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COVID-19: Gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations and implications for clinical trials

Parexel expert Michelle Pietzak, MD reviews current findings and offers practical recommendations for gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19 and considerations for clinical trials.

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Recent experience has indicated that the COVID-19 virus often presents as digestive discomfort, including abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. For ongoing clinical trials, there is a danger of incorrectly reporting these symptoms. In this article, Parexel expert Michelle Pietzak, MD reviews current findings and offers practical recommendations for sponsors.