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    Ebola mortality is highest among babies, finds study

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    Nine in 10 children aged under 12 months who contract Ebola virus disease will die from the infection, new analysis by the World Health Organization has shown.The data, published i...

    Confusion surrounds UK policy on open access publishing, review finds

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    Research Councils UK has failed to dispel the “confusion” over its policy on open access, nearly two years since its launch, an independent review has found.The policy,...

    Colloid solutions in the perioperative setting

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    Hypotension is common during surgery and is often treated with intravenous fluid. The choice of fluid depends mainly on local tradition, and colloids were often selected over cryst...

    Use of perioperative hydroxyethyl starch 6% and albumin 5% in elective joint arthroplasty and association with adverse outcomes: a retrospective population based analysis

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    Objective To determine whether the perioperative use of hydroxyethyl starch 6% and albumin 5% in elective joint arthroplasties are associated with an increased risk for perioperati...

    The health coaches from Dunkin' Donuts

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    For years, Eugene and Elena Norris, who both have type 2 diabetes and hypertension, kept trying different doctors.“We were not happy with other doctors or clinics and were lo...

    Indiana declares health emergency in response to HIV outbreak

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    Indiana’s governor, Mike Pence, declared a public health emergency on Wednesday 25 March in response to an outbreak of new HIV infections in the southeast of the state.Since ...

    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 ...

    Self-assessment/CPD – Answers

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    What investigation is most likely to confirm the diagnosis?

    Self-assessment/CPD – questions

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    A 23-year-old woman presented with severe central abdominal pain of 1 day's duration. She had recently been admitted and treated for a moderate flare of her Crohn's disease. This h...

    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...

    Immunodeficiency and the gut

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    Gastrointestinal diseases associated with impaired immunity are largely infectious, although an increased incidence of extranodal lymphoma is also found in the context of HIV infec...

    Drug-induced gastrointestinal disorders

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    Adverse drug effects on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can occur as a predictable result of a drug's mode of action, by direct injury, through compromising GI defences, or as a co...

    Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma

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    Oesophageal adenocarcinoma has increased rapidly in the Western world over the past 20 years. It usually presents de novo but is always preceded by replacement of the distal squamo...

    Self-assessment/CPD

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    Coeliac disease

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    Coeliac disease is a common condition that affects up to 1% of Caucasian and North West Asian populations. It may present at any age after weaning with a spectrum of symptoms rangi...

    Eosinophilic oesophagitis and food allergy

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    Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition of the oesophagus. It is a clinicopathological diagnosis, in which intermittent dysphagia and/or food impaction in adults o...

    Disorders of the mouth

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    Disorders of the mouth, whether as a consequence of primary disease, systemic disease or treatment, may be encountered across most medical specialties. Recurrent aphthous ulceratio...

    infection and peptic ulcers

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    Nearly all peptic ulcers are caused either by Helicobacter pylori infection or by use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include aspirin. As H. pylori infecti...

    Gastric tumours

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    Gastric tumours are subdivided into those of epithelial or stromal origin. Malignant tumours are far more common than benign, with adenocarcinomas being the most common type of mal...

    Intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome

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    Intestinal failure is usefully defined as a reduction of intestinal function such that ordinary fluids and nutrients given by mouth are insufficient, and that at least partial arti...

    Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx and upper oesophagus

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    Squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity, oropharynx and oesophagus are relatively common cancers frequently associated with heavy alcohol and tobacco use. The dramatic increase...

    Small bowel transplantation: the latest developments

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    Improvements in survival mean that intestinal transplantation should now be routinely considered for selected patients. Survival has consistently improved since the late 80s. In th...

    Hiatus hernia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

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    Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition with a prevalence of 10–25% in Europe and a rising prevalence in developing nations. GORD is typified by the sy...

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