UP online grand rounds to focus on COVID-19’s impact on the gastrointestinal tract

| Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office


While COVID-19 is well-known for its impact on the respiratory system, research has shown that SARS-CoV-2 can also harm the gastrointestinal tract.

The 21st installment in the UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS” will focus on one such case: a patient with a history of Crohn’s disease who showed symptoms of gastric distress and partial gut obstruction but whose diagnosis was delayed, and who is also suspected to be COVID-positive. The webinar, “Barado at Sarado:  Gut Obstruction During the Time COVID-19?”, will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 12:00 n.n.

Dr. Brent Viray, Senior Resident at the UP Philippine General Hospital’s (UP PGH) Department of Surgery, will be presenter for this particular case, while Dr. Hermogenes Monroy, Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery, UP PGH Department of Surgery will be the discussant. Dr. Orlando Ocampo, Head of the PGH COVID Response Task Force and Chief of the Trauma Division of the UP PGH, and Ms. Cecilia G. Peña, Deputy Director for Nursing of the UP PGH, will be the reactors.

Grand rounds are an integral part of traditional medical education and inpatient care wherein doctors, pharmacist, residents and medical students gather to discuss the particular medical problems and the treatment of a particular patient. The webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS” are the very first online medicine grand rounds in the Philippines. The series is organized by the University of the Philippinesin partnership with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center, in cooperation with the UP Manila College of Medicine and the UP PGH.

Register now at bit.ly/StopCOVIDDeathsWebinar21.