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CPD Module- Common Infant Feeding Issues

2 CPD Hours Authors Prof Afif EL-Khuffash, Consultant Neonatologist, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, and Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, RCSI. To earn CME credit, follow these steps: Complete the 10 True or False questions in the Pre-Module Assessment. These questions are designed to assess your current knowledge. Study the educational content. Complete the 5 MCQs that follow…

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CPD Module- Inflammatory bowel disease

2 CPD Hours Authors Dr Neil O’Morain, Spr Reg Gastroenterology, NUIG and Prof Colm O’Morain, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Beacon Hospital and Emeritus Prof of Medicine, TCD Reviewed By Prof Colm O’Morain, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Beacon Hospital and Emeritus Professor of Medicine, TCD This module addresses the aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of IBD. The differences between Crohn’s…

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Standard operating procedure for venesection during Covid-19

The latest guidance from the HSE on performing venesections in light of the current pandemic To develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) for registered nurses/doctors to perform venesection procedure while restarting venesection services locally, or where agreed by clinicians and hospital managers for patients being treated in the blood transfusion service or in private hospital…

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Bridging the north-south divide

Sandra Ryan speaks to Irish Society of Gastroenterology President Dr Tony Tham in advance of the Society’s Winter Meeting 2019 Specialists will gather in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel in Killiney, Co Dublin, on 21-22 November for the annual Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Winter Meeting, where topics for discussion include an update on managing autoimmune hepatitis;…

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ISG to host important debate on direction of gastroenterology

The Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Summer Meeting will feature an important discussion on the future direction of the specialty, as well as scientific presentations on latest treatment advances, President Prof Laurence Egan told Catherine Reilly Members of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) have overwhelmingly stated their wish to focus exclusively on gastroenterology and…

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Call to double IBD nurses in health service

Call to double IBD nurses in health service

The Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) has called on Minister for Health, Simon Harris to double the number of specialist Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nurses from 14 to at least 28. The ISCC said it met with Minister Harris six months ago where it delivered a petition, containing over 3,600 signatures, supporting…

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Spotlight on inflammatory bowel disease

Dr IS Reynolds and Mr Reza Kalbassi highlight the latest diagnosis and management approaches to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) account for the majority of cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), although there are several rarer variants, such as microscopic colitis, diversion colitis, indeterminate colitis and Behçet’s disease. …

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Alcohol-related liver disease hospital admissions in Ireland soar in ten-year period

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD)-related hospital admissions in Ireland increased by 23 per cent over ten years, while hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-related admissions increased by 300 per cent in the same period, new research presented at the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) 2018 Annual Winter Meeting shows. The study, presented by researchers from the National Liver Transplant…

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