ISG

Proton pump inhibitors should continue to be used

Patients with a proven indication for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) should continue to receive them in the lowest effective dose,...
Proton pump inhibitors should continue to be used

Challenges for specialty outlined during meeting

The planned extension of BowelScreen must come with increased resources and staffing, a number of gastroenterologists warned at the ISG...
Challenges for specialty outlined during meeting

Upper GI bleeding mortality rates remain unacceptably high — international expert

The mortality rate in upper GI patients remains at approximately 10 per cent, not having changed significantly in the last...
Upper GI bleeding mortality rates remain unacceptably high — international expert

Amount of public bariatric surgeries being carried out is ‘totally inadequate for demand’

Fewer than 100 bariatric surgeries are carried out in Irish public hospitals annually, when the number should be around 1,500...
Amount of public bariatric surgeries being carried out is ‘totally inadequate for demand’

Irish Society of Gastroenterology Summer Meeting 2018

Outcomes for pancreatic cancer still strikingly poor Patient outcomes for pancreatic cancer (PC) remain strikingly poor and are out of...
Irish Society of Gastroenterology Summer Meeting 2018

Irish Society of Gastroenterology 2017 Annual Winter Meeting

23-24 November 2017, Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare New clinical programme for gastroenterology The HSE’s first Clinical Pro­gramme for Gastroenterol­ogy...
Irish Society of Gastroenterology 2017 Annual Winter Meeting

Gastroenterologists to gather in Killarney

The Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Summer Meeting takes place later this month in Killarney, with enhanced adenoma detection, latest...
Gastroenterologists to gather in Killarney
Proton pump inhibitors should continue to be used Proton pump inhibitors should continue to be used
Patients with a proven indication for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) should continue to receive them in the lowest effective dose,...
Challenges for specialty outlined during meeting Challenges for specialty outlined during meeting
The planned extension of BowelScreen must come with increased resources and staffing, a number of gastroenterologists warned at the ISG...
Upper GI bleeding mortality rates remain unacceptably high — international expert Upper GI bleeding mortality rates remain unacceptably high — international expert
The mortality rate in upper GI patients remains at approximately 10 per cent, not having changed significantly in the last...
Amount of public bariatric surgeries being carried out is ‘totally inadequate for demand’ Amount of public bariatric surgeries being carried out is ‘totally inadequate for demand’
Fewer than 100 bariatric surgeries are carried out in Irish public hospitals annually, when the number should be around 1,500...
Irish Society of Gastroenterology Summer Meeting 2018 Irish Society of Gastroenterology Summer Meeting 2018
Outcomes for pancreatic cancer still strikingly poor Patient outcomes for pancreatic cancer (PC) remain strikingly poor and are out of...
Irish Society of Gastroenterology 2017 Annual Winter Meeting Irish Society of Gastroenterology 2017 Annual Winter Meeting
23-24 November 2017, Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare New clinical programme for gastroenterology The HSE’s first Clinical Pro­gramme for Gastroenterol­ogy...
Gastroenterologists to gather in Killarney Gastroenterologists to gather in Killarney
The Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Summer Meeting takes place later this month in Killarney, with enhanced adenoma detection, latest...
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…

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. …

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…

Gastroenterologists would prefer ‘inherent capacity’ — ISG President

Gastroenterologists would prefer to see investment in public endoscopy infrastructure rather than relying on private contractors to help deliver services, according to the President of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Prof Laurence Egan. Speaking to the Medical Independent (MI) ahead of the ISG’s Winter Meeting on 21-23 November, Prof Egan said there was a…