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GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

Gastrointestinal topics including IBS, coeliac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, plus symptom-based and red flag articles on abdominal pain, dysphagia, diarrhoea and vomiting. All educational activities carry CPD credits that contribute towards GPs' and nurses' appraisal and revalidation requirements.

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Knowledge

First treatment for IBS with diarrhoeaExternal web site

This news article from MIMS explains the use of a new agent, eluxadoline, that has been approved by...

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Latest thinking on the surgical management of refluxExternal web site

This module, recorded at MIMS Learning Live London on 9 June 2017, describes the options for the treatment...

Funding for this educational programme has been provided by Torax Medical Inc. Date of preparation: July 2017
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Red flags

Vomiting in children - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Suneeta Kochhar covers the possible red flags of children presenting with vomiting. Key learning...

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Presentation Slides

MIMS Learning Live 2017 - Gastroenterology, London SlidesExternal web site

Presentation slides from the MIMS Learning Live 2017 London event, Gastroenterology stream – for attendees...

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Presentation Slides

MIMS Learning Live 2017 - Birmingham SlidesExternal web site

Presentation slides from the MIMS Learning Live 2017 Birmingham event – for attendees only.

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Knowledge

Gastroenterology clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Kevin Barrett, GP and clinical lead for gastroenterology, explains his role and answers questions...

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Clinical Review

Crohn's disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Abdullah Rana and Mr Joseph Dawson give an overview of the aetiology, presentation and treatments...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on irritable bowel syndromeExternal web site

Dr Jamie Dalrymple describes an update to existing NICE guidance on irritable bowel syndrome. The module...

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Knowledge

End of life care scenario: managing hepatic failureExternal web site

As GPs become more and more involved with palliative care, they are having to deal with more complex...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseExternal web site

Dr Rachel Pryke explains how to implement the recommendations of the NICE guideline on non-alcoholic...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidance on assessment and management of cirrhosisExternal web site

Dr Iain Brew describes how to implement the NICE guidance on cirrhosis in primary care. The module outlines...

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Knowledge

Alopecia, bariatric surgery and muscle relaxants for low back pain: journalsExternal web site

Alopecia and cardiovascular risk, bariatric surgery, hypertension and cognitive impairment, and muscle...

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Knowledge

Contraceptives, flu and shingles immunisation, and cystic fibrosis medicationExternal web site

Contraceptive eligibility criteria, flu and shingles immunisation and gene-specific medication for cystic...

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Knowledge

Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussionExternal web site

GPs frequently see patients with abnormal liver function tests, but which of them actually have alcoholic...

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Red flags

Groin swelling - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This free red flags article explains signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients...

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Knowledge

Cyclical vomiting syndrome: diagnosis and managementExternal web site

Cyclical vomiting syndrome is characterised by episodes of sudden onset nausea and vomiting in an otherwise...

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Knowledge

Aspirin after TIA, probiotics, and yoga for asthma: journals update July 2016External web site

Aspirin to reduce stroke risk after TIA, antibiotics for dental problems, and yoga for patients with...

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Knowledge

Reversing obesity: hot topic July 2016External web site

In light of a National Obesity Forum report on reversing obesity, Professor David Haslam and Dr Rachel...

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Clinical Review

Common bile duct stones: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Ghassan El Sayed and Dr Earl Williams outline the diagnosis and management of common bile duct stones...

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Expert Perspective

Gastrointestinal bleeding: emergency presentationsExternal web site

Kathryn Oakland provides an overview of the causes and management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding...

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Red flags

Loss of appetite - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh discusses red flag symptoms in patients with loss of appetite and considers the importance...

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Red flags

Unintentional weight gain - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Rupesh Amin considers red flag symptoms in unintentional weight gain and explores possible serious...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on coeliac diseaseExternal web site

Dr Suneeta Kochhar describes how to implement the NICE guidance on coeliac disease in primary care...

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Patient Case Study

Acute epigastric painExternal web site

Dr Louise Newson describes a presentation of acute epigastric pain in a 44-year old female patient...

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Red flags

Dyspepsia - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Suneeta Kochhar outlines the red flag symptoms and possible causes of dyspepsia, including advice...

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Expert Perspective

Management of the poisoned patientExternal web site

Dr James Dear and Dr Peter Gallacher outline how to deal with a patient who has ingested a poisonous...

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Knowledge

Barrett's oesophagusExternal web site

Dr Neel Sharma and Professor Khek Yu Ho outline diagnosis, management and follow-up of Barrett’s oesophagus...

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Expert Perspective

Childhood food allergy and intoleranceExternal web site

Paediatric dietitian Dr Kate Maslin provides guidance on food allergy and intolerance, and explains...

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Patient Case Study

Primary biliary cirrhosisExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh describes a case of primary biliary cirrhosis discovered during routine liver function...

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Patient Case Study

Frey's syndromeExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh describes a case of Frey’s syndrome. Learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals...

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Knowledge

Fracture risk, asthma management and effect of statins: journals update JanuaryExternal web site

Fracture risk in depression, asthma provision for pregnant women and the effect of statins on gallstones...

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Red flags

Vomiting in adults - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Suchita Shah highlights the red flag symptoms associated with vomiting in adults that may indicate...

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Knowledge

Coeliac disease: hot topic November 2015External web site

Dr Suneeta Kochhar highlights NICE guidance on the diagnosis, management and follow-up of coeliac disease...

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Knowledge

Facial conditions: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of conditions affecting the face, including chickenpox, anaemia, jaundice, trauma, Bell’s...

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Knowledge

Managing PPI resistant GORDExternal web site

This case study by Dr Neel Sharma and colleagues looks at the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux...

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Red flags

Abdominal pain - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh provides an update on identifying potentially serious causes of abdominal pain. Key learning...

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Red flags

Jaundice - red flag symptomsExternal web site

In this article Dr Suneeta Kochhar reviews the red flag symptoms associated with serious causes of jaundice...

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Red flags

Diarrhoea - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This article by Dr Pipin Singh describes the red flag symptoms that indicate potentially serious causes...

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Clinical Review

Ulcerative colitis: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article by Dr Naila Arebi reviews the aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of ulcerative...

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Red flags

Unintentional weight loss - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh summarises the recognition and initial management of unintentional weight loss in primary...

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Clinical Review

Coeliac disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Arun Rajendran and Dr Jeremy MD Nightingale describes the epidemiology and aetiology, diagnosis and...

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Clinical Review

Irritable bowel syndrome: clinical reviewExternal web site

In this article, updated in 2016, Dr Naila Arebi considers the investigation and management of IBS in...

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Clinical Review

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article, updated in 2016 by Dr Robert Fisher, covers how to monitor and manage abdominal aortic...

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Clinical Review

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article, reviewed and updated in 2016 by Professor Philip Newsome, covers the diagnosis and management...

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