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An unpalatable but effective treatment for Clostridium difficile diarrhoea

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One of the rather more unlikely treatments for the nasty diarrhoeal illness caused by Clostridium difficile is ‘faecal transplant’. I first read about the concept 20 years ago but it did not really take off. This month in the Archives of Internal Medicine, they have tried it again and discovered that nine out of ten Read More

When to do anti-reflux surgery

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One of the contributors to the study day was Mr Abrie Botha. He is a very experienced upper GI surgeon. He pointed out that the key to success for anti-reflux surgery is to make sure it is only offered to the right people. If chosen correctly, a paper from 2009 (by Broeders et al) showed Read More