 2021. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v13.i9.416
Table 2 Baseline characteristics and outcomes of patients positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 after endoscopy
Patient, age
Date of endoscopy
COVID PCR test before endoscopy
Contact of suspected or confirmed COVID 19 case after endoscopy
COVID PCR test after endoscopy
Outcome of those hospitalized
Case related to endoscopy
1Female, 66 yrUpper GIMarch 12, 2020NoNoFever and coughTested positive March 18, 2020Death/deceased due to COVID-19Cannot reasonably exclude
2Male, 81 yrUpper GIApril 8, 2020NoNoFever, cough and sore throat since April 17 for 42 dHospital admission April 12, 2020, tested positive and had PneumoniaDeath May 4/deceased due to COVID-19Cannot reasonably exclude
3Male, 66 yr, head/neck cancer and arterial diseaseUpper GIMarch 18, 2020NoYes with suspected caseFever and Diarrhea since March 27, 2020Tested positive March 28, 2020Death May 7 due to cancerCannot reasonably exclude
4Male, 55 yr, cancer esophagusUpper GIMarch 18, 2020NoYes with suspected caseCough since March 16, 2020Tested positive March 24, 2020DischargeNo
5Male, 76 yr, cancer stomach, 2, COPDEUSMarch 24, 2020NoYes with suspected caseCough since March 19, 2020Tested positive Apirl 23, 2020Became negative/remained at nursing homeNo
6Female, 66 yr, AMLLower GIApirl 1, 2020Yes March 30, 2020negativeYes with suspected caseFever since April 3, 2020 for 6 dTested positive Apirl 10, 2020Death May 4 due to cancer/at homeCannot reasonably exclude
7Male, 48 yrUpper GIMarch 27, 2020NoNoFever and cough since April 8, 2020 for 4 dTested positive Apirl 12, 2020Not hospitalizedNo
8Male, 63 yr, diabetes, lung disease, IBDUpper GIMarch 30, 2020NoYes with suspected caseFever and cough since April 22, 2020 for 2 dTested positive Apirl 22, 2020Not hospitalizedNo

  • Citation: Papanikolaou IS, Tziatzios G, Chatzidakis A, Facciorusso A, Crinò SF, Gkolfakis P, Deriban G, Tadic M, Hauser G, Vezakis A, Jovanovic I, Muscatiello N, Meneghetti A, Miltiadou K, Stardelova K, Lacković A, Bourou MZ, Djuranovic S, Triantafyllou K. COVID-19 in the endoscopy unit: How likely is transmission of infection? Results from an international, multicenter study. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2021; 13(9): 416-425
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  • DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4253/wjge.v13.i9.416