Inflammatory bowel disease; procedures for diagnosis, appendicectomy and risk, and intestinal ultrasound

For August we return to a blog focussed on inflammatory bowel disease. Within the last month there have been a couple of excellent articles published, focusing on how IBD is being diagnosed in Denmark and the risks (or protection) associated with appendicectomy for the detection or develop of IBD in a Canadian population-based cohort. We […]

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Persistent symptoms in patients with treated Coeliac disease; what are the factors associated with occurrence and what are the impacts on patients?

July’s blog focuses on a really important topic- persistent symptoms in patients with Coeliac disease after establishment of a gluten-free diet. This article is accompanied by an excellent editorial which provides a highly appealing appraisal of the literature. As always, there are a fantastic range of articles published in BMJOG within the last month and […]

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Liver disease; post-transplant complications, fatty liver in pregnancy and the normal range for ALT in a Vietnamese population

In this month’s blog we have take a look at three recent articles published in BMJOG all discussing liver disease. As always, there are a fantastic range of articles published within the last month and these can all be accessed free-of-charge on the website. First up we look at the review article by Fasullo and […]

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Revisiting COVID-19; faecal microbiome and the possible consequences of dysbiosis

For May’s blog we are going to focus on a single article from BMJOG, getting a lot of social media attention! In their article on the Lost microbes of COVID-19: Bifidobacterium, Faecalibacterium depletion and decreased microbiome diversity associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection severity Hazan et al have clearly tapped into a huge area of interest in […]

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Replacement of feeding tubes, ‘persistent throat symptoms’ or ‘laryngopharyngeal reflux’ and how to manage buried bumpers

In April’s blog we take a close look at two papers published recently in BMJOG. The first of these papers looks at a very interesting topic, lacking specific evidence- when to replace PEG tubes in patients with long-term requirements. Secondly, we discuss a really interesting and controversial topic, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and specifically the symptoms attributed, […]

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Liver disease: NAFLD predicts gestational diabetes and miscarriage, 1-year mortality in cirrhosis and hepatic complications of pregnancy

In March’s blog we focus on three papers published in the last month, all concerning liver disease. Two of these papers focus on hepatic complications in pregnancy, with an emphasis on practical management and avoiding complications in patient with non-alcohol fatty liver disease. The third paper discusses the use of the Bristol Prognostic Score (BPS) […]

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Probiotics in preterm infants, ambulatory ASUC and coeliac disease in Sudanese children

In the 2nd blog of 2022, we take a look at a trio of recently published articles in BMJOG covering a wide range of luminal gastroenterology. In our first article we look at the evidence for modulation of the luminal microbiome of the preterm infant using single and multiple strains of probiotics. Secondly we discuss […]

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A cutting edge review- Iron deficiency anaemia: pathophysiology, assessment, practical management

In this month’s blog we will focus on a timely review with extremely practical tips, clinical management pointers and highly useful flow charts- Kumar and colleagues review on iron deficiency anaemia. IDA is a well-recognised problem. Not only is it the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide, it is also a very common condition in the […]

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Exclusive enteral nutrition in adult-onset Crohn’s disease, big-data and machine learning to predict mortality in C. Diff, and a structured approach to management of non-coeliac enteropathies

In this month’s blog we will focus on three articles, including two state of the art reviews and a highly innovative and important study involving artificial intelligence. To aid with the understanding of this article we highlight a recently published review in our sister journal, Frontline Gastroenterology, detailing the potential uses of machine learning in […]

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Improving patient experience of endoscopy: The Newcastle ENDOPREM™: a validated patient reported experience measure for gastrointestinal endoscopy

In this month’s blog we will focus on a highly innovative and important study, detailing an under appreciated area of importance in endoscopy- measuring patient experience during gastrointestinal procedures. The author’s rationale for the study centred on the lack of patient-centred measures of their own experience, with current measures typically being clinician derived. The study […]

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