Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that deals with normal function and diseases that affect the digestive tract, from mouth to anus and includes hepatology involving the study of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary tree.
Gastroenterology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such gastrointestinal disorders including acute hepatic porphyria, bowel disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, as well as Coeliac disease, hepatitis and pancreatic disorders.
Acute Hepatic Porphyria Learning Zone
Acute Hepatic Porphyria (AHP), a subset of porphyria, refers to a family of rare, genetic diseases characterised by potentially life-threatening attacks and, for some patients, chronic manifestations that negatively impact daily functioning and quality of life (QOL).1 The most common manifestation of attacks is severe, diffuse abdominal pain, although patients can also experience other pain, mood, and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.
Featured Learning Zones
Welcome to the Fluid Management Learning Zone. In this Learning Zone we provide an overview of fluid management, including albumin for sepsis and septic shock, guidelines for fluid management in liver cirrhosis and fluid management in cardiac surgery.
Anti-integrins in IBD
The growing understanding of the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has provided a variety of novel therapeutic targets. Apart from the tumour necrosis factor-α mediated pathway, which is the target of the first marketed biologics in this indication, several other pathways are involved in triggering an inflammatory response.
Latest news and insights
A new retrospective data analysis published in Kidney Medicine shows that a higher percentage of hemodialysis patients prescribed Velphoro (sucroferric oxyhydroxide chewable tablets), from Fresenius Medical, achieved target serum phosphorous levels of less than or equal to 5.5 mg/dL compared to those patients who
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use granted a positive opinion for the extension of the marketing authorization of Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) and recommended its approval in combination with CHP (cyclophosphamide,
Novo Nordisk announced that the New England Journal of Medicine published results of a phase III trial evaluating the investigational use of Saxenda (liraglutide) injection 3.0 mg in adolescents (aged 12– 18) with obesity.
Latest Clinical Guidelines, Trials and Journals
This study attempts to observe the effectiveness and safety of aripiprazole in hospitalized patients with acute schizophrenia episode, and to compare the different drug regimens that may be involved in order to clarify the characteristics...
These updated guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage have been commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) under the auspices of the liver section of the BSG.