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Update Journal – Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Irritable bowel syndrome in focus

An overview of the latest diagnostic guidelines and treatment approaches to one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder characterised by symptoms of abdominal pain and disturbances in bowel habits in the absence of known organic pathology. The condition affects between 5 and 10 per…

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Virtual ISG Summer Meeting a great success

Irish Society of Gastroenterology Summer Meeting, virtual, 18 June 2021 The 2021 Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Summer Meeting was held virtually on 18 June, and featured a stellar line up of internationally renowned speakers from the US, Portugal, UK, and Ireland. Key themes included lower GI issues such as how to use faecal immunochemical…

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Good uptake of new haemochromatosis venesection service in general practice

Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of some of the most topical research presented at this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting The long-awaited roll-out of the HSE general practice venesection service for haemochromatosis patients has been very successful to date, with high up-take especially in more rural and peripheral areas, according to Prof Suzanne Norris, Consultant Hepatologist,…

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IBS patients do not have increased mortality risk

Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of some of the most topical research presented at this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting Having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) does not put one at increased risk of premature mortality, the ISG 2021 Summer Meeting heard. The last speaker of the day, Dr Kyle Staller, Gastroenterologist/Neurogastroenterologist Director, Gastrointestinal (GI) Motility Laboratory,…

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Management of pelvic radiation disease

Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of some of the most topical research presented at this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting Pelvic radiation can cause significant gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity in patients who have recovered from gynaecological/urological/colorectal cancers, which can be poorly recognised and treated, but much can be done to help these patients, the ISG 2021 Summer…

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The latest developments in gastroenterology

Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Summer Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 18 June 2021 Niamh Cahill speaks to President of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology Dr Tony Tham about the Society’supcoming virtual meeting, developments in the specialty, and the effect of Covid-19 on services The Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Summer Meeting takes place virtually on 18 June…

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How dietitians are helping to reduce gastroenterology waiting lists

Dietitians working in areas of advanced practice are pushing the boundaries to assist and support the Sláintecare strategy Like other healthcare professionals, dietitians choose a specialty during their career. Following three years at basic grade level, dietitians are eligible to apply for senior roles in their area of interest. It takes at least five years…

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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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