#FGDebate: The Role of Critical Care in Cirrhosis: Futility vs Opportunity?

The Role of Critical Care in Cirrhosis: Futility vs Opportunity? Date: Tuesday 11th April Time: 8-9pm GMT Guest: Dr Philip Berry @philabery   Philip Berry is a consultant hepatologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. His interests include the management of decompensated cirrhosis and approaches to ethical dilemmas on the ward. He […]

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A simple IBD flare?

33 year old male with ulcerative colitis presents with a 5-day history of fever, night sweats, abdominal pain and increased stool frequency. Medications include mesalazine M/R 1g once daily, 6-mercaptopurine 75mg once daily and a two week course of prednisolone 40mg once daily. Bloods revealed a leukopenia and c-reactive protein of 23. Based on the […]

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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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