Cryptic Cachexia

Foreword. In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information by sharing relevant background and reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors’ commentary follows.

Salicylate Toxicity

On presentation to the emergency department, patients with fever, tachypnea, rales on lung examination, and acid–base disturbances are often given a suspected diagnosis of viral infection, yet persons with salicylate toxicity may present with similar symptoms. This article highlights the

Correction: Management of patients with increased risk for familial pancreatic cancer: updated recommendations for the international cancer of the pancreas screening (CAPS) Consortium

Goggins M, Overbeek KA, Brand R et al. Management of patients with increased risk for familial pancreatic cancer: updated recommendations for the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium. Gut 2020;68:7–17. The affiliation for 2 and 23 should be

Milk and Health

Milk products from cows and other nonhuman mammals are major components of traditional Western diets, especially in cold climates. The recommended intake of milk or equivalent portions of cheese, yogurt, or other dairy products in the United States is three

Milk and Health

Milk products from cows and other nonhuman mammals are major components of traditional Western diets, especially in cold climates. The recommended intake of milk or equivalent portions of cheese, yogurt, or other dairy products in the United States is three

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Rational Investigations in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder with an estimated prevalence of around 10%. The approach to investigation is variable and influenced by the symptom severity, clinician experience and the clinical setting but

Defeating Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis is an ancient, neglected parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematode worms) of the genus schistosoma. Affecting an estimated 200 million persons in 78 countries, the disease is intimately associated with poverty and is grossly debilitating, leading to chronic

Defeating Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis is an ancient, neglected parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematode worms) of the genus schistosoma. Affecting an estimated 200 million persons in 78 countries, the disease is intimately associated with poverty and is grossly debilitating, leading to chronic

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Recognising eosinophilic oesophagitis as a cause of food bolus obstruction Eosinophilic oesophagitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder. Diagnosis is by strict histological criteria which include >15 eosinophils per high power field (upper and lower oesophagus). Eosinophilic oesophagitis is increasingly recognised

The Element of Surprise

Foreword. In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information by sharing relevant background and reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors’ commentary follows.

Taking Note

“Not so hard!” howled the man with abdominal pain, his body tense against his stretcher. His skin looked sallow under the fluorescents illuminating the crowded emergency department (ED) hallway. My fingers had barely brushed his belly. Although we’d just met,

Taking Note

“Not so hard!” howled the man with abdominal pain, his body tense against his stretcher. His skin looked sallow under the fluorescents illuminating the crowded emergency department (ED) hallway. My fingers had barely brushed his belly. Although we’d just met,

Diverticulitis

Foreword. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the author’s clinical recommendations. Stage.

The use of faecal microbiota transplant as treatment for recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile infection and other potential indications: joint British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) guidelines

Interest in the therapeutic potential of faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) has been increasing globally in recent years, particularly as a result of randomised studies in which it has been used as an intervention. The main focus of these studies has

What is required from HCV point-of-care tests to reduce the burden of hepatitis C infection? ‘Development and clinical validation of the genedrive point-of-care test for qualitative detection of hepatitis C virus

The major advances in hepatitis C virus (HCV) diagnosis and treatment now make hepatitis C infection a curable disease over a short period of time and thus, theoretically, an eliminable disease. In its viral hepatitis elimination plan, the WHO aims,

Excellence is a habit, not an act

A 2014 blog in Nature (http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/05/global-scientific-output-doubles-every-nine-years.html) identified that scientific publications double in volume every 9 years. Gastroenterology and hepatology being both technical and academic specialties have seen major increases in manuscript volume, and for the clinician it is a challenge

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