The illness without a disease

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with unclear aetiology and no reliable biomarkers.…

Managing diarrhoea and constipation in IBD patients

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) manifests with alternating periods of relapse and remission with chronic diarrhoea, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, and…

IBS-C versus FC

Freedom of the bowels is the most precious, perhaps even the most essential, of all freedoms – one without which…

An overview of calcium phosphate-binders in CKD

More than 9% of the global population were diagnosed with all-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) in 2017. The global mortality…

Probiotics for ‘belly button’ pain

Paediatric functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs) are commonly seen in clinical practice. Up to 25% of all children and infants…

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This is a quiz page for the ‘Practical guide to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency – Breaking the myths’ article. Click on…

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Managing GORD and ulcers with sucralfate

GORD and the formation of gastro-intestinal ulcers go hand in hand, with large numbers of GORD patients presenting with ulcers…

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A natural approach to IBS, backed by science

IBS is one of the most common disorders of gut–brain interaction, estimated to affect around 1 in 10 people globally.…

Medical vs surgical treatment for refractory heartburn

Antireflux surgery may be beneficial for refractory gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), but only for a highly selected group of patients,…

Crohn’s marker improves outcomes

A research group led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered a marker at a microscopic level, which…

Bowel prep education app is effective

A study just released by Walter B et al, showed that patients who used a smartphone application in addition to…

Probiotic reduces crying in colicky infants

Evidence is mounting that probiotics can give babies relief from colic, a functional gastrointestinal disorder believed to be tied to…

Poo is taboo

IBD Africa, headed by gastroenterologist Dr David Epstein, is a recently launched non-profit organisation that hopes to improve inflammatory bowel…

Pain in the gut

The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes serious and minor abdominal problems start with the same…

Aspen’s Gastroenterology Update digibook

This beautifully designed digibook brings you the best gastroenterology-related articles from the pages of Medical Chronicle, collected for ease of…

Ulcerative colitis: the management evolution

The management of ulcerative colitis (UC) has grown increasingly complex over the last few years as a result of new…

IBS or IBD: What’s the difference?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) both affect the gut and present with overlapping symptoms such as…

Death begins in the colon

Inflammation is obvious in many chronic and debilitating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, asthma, acne, eczema, psoriasis, sinusitis and…

Stress-IBS axis

Up to 60% of IBS patients show evidence of increased anxiety or stress. There are numerous definitions of what stress…

Stress management in the IBS patient

IBS is reported more frequently in women than in men and those aged 30 to 49 years. On average, it…

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