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    Drug maker must restart obesity drug study after releasing early data

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    A major US study of a newly approved antiobesity drug that was designed to measure adverse cardiovascular effects has been stopped by its steering committee after the manufacturer ...

    Identifying and managing common childhood language and speech impairments

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    One of the references in this Clinical Review was accidentally omitted in the published version (BMJ 2015;350:h2318, doi:10.1136/bmj.h2318). The section that details the “age...

    Measuring the detriment of treatment: number needed to harm

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    Researchers investigated the efficacy and safety of nicotine patches in pregnant women who smoked. A randomised placebo controlled trial was performed. The intervention consisted o...

    NICE to advise firms on how to speed up NHS adoption of their drugs

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    The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is to set up a new Office of Market Access to advise companies producing new drugs on how to speed up their adoption...

    GPs vote to end "disastrous" out of area scheme

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    GP leaders will have to seek an end to the government’s out of area practice registration scheme after local representatives passed a motion condemning the initiative as a &l...

    Nurse who drove debate on euthanasia in India dies after 42 years in vegetative state

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    The nurse who became the face of India’s euthanasia debate has died at the age of 67 from pneumonia.Aruna Shanbaug died at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, where sh...

    Anal and perianal disorders

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    Most anal diseases can be diagnosed by a careful history and examination. Management of haemorrhoids involves exclusion of more serious pathology, adequate explanation of the disor...

    Novel gastrointestinal procedures

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    Over the last 20 years, a large proportion of the research in the gastrointestinal field has focused on the development of enhanced imaging modalities and minimally invasive therap...

    Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy

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    The burden to healthcare and the impact of disease to humans from luminal disorders of the gastrointestinal tract have driven the requirement for more efficient endoscopic visualiz...

    GI endoscopy quiz

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    A 54-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus complains of dysphagia and abdominal discomfort. An OGD is performed.

    Colorectal cancer: management

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    Colorectal cancer is common with a lifetime risk of 5% and remains the second most common cause of cancer death with low 5-year survival (55%). Early detection through bowel screen...

    Colorectal cancer: prevention and early diagnosis

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    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. This article examines strategies for the prevention and early diagnosis of CRC, and reviews the aeti...

    Gastroenterology in the elderly

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    Gastrointestinal disorders represent the third most common cause of general practice consultations by patients older than 65 years in Western society. There are few changes within ...

    Self-assessment/CPD – questions

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    A 42-year-old woman was referred with a 15-year history of intermittent post-prandial heartburn, acid reflux and belching, which also woke her at night. The symptoms had been sever...

    Diabetes and the gastrointestinal tract

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    The range of gastrointestinal complications of diabetes extends from the mouth to the anus. In some cases the resulting conditions are familiar – such as gastro-oesophageal r...

    Colorectal cancer: features and investigation

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    Colorectal cancer is a common malignancy affecting over 40,000 people a year in the UK. Most cancers are sporadic but a few, occurring at young age, have a clear genetic basis. Mos...

    Chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic insufficiency

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    Chronic pancreatitis is an under-recognized condition. It is important to confirm the diagnosis and identify exocrine insufficiency; this is straightforward in advanced disease, us...

    Pouches and stomas

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    Colectomy for ulcerative colitis can be followed by ileal pouch formation to enable restoration of bowel continuity. Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis may also undergo p...

    Diverticular disease

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    Diverticular disease is a common disorder in developed countries and rates continue to rise in the UK. The common symptoms involve acute or chronic inflammation, bleeding or Irrita...

    Pancreatic cancer

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    The most common form of pancreatic cancer is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The long-term outcome of pancreatic cancer is extremely poor, the overall median survival from diagno...

    Self-assessment/CPD – Answers

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    Below, you can find the answers to the self-assessment questions published in Medicine 43:6.

    Small intestine and colon motility

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    Motor abnormalities of the small and large intestine are common in both functional and organic gastrointestinal disorders. However, the presence of some of these patterns of dysmot...

    Irritable bowel syndrome

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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastroenterological disorder characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhoea or constipation, and bloating. The exact pathophysiology remains ...

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    Crohn's disease

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    Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus, although the ileum, colon and perineum ar...

    Infectious diarrhoea

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    Infectious diarrhoea remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Viruses, bacteria and protozoa are responsible for the majority of infections, which are transmitte...

    Ulcerative colitis

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    Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) represent the two major forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). UC is a chronic idiopathic inflammatory condition affecting the ...

    Oesophageal and gastric motility

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    The oesophagus and stomach are responsible for transporting food from the oral cavity to the small intestine in a manner that does not compromise the safety of the airway, that is ...

    Microscopic colitis

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    Microscopic colitis describes a condition of chronic watery diarrhoea in the absence of macroscopic evidence of colonic inflammation but with characteristic microscopic appearances...