Gastroenterology

The Year in Review - What did we learn in 2014?

In 2014 we published over 60 medical education articles in Best...

February 2015

Proton pump inhibitors: When is enough, enough?

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most widely used...

June 2014

Biliary colic and complications from gallstones

Gallstones are common among the general population, but because...

June 2014

Managing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in adults: an update

Heartburn, the cardinal symptom of gastro-oesophageal reflux...

June 2014

Rural infections series: Rural round up

In the final instalment of the rural series we present a round-up...

May 2014

The changing face of Helicobacter pylori testing

There is ongoing debate in the literature about which is the...

May 2014

Rural infections series: Investigating and managing people with diarrhoea

Campylobacter, Salmonella, Cryptosporidium and Giardia cause...

February 2014

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: Not just a gut feeling

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal...

February 2014

The use of omeprazole in infants is still high

Omeprazole is not approved for use in infants (children aged...

December 2013

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Making safer treatment choices

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are successfully...

October 2013

A quick guide to managing anal fissures

Anal fissures are small tears in the epithelium of the anus...

April 2013

Hypomagnesaemia with proton pump inhibitors

IN DECEMBER, 2012 MEDSAFE published a warning on the risk of...

April 2013

Laboratory investigation of infectious diarrhoea

This report discussus how testing behaviour in New Zealand has...

October 2012

Appropriate use of the faecal occult blood test for colorectal cancer

What is a faecal occult blood test? When should a faecal occult...

June 2012

Surveillance of people at increased risk of colorectal cancer

The incidence of colorectal cancer in New Zealand is high by...

May 2012

Irritable infants reflux and GORD

In New Zealand, empiric treatment with omeprazole for infant...

November 2011

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting are very common symptoms of early pregnancy...

November 2011

Dietary advice for people with coeliac disease

People with a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease must adhere...

May 2011

Prescription Kitchen videos

Links to video files of the TV show broadcast on Sky channel...

May 2011

Managing dyspepsia and heartburn in general practice - an update

Dyspepsia is not a diagnosis but rather a description of symptoms...

February 2011

Bowel cancer screening in New Zealand

Progress to date on a national screening programme for bowel...

July 2010

Best Tests March 2010

Investigating the gut & Feedback on the Troponin & Urea...

March 2010

Investigating the Gut: Helicobacter pylori

The choice of test for initial testing for H. pylori, is determined...

March 2010

Investigating the Gut: Coeliac disease

Tissue transglutaminase antibodies are the most useful preliminary...

March 2010

Investigating the Gut: Inflammatory bowel disease - the role of faecal calprotectin

Clinical assessment of intestinal inflammation can be problematic....

March 2010

Investigating the Gut: Lactose intolerance

The role of laboratory tests in diagnosing lactose intolerance...

March 2010

Investigating the Gut: Pernicious anaemia

There are a number of causes of low vitamin B12 levels with...

March 2010

Investigating the Gut: Steatorrhoea

In the past, the faecal fat test was sometimes used to aid the...

March 2010

Testing for enteric pathogens: Follow up report

This web version is a sample only, all data below the national...

March 2010

Assessment and management of infectious gastroenteritis

Every year around 200,000 New Zealanders acquire a food associated...

December 2009

TNF inhibitors - an update

Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors are used in the treatment...

November 2009

Practice tips: PPIs and Paraffin

All about PPIs, Fire hazard with paraffin

September 2009

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic inflammatory...

September 2008

Dietary advice for people with coeliac disease

When people are newly diagnosed with coeliac disease, their...

August 2008

Infant formula

Although breastfeeding is the best option for an infant, cows’...

August 2008

Strategies to improve nutrition in elderly people

Many older people suffer from the “anorexia of ageing”....

August 2008

The investigation of coeliac disease: A follow up

Dr Richard Steele provides some clarification on the issue of...

April 2008

Making sense of testing for enteric pathogens

Reminder of the key points to consider when requesting faecal...

March 2008

Laboratory Investigation of Infectious Diarrhoea

January 2008

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance affects many adults and children. It is...

October 2007

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome affects approximately 1 in 10 people,...

October 2007

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is a common but often unrecognised disorder,...

October 2007

Constipation

Most cases of constipation in adults are mild and intermittent...

October 2007

The Importance of Being Regular

Assessing the risk and benefit of alternative therapy for GI...

October 2007

10 minute audit: Identifying your patients on colchicine

September 2007

Dear Dave

Can Proton Pump Inhibitors cause vitamin B12 deficiency?

May 2007

Winter Ills

Bronchiolitis | Cough in children | Fever in children | Acute...

May 2007

10 minute audit: omeprazole

This audit is designed to identify people in your practice on...

April 2007

Managing heartburn undifferentiated dyspepsia and functional dyspepsia in general practice

Heartburn, undifferentiated dyspepsia and functional dyspepsia...

April 2007

Testing for Coeliac disease

Anti-endomysial (EMA) antibody or anti-tissue transglutaminase...

March 2007

FOB Screening

INR testing plus:
• Kōwhai tackles overdue INRs
• Oral route...

November 2006

NSAIDs. Strategies for minimising Harm

The aim of this POEM is to support the safer use of NSAIDs including...

December 2004

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