Diagnosing childhood coeliac disease without biopsy

  Can a diagnosis of coeliac disease in children be made without doing a biopsy? Annette Pluddemann Current NICE guidelines recommend that in children referred with a positive serological test result, further investigations to rule in or rule out coeliac disease may use combinations of IgA EMA serological testing, HLA genetic testing and endoscopic biopsy. […]

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Self-management of asthma – is there an app or pulse oximeter for that?

  While the app technology is developing at a fast pace, it seems the evidence is not keeping up to say how asthma patients might use these devices.  Annette Pluddemann 334 million people globally have asthma with 1 in 7 of the world’s children experiencing asthma symptoms that require lifelong management. Pulse oximeters are marketed […]

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