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Famotidine and COVID-19, resuming motility procedures amid pandemic


October 30, 2020

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Previous reports indicated that in-hospital famotidine use was associated with a reduced risk for morality among patients with COVID-19; however, a new study found no correlation. It was the top story in gastroenterology last week.

Another top story was about new recommendations from the American Neurogastronterology and Motility Task Force on resuming gastrointestinal motility procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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