Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Nutrition

Nutrition is an important aspect of a patient’s health and is overlooked during medical school as you are learning exciting

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Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is a condition characterised by the inflammation of the pancreas. These patients are usually managed conservatively. Your aim is

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Intestines

Stomas

The word stoma comes from Greek to mean “an opening”. There are many types which are formed for a variety

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Haematology

Anaemia

Perhaps the most common blood test you will review daily will be the FBC (full blood count). You will commonly

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Gastroenterology

Upper GI bleed

These patients have the potential to become haemodynamically unstable extremely quickly; try to avoid delays in reviewing them. In-hospital mortality

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Gastroenterology

Refeeding Syndrome

Defined as a collection of electrolyte abnormalities associated with a massive intracellular shift of electrolytes. Associated with aggressive nutritional rehabilitation

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Gastroenterology

Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is characterised by repeated pancreatic inflammation. This leads to the destruction of pancreatic tissue leading to irreversible loss

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Gastroenterology

PEG Tubes

PEG tubes are used as long term feeding options (and medication administration) for those in whom NG tubes are unsuitable

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E Coli

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is a very common complaint and may be the reason for a patient’s admission, or develop as a new

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