Gastrointestinal Complications in Critically Ill Patients With and Without COVID-19

JAMA. 2020 Nov 10;324(18):1899-1901. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.19400.


This cohort study compares the incidence of gastrointestinal complications (transaminitis, ileus, Ogilvie syndrome, mesenteric ischemia) among critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)– vs non–COVID-19–induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) at a single US academic hospital between March and May 2020.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • COVID-19 / complications*
  • Critical Illness
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / epidemiology
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Propensity Score
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / complications*