Highlights of the ESPGHAN Pediatric Hepatology Summer School 2014

December 16, 2014 | By Rui Castro

ESPGHAN aims to promote the health of children, focusing on the gastrointestinal tract, liver and nutritional status. Since its foundation in 1968, ESPGHAN has been engaging scientific exchange among trainees, young doctors and scientists involved in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, by means of summer schools, research forums and workshops. The 2014 Pedriatric Hepatology Summ


FMT: balancing scientific success with successful regulation

December 11, 2014 | By Christen Rune Stensvold

Eww! If the thought of gulping down helminth eggs in an effort to mitigate the symptoms of IBD, psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases wasn’t unpalatable enough, we now face the reality of having someone else’s faeces fertilizing our guts! Nevertheless, it appears that the incentive for using these types of ‘paleo’ therapeutic approaches is increasing, driven mainly by problems related to antimicrobial resistance, faltering immunological pathways and intestinal dysbiosis, all of which may be...

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HCV treatment in the post-transplant setting – developing niche markets for therapy

December 09, 2014 | By Sanju Mathew

Patients who have active hepatitis C at the time of liver transplantation invariably become re-infected, with the subsequent risk of graft failure. The side effects of interferon (IFN)-based therapies are significant, hence the drive to develop new and effective therapies. Two recent studies have looked at the role of two different IFN-free regimes for the treatment of post-transplant patients infected with HCV.


Medical mishaps

November 26, 2014 | By Bjorn Rembacken

Mistakes happen. This is the reason why my Volvo has large rubber bumpers and why pencils have rubbers. Indeed, I, amongst many others, may have been born for this very reason. It has long been recognised that mistakes also happen when providing health care. Of course, there are lots of reasons that such mistakes occur, including sleep deprivation, being rushed, having illegible hand writing, delivering complex care, language barriers and treating elderly patients who have lots of interacting...

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Can't get to the caecum! Now what? Colon capsule endoscopy versus CT colonography

November 18, 2014 | By Ahmed Gabr

Endoscopists usually resort to performing CT colonography (CTC) in cases of incomplete colonoscopy. Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is a new technique that has potential advantages over CTC.

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