Caring for Liver Disease Patients During COVID-19
Summary of recommendations made by European experts
In April 2020, experts from the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) published a Position Paper on the ‘Care of patients with liver disease during the COVID-19 pandemic’ to help healthcare providers when reallocating resources to manage the care of people with liver disease and those who have had liver transplants.
We helped to write a summary of this important paper for the general public and patients.
Position Paper 1
Boettler T, Newsome PN, Mondelli MU, Maticic M, Cordero E, Cornberg M,Berg T. Care of patients with liver disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: EASL-ESCMID position paper, JHEP Reports (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhepr.2020.100113
Position Paper 2: Update
Boettler T, Marjot T, Newsome PN, Mondelli MU, Maticic M, Cordero E, Jalan R, Moreau R, Cornberg M, Berg T. Impact of COVID-19 on the care of patients with liver disease: EASL-ESCMID position paper after 6 months of the pandemic. JHEP Reports (2020) Aug 4. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhepr.2020.100169
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