BMJ gastroenterology COVID-19 collection

COVID-19 virus

This collection of articles highlights all research relating to the COVID-19 pandemic published by Gut, Frontline Gastroenterology and BMJ Open Gastroenterology. It will continue to grow as new articles are published online.

In the current climate, it is vital that research into the disease is as accessible as possible for clinicians, healthcare workers and researchers across the globe. We hope that this collection of research into COVID-19 and gastroenterology will be a useful resource.

To explore more research, news, opinion pieces and resources published by The BMJ and BMJ Journals, visit BMJ’s Coronavirus Hub where all COVID-19 content is free to view. For the latest updates on research published by the journals and guidance from the British Society of Gastroenterology, be sure to follow @Gut_BMJ,@FrontGastro_BMJ and @BritSocGastro on Twitter.

COVID-19 Clinical

Diarrhoea may be underestimated: a missing link in 2019 novel coronavirus
Gut, 26th February 2020, Letter

SARS-CoV-2 induced diarrhoea as onset symptom in patient with COVID-19
Gut, 5th February 2020, Letter

COVID-19 in gastroenterology: a clinical perspective
Gut, 20th March 2020, Letter

COVID-19 and the gastrointestinal tract: more than meets the eye
Gut, 9th April 2020, Commentary

Gastrointestinal Symptoms of 95 Cases with SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Gut, 2nd April 2020, Original Research

Faecal calprotectin indicates intestinal inflammation in COVID-19
Gut, 20th April 2020, Letter

COVID-19 and the gastrointestinal tract: emerging clinical data
Frontline Gastroenterology, 27th April 2020, Review

Severe liver failure during SARS-CoV-2 infection
Gut, 23rd April 2020, Letter

COVID-19 guidance in chronic diseases: a need to reach across the borders of the traditional medical specialities
Frontline Gastroenterology, 7th May 2020, Letter

GI symptoms as early signs of COVID-19 in hospitalised Italian patients
Gut, 14th May 2020, Letter

The price of being a doctor during the COVID-19 outbreak
Gut, 10th May 2020, Letter

Comparative study of the clinical characteristics and epidemiological trend of 244 COVID-19 infected children with or without GI symptoms
Gut, 19th May 2020, Letter

Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of COVID-19 patients with pre-existing cirrhosis: a multicentre cohort study
Gut, 20th May 2020, Letter

Novelty in the gut: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19
BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 25th May 2020, Gastrointestinal Infection

Prevalence, risk factors and clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with a history of pancreatitis in Northern California
Gut, 3rd June 2020, Letter

Pneumatosis intestinalis in COVID-19
BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 9th June 2020, Case Report

Risk factors in patients with COVID-19 developing severe liver injury during hospitalisation
Gut, 22nd June 2020, Letter

GI symptoms and fever increase the risk of severe illness and death in patients with COVID-19
Gut, 30th June 2020, Letter

Reorganisation of faecal microbiota transplant services during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gut, 3rd July 2020, Guidelines

Alteration of taste or smell as a predictor of COVID-19
Gut, 3rd July 2020, Letter

COVID-19 and the gastrointestinal tract: recent data
Frontline Gastroenterology, 5th July 2020, Education

Depicting SARS-CoV-2 faecal viral activity in association with gut microbiota composition in patients with COVID-19
Gut, 20th July 2020, Original Research

Severe clinical outcomes of COVID-19 associated with proton pump inhibitors: a nationwide cohort study with propensity score matching
Gut, 30th July 2020, Gastroduodenal

Gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19 in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Frontline Gastroenterology, 18th August 2020, Education

A nationwide cohort study with propensity score matching
Gut, 9th October 2020, Letter


A fatal case of COVID-19 pneumonia occurring in a patient with severe acute ulcerative colitis
Gut, 3rd March 2020, Letter

An urgent need to institute COVID-19 testing in patients with IBD experiencing flares
Frontline Gastroenterology, 27th March 2020, Opinion

Covid-19 and immunomodulation in IBD
Gut, 17th April 2020, Recent advances in basic science

British Society of Gastroenterology guidance for management of inflammatory bowel disease during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gut, 17th April 2020, Guidelines

Covid-19 infection in Crohn’s disease under treatment with adalimumab
Gut, 20th April 2020, Letter

Outcomes of COVID-19 in 79 patients with IBD in Italy: an IG-IBD study
Gut, 30th April 2020, Original Research

Adaptations to the British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines on the management of acute severe UC in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a RAND appropriateness panel
Gut, 8th June 2020, Original Research

Organisational changes and challenges for inflammatory bowel disease services in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic
Frontline Gastroenterology, 16th June 2020, Original Research

Infliximab for severe ulcerative colitis and subsequent SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia: a stone for two birds
Gut, 17th June 2020, Letter

Implications of recurrent SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks for IBD management
Frontline Gastroenterology, 24th June 2020, Review

Adaptations to the current ECCO/ESPGHAN guidelines on the management of paediatric acute severe colitis in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a RAND appropriateness panel
Gut, 1st September 2020, Original Article

COVID-19-related health anxieties and impact of specific interventions in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in the UK
Frontline Gastroenterology, 11th September 2020, Original Research

Effect of IBD medications on COVID-19 outcomes: results from an international registry
Gut, 20th October 2020, Original Research

Disease monitoring of biologic treatment in IBD: early impact and future implications of COVID-19 pandemic
Frontline Gastroenterology, 30th September 2020, Opinion

Life in lockdown: experiences of patients with IBD during COVID-19
BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 19th November 2020, IBD

COVID-19 and IBD drugs: should we change anything at the moment?
Gut, 19th November 2020, Commentary

COVID-19 Endoscopy

Practice of Endoscopy during COVID-19 Pandemic: Position Statements of Asian Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE-COVID Statements)
Gut, 2nd April 2020, Guidelines

The prevention of nosocomial SARS-CoV2 transmission in endoscopy: international recommendations and the need for a gold standard.
Gut, 2nd April 2020, Letter

Gastrointestinal endoscopy during COVID-19: when less is more
Frontline Gastroenterology, 15th April 2020, Commentary

Low risk of covid-19 transmission in GI endoscopy
Gut, 22nd April 2020, Endoscopy News

APSDE-COVID statements: recommendations should be modified according to the prevalence of COVID infection rates
Gut, 30th April 2020, Letter

Safely restarting GI endoscopy in the era of COVID-19
Gut, 5th June 2020, Leading Article

Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on endoscopy training in a tertiary care centre in Germany
Frontline Gastroenterology, 10th June 2020, Education

COVID-19 and endoscopy training
Frontline Gastroenterology, 10th June 2020, Letter

Development and evaluation of a novel protective device for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in the COVID-19 pandemic: the EBOX
Frontline Gastroenterology, 12th June 2020, Original Research

Data from a large Western centre exploring the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on endoscopy services and cancer diagnosis
Frontline Gastroenterology, 20th July 2020, Original Research

Protective enclosure for performing gastrointestinal endoscopy
Frontline Gastroenterology, 4th August 2020, Letter

Multicentre prospective study of COVID-19 transmission following outpatient GI endoscopy in the UK
Gut, 14th September 2020, Endoscopy News

Effects of SARS-CoV-2 emergency measures on high-risk lesions detection: a multicentre cross-sectional study
Gut, 28th September 2020, Endoscopy News

COVID-19 GI Service

Gastroenterology department operational reorganisation at the time of covid-19 outbreak: an Italian and Chinese experience
Gut, 16th April 2020, Leading Article

Gastrointestinal cancer pathways may breakdown due to COVID-19
Frontline Gastroenterology, 11th June 2020, Letter

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK endoscopic activity and cancer detection: a National Endoscopy Database Analysis
Gut, 20th July 2020, Original Research

Clinical research during the COVID-19 pandemic: gastroenterology researchers’ perspective
Frontline Gastroenterology, 29th July 2020, Opinion

Recovery of endoscopy services in the era of COVID-19: recommendations from an international Delphi consensus
Gut, 14th August 2020, Guidelines

COVID-19 and its impact on endoscopy services: what is the threshold for missed malignant diagnosis?
Gut, 26th August 2020, Letter

Prioritisation by FIT to mitigate the impact of delays in the 2-week wait colorectal cancer referral pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic: a UK modelling study
Gut, 27th August 2020, Original Research

Triage guidance for upper gastrointestinal physiology investigations during restoration of services during the COVID-19 pandemic
Frontline Gastroenterology, 30th September 2020, Opinion

Exit strategies from the COVID-19 lockdown for children and young people receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN): lessons from the BSPGHAN Intestinal Failure Working Group experience
Frontline Gastroenterology, 27th October 2020, Opinion

Mandatory preprocedure testing for SARS-CoV-2 for all-comers may not be required for resuming endoscopic services amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
Gut, 6th November 2020,  Letter

COVID-19 Hepatology

Risk of severe illness from COVID-19 in patients with metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease and increased fibrosis
Gut, 15th May 2020, Letter

Prioritisation and the initiation of HCC surveillance in CHB patients: lessons to learn from the COVID-19 crisis
Gut, 25th May 2020, Leading Article

One world, one pandemic, many guidelines: management of liver diseases during COVID-19
Gut, 4th June, Leading Article

COVID-19 in an international European liver transplant recipient cohort
Gut, 22nd June 2020, Original Research

Liver injury is independently associated with adverse clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19
Gut, 8th July 2020, Original Research

Comparison of mortality risk in patients with cirrhosis and COVID-19 compared with patients with cirrhosis alone and COVID-19 alone: multicentre matched cohort
Gut, 13th July 2020, Original Research

Involvement of liver in COVID-19: systematic review and meta-analysis
Gut, 15th July 2020, Letter

Liver stiffness by transient elastography accompanies illness severity in COVID-19
BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 13th July 2020, Hepatology

Modulating immunosuppression in liver transplant patients with COVID-19
Gut, 18th August 2020, Letter

COVID-19 in patients with cirrhosis: understanding adverse impact
Gut, 21st August 2020, Letter

Combination of CLIF-OF and CCI predicts survival in patients with cirrhosis and COVID-19
Gut, 7th October 2020, Letter

Severe alcohol-related liver disease admissions post-COVID-19 lockdown: canary in the coal mine?
Frontline Gastroenterology, 26th October 2020, Letter

Abnormal liver blood tests among hospitalised patients with SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19)
Frontline Gastroenterology, 2nd November 2020, Commentary