I speak to Chris Lamb about IBD. Chris was lead author on the BSG IBD guidelines which were published in 2019. The full guidance can be found here: BSG-IBD-Guidelines-2019.pdf Chris is a fount of knowledge for all things related to IBD and I have a fascinating chat with him about the guidance and how these relate…Read More
In this episode, I speak to Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam. Ramesh co-authored the BSG guidelines on chronic diarrhoea in 2018, and is a fount of knowledge in this area.
Affecting up to 20% of the UK population, dyspepsia is commonly seen in primary care. Following investigations, the majority of people (up to 89%) are found to have functional dyspepsia. As with any functional problem of the gut, such as IBS, making a confident diagnosis is sometimes challenging but extremely important for the patient, and…Read More
This edition of the podcast series Ingest published by the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (PCSG) features a very special guest from the world of gastroenterology. Dr Charlie Andrews talks to Nobel Prize laureate Professor Barry Marshall, the Director of the Marshall Centre founded in 2007 in his honour, the Western Australian Ambassador for Life Sciences and University…Read More
Dyspepsia is a common presenting complaint in primary care, and encompasses a range of symptoms including GORD, nausea, and epigastric pain. Having an approach to these patients is vital given how commonly we see these symptoms, and Mike Burkitt joins me in this episode to provide a really useful overview of dyspepsia, and how we…Read More
Dr Charlie Andrews discusses coeliac disease. Following the last episode on iron deficiency anaemia this episode focuses on coeliac disease, what it is, NICE guidance, when to suspect, how to test and a non biopsy pathway to diagnosis. First though a history lesson ……
Dr Charlie Andrews discusses iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) with Dr Sophie Nelson, a GP from Manchester with a special interest in gastroenterology and a self proclaimed geek when it comes to IDA. Dr Sophie Nelson is a committee member of the PCSG This podcast was recorded soon after the publication of updated guidelines for the…Read More
Following on from the episode on dysphagia Dr Charlie Andrews talks to patients about their experience of being diagnosed and living with achalasia. Achalasia affects about one in every 100,000 people and can occur at any age. The key symptom is dysphagia.
In this episode of Ingest I speak to Dr Mark Follows, a GPwER in gastroenterology, about dysphagia. Mark bridges both primary and secondary care gastroenterology and provides an informative and authoritative overview of dysphagia. We look at the normal swallowing process, the differential diagnosis of dysphagia (including neurological, ENT and gastrointestinal causes), and how to investigate…Read More
I have a fascinating discussion with Professor Stephen Atwood, a surgeon and honorary professor at Durham university, about Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE), an important cause of dysphagia. Rarely do I get to speak to someone who has first identified a disease, however this is exactly what Professor Attwood did in the 1980s, and he discusses how this…Read More