Another portal vein thrombosis?

  Figure 1 Figure 2 A 62 year old male was undergoing antiviral therapy for HCV cirrhosis. He was asymptomatic with normal liver function tests and a normal alpha fetoprotein level. Routine liver ultrasound suggested a new portal vein thrombosis. CT imaging (figure1) and subsequent pathology specimen (figure 2) demonstrate a unique lesion. What’s in […]

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#FGDebate: How to Get the Most Out of Your Endoscopic Training

How to Get the Most Out of Your Endoscopic Training: Ask the Experts Date: Thursday 12th January 2017 Time: 8-9pm GMT Guest: Dr Brian McKaig @braincmckaig Dr Brian McKaig MBChB, PhD, PGCMEDr Brian McKaig is a Consultant Gastroenterologist working at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust since 2002, having qualified from Glasgow University in 1991 and […]

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Case of the month: Jelly belly?

Case of the month: A 75 year old man presents with a 2 month history of abdominal distension and lethargy. Clinical examination demonstrates shifting dullness and investigations reveal he has a microcytic anaemia with raised tumour markers (CA19-9-208 U/ml , CEA-88 µg/L)  Ascitic aspiration yields a gelatinous fluid, the coronal section of his abdominal CT scan […]

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#FGDebate GI Consequences of Cancer

GI Consequences of Cancer: Cancer cured – all back to normal now?’ Date: Tuesday 4th October 2016 Time: 8-9 BST Guest: Dr Ana Wilson @GIWolfsonunit Dr Ana (Ignjatovic) Wilson BA(Hons) MD MRCP Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist Dept:   Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy Tel:      020 8869 5277 Email:  smita.patel5@nhs.net Dr Ana Wilson is out featured guest for this […]

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Assessment strategies in gastroenterology by Neel Sharma

All doctors regardless of specialty are assessed regularly – after all assessment drives learning. From a UK standpoint assessment comprises the MRCP (UK) examinations and SCE. During GI training there is the JAG accreditation of simple and more advanced endoscopic intervention as well as portfolio based records. In the field of medical education there are […]

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‘The flipped classroom’-future of endoscopic training?

Read our latest blog on pedagogical strategies in gastroenterological training from Dr Neel Sharma. Neel Sharma is currently a gastroenterology trainee in Singapore having worked in a medical education setting across the UK, Asia and the US Medical education is now a well-recognised academic discipline. However, compared to traditional basic science it is still fairly premature having recently […]

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‘Frontline IBD: Nutrition in IBD – what to do in theory and practice’

After the great #FGDebate with the Dr Johnson, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate will be on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 with Dr Richard Hansen, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Ms Joan Gavin, Paediatric Gastroenterology Dietician, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline IBD: Nutrition in IBD – what to do in theory and practice’. […]

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‘Frontline Training: The shape of Gastroenterology training in the UK and beyond’

After the great #FGDebate with the Ms Kay Greveson, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate will be on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 with Dr Gavin Johnson, Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCL Hospitals and The Royal Free Hospital, London, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline Training: The shape of Gastroenterology training in the UK and beyond’. […]

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