Gastroenterology
Professor Greg Dore

The first prospective longitudinal study of outcomes from treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) suggests the drugs could halve mortality rates among patients with hepatitis C.

The five-year

Antony Scholefield13th February 2019

It's known that gut microbial diversity is essential for donor success, particularly in treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

But researchers at the University of Auckland,

I have always been in awe of people who are forced to do their best to survive in trying circumstances.

Jerri Nielsen, the Antarctic doctor who performed surgery and chemotherapy to treat her own

Maggie, a 77-year-old female, has had several episodes of severe iron deficiency anaemia since 2006.

At times her haemoglobin (Hb) would drop to 80g/L (normal: 120g/L and above) requiring blood

This is a classic example of biting off more than you can chew — or at least more than this patient could chew without his dentures.

After misplacing his false teeth, the 61-year-old man decided to

Patients who have had an enterococcal infection should have regular colonoscopies, say Australian researchers, who have discovered a high rate of bowel cancer in those previously infected with the

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14th February 2019

Faecal-microbiota transplantation is superior to 10 days of fidaxomicin or vancomycin for resolving recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, according to results from a randomised trial.


Numerous

Forget reading material, foot stools are what patients need to get the job done on the porcelain throne, according to US researchers.

After being popularised by social media, toilet stools have now

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be up to 12 times more likely to have an MI, a US study suggests.

The researchers examined a nationwide database of medical records for more than 29

Australian doctors have identified which bacteria are good and which are bad when it comes to faecal transplants for ulcerative colitis.

Transplants of faecal matter from healthy donors have already

The choice of anticoagulant and PPI co-therapy may affect the risk of upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding in elderly patients, according to a large retrospective US study.

The analysis