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Gastroenterology Nursing

News and practice for gastroenterology nurse specialists

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rise in C difficile may be linked to PPI scripts in children


Infants and children who are prescribed acid-reducing medications face a substantially higher risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection, according to analysis of UK data.

New test could increase participation in bowel cancer screening

New test could increase participation in bowel cancer screening


A large pilot study of a new bowel cancer screening test has demonstrated a major increase in participation rates across population groups, according to UK researchers.

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Managing risks of travel abroad with children

Managing risks of travel abroad with children Subscription Required

Children and infants are at increased risk of infectious illness while abroad. A detailed assessment is required ahead of travel to minimise risk.

More fluids may help chronic constipation

Managing constipation in older people in hospital Subscription Required

Older people in hospital are at risk of constipation, which is often poorly managed. Failure to treat the condition can lead to increased morbidity and longer hospital stays.

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Does mandatory training have to be boring?


In his book Do No Harm retired neurosurgeon Henry Marsh described the irritation of taking time away from his work to sit though mandatory training.

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It's the brain, not the stomach, that causes hunger pangs

Brain’s 'hunger hub' could be switched off

“Have scientists found a way to banish hunger pangs?,” the Mail Online asks. The question is prompted by research in mice looking at the “biological pathways” that regulate appetite and hunger.


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