#FGDebate: Liver Biopsy is Critical for Managing Fatty Liver Disease

Liver Biopsy is Critical for Managing Fatty Liver Disease Date: Tuesday 25th July Time: 8-9pm GMT Guest: Professor Rob Goldin @robdgol Rob Goldin is Professor of Gastro-intestinal and Liver Pathology at Imperial College and the Clinical Lead for Gastro-intestinal Pathology in the North-West London Pathology Group. He also works at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in […]

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#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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