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Liver transplantation during the COVID-19 epidemic : recommendations from the Belgian Liver Intestine Transplant Committee (BeLIAC).
Dahlqvist, Géraldine; Ciccarelli, Olga; Van Vlierberghe, Hans et al.
2020In Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica, 83 (2), p. 340-343
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Keywords :
Covid-19 epidemic; liver transplantation; resources
Abstract :
[en] Since January 2020, the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically impacted the world. In March 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic reached Belgium creating uncertainty towards all aspects of life. There has been an impressive capacity and solidarity of all healthcare professionals to acutely reconvert facilities to treat these patients. In the context of liver transplantation (LTx), concerns are raised about organ donation shortage and safety, the ethics of using limited healthcare resources for LTx, selection criteria for LTx during the epidemic and the risk of de novo COVID-19 infection on the waiting list and after LTx. BeLIAC makes several recommendations to try to mitigate the deleterious effect that this epidemic has/will have on donation and LTx, taking into account the available resources, and trying to maximize patients and healthcare professionals' safety.
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Gastroenterology & hepatology
Author, co-author :
Dahlqvist, Géraldine;  Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Ciccarelli, Olga;  Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Van Vlierberghe, Hans
Berrevoet, Frederik
Vanwolleghem, Thomas
Ysebaert, Dirk
Gustot, Thierry
Lucidi, Valério
Delwaide, Jean ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Département des sciences cliniques
Detry, Olivier  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Pathologie chirurgicale abdominale et endocrinienne
DELBOUILLE, Marie-Hélène ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Département de chirurgie > Chirurgie abdo, sénologique, endocrine et de transplantation
Sokal, Etienne
Nevens, Frederik
Pirenne, Jacques
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Title :
Liver transplantation during the COVID-19 epidemic : recommendations from the Belgian Liver Intestine Transplant Committee (BeLIAC).
Publication date :
April 2020
Journal title :
Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica
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Acta Medica Belgica, Bruxelles, Belgium
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