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

JAMA. 2020 Sep 24;324(18):1899-1901. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.19400. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

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.