Impact of day of admission on mortality in upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage

August 21, 2014 | By Pradeep Mundre

Evidence suggests that death is more likely to occur for some patients who are admitted to hospital on a weekend rather than on a weekday, but that evidence is not conclusive. New findings now indicate that mortality from upper gastrointestinal bleeding does not differ by day of admission.

Journal Watch

The Lancet and World Hepatitis Day – HEV, HCV and even some IBD!

August 26, 2014 | By Sanju Mathew

As a junior gastroenterologist, Mondays are typically spent running around like a headless chicken sorting out jobs from the weekend. Despite this, I did eventually notice that Monday, July 28 was ‘World Hepatitis Day’ (, with The Lancet publishing a fascinating paper on hepatitis E and blood transfusions to mark the event, in addition to papers on both hepatitis C and ulcerative colitis.

Journal Watch

The enemy within—dysbiosis and ulcerative colitis

August 18, 2014 | By Philip Smith

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that the gut microbiota and the development of a microbial imbalance within the gastrointestinal tract—termed ‘dysbiosis’—are important in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases, especially Crohn’s disease.

Bjorn’s Blog

Cooperation and Reciprocity in Organ Transplantation

August 07, 2014 | By Bjorn Rembacken

Surely one of the cornerstones of the survival of any species is how individuals participate by means of “Reciprocity” (Oxford dictionary; exchanging things or favours with others for mutual benefit) and “Cooperation” (the action or process of working together to the same end).

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Case of the Month

Should I stick to the Plan?

July 09, 2014 | By Bjorn Rembacken

In the latest case, Bjorn tackles a patient that has returned after previously undergoing Radiofrequency Ablation.

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