Gastroenterology

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a relapsing and remitting inflammatory...
E Coli
Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea is a very common complaint and may be the reason for a patient’s admission,...
Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is a condition characterised by the inflammation of the pancreas. These...
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain
When you are on call, you will often get a bleep about a patient with abdominal pain....
Nutrition
Nutrition
Nutrition is an important aspect of a patient’s health and is overlooked during medical...
PEG Tubes
PEG Tubes
PEG tubes are used as long term feeding options (and medication administration) for...
Refeeding Syndrome
Refeeding Syndrome
Defined as a collection of electrolyte abnormalities associated with a massive intracellular...
Chronic Pancreatitis
Chronic Pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis is characterised by repeated pancreatic inflammation. This leads...
Liver cirrhosis
Managing a patient with decompensated liver cirrhosis
IntroductionPatients with liver disease are common in the UK. Since 1970, mortality...
Gastroenterology in Primary Care
Gastroenterology in Primary Care
INTRODUCTIONThis article covers common gastroenterological presenting complaints...
Toxic-megacolon
CT Abdomen & Pelvis Interpretation
In the webinar below, Dr Henry de Boer (radiology registrar) provides a structured...
Paracetamol Overdose
Paracetamol Overdose
Paracetamol overdose is a common presentation in A&E and so you may often find...
AXR
Abdominal X-rays
The advantages of AXRs are far less radiation to patients & that they’re...
Jaundice
Jaundice & Deranged LFTs
As the FY1, you will see patients with liver dysfunction either on the take or deranged...
Ascitic Tap and Drain
Ascitic Tap and Drain
Ascitic aspiration (tap) is routinely performed for every patient admitted with ascites...
Stomas
Stomas
The word stoma comes from Greek to mean “an opening”. There are many...
NG Tube
Nasogastric Tubes
NG tubes are passed from the nose to the stomach. Depending on the material, they...
Anaemia
Anaemia
Perhaps the most common blood test you will review daily will be the FBC (full blood...
Upper GI bleed
Upper GI bleed
These patients have the potential to become haemodynamically unstable extremely quickly;...
Alcohol Withdrawal
Alcohol Withdrawal
Suddenly stopping alcohol intake in patients who have been drinking heavily for prolonged...

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