Paediatric Parenteral Nutrition: Where are we now? What is best practice?

Parenteral nutrition brought about a paradigm shift in the way we approached feeding patients with intestinal failure. Yet despite its 50 year history, this life saving treatment still brings challenges faced by both patients and clinicians. Over the years the number of studies published has grown at an exponential rate, and so the 2005 guidelines […]

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Are gluten-free food staples accessible to all patients with coeliac disease?

Original article by: Ozan Hanci, Yvonne M Jeanes I think as gastroenterologists advice regarding lifestyle becomes a standard part of our everyday consultation. Eat less saturated fats, increase fruit and vegetables, decrease the amount of alcohol and in the case of a patient with coeliac disease, stop all gluten products. I am certainly guilty of […]

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Blog: Water assisted colonoscopy…the new gold standard or just another helpful trick?

My approach to water assisted colonoscopy: Keith Siau, Iosif Beintaris Unless you are an innately skilled endoscopist, learning colonoscopy can be a difficult process for both the trainee, the trainer and even sometimes the patient. The learning curve for me in colonoscopy was a steep one. So often would I be parked up against the […]

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Controversies in functional bowel disease

The Frontline team are really excited to relaunch our twitter debates. Historically these have been a great source of education not only healthcare professionals but public and patients alike. We will now provide a monthly twitter debate entitled “controversies in……”. These aim to discuss some of the more contentious topics in the field of gastroenterology. […]

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The evolving landscape of hepatitis C – the move from treatment development to treatment delivery

It is hard to think of a more significant medical advance in recent years than in the field of hepatitis C treatment (answers on a postcard). In the space of less than 10 years, management of the condition has progressed from offering patients a treatment which lasted one year, was associated with major side effects […]

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Blog: Impact of therapeutic drug level monitoring on outcomes of patients with Crohn’s disease treated with Infliximab: real world data from a retrospective single centre cohort study

Authors of paper Nikolaos Kamperidis, Paul Middleton, Tracey Tyrrell, Ioannis Stasinos, Naila Arebi   To switch infliximab or not to switch infliximab that may be the question for many physicians looking after Inflammatory Bowel Disease…Prior to our ability to measure infliximab drug levels or ‘therapeutic drug monitoring’ (TDM) this may have been a bit of […]

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Deep Sedation & Anaesthesia in Endoscopy- A podcast with Dr George Webster

We have all been there during our careers in endoscopy- the anxious patient who has already told you they have a ‘strong gag reflex’ and need to be ‘knocked out’ in order to have their OGD, and before you’re half was down the oesophagus the paroxysms of retching and attempts to pull out the endoscope […]

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