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Care of Patients With Liver Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic – UPDATE

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.

Martine Walmsley helped to write a summary of this important paper for the general public and patients.

In August 2020, an update was published, and again, Martine helped to write a summary for patients and the public. The latest paper answers some key questions:

References:

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

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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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