Table 1

Appropriateness of patient isolation and investigation in patients admitted with acute severe UC in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

On admissionPrior to rescue therapyPrior to colectomy
Inpatient isolationAll patients
SARS-CoV-2 swabPerformed in all patientsRepeat swab if initial swab negativeRepeat swab if initial swab negative
Flexible sigmoidoscopy≤24-hour admissionIf not performedIf not performed
If already performedIf already performed
CT chestPerformed in all patientsPerformed in all patients
CT abdomen and pelvisPerformed in all patients
  • Green is considered appropriate, yellow uncertain and red inappropriate.

  • SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2.