How effective are psychological therapies and antidepressants for irritable bowel syndrome?Subscription
This systematic review and meta-analysis explored the role of antidepressants and psychological therapies in managing irritable bowel syndrome
This article outlines the prevalence of bowel disorders, the assessment of bower dysfunction and the tools used to collect data for assessment
Bowel screening uptake is low among BME groups and in poorer areas, so we must do more to engage with communities, says Deborah Alisna
Gastrointestinal disorders and assessmentSubscription
Susanne Wood, RGN, DipN, formerly nutrition nurse specialist, Kingston Hospital, Surrey, now retired; updated by Lynne Colagiovanni, RN, BSc, consultant nurse - nutrition support, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
This third article in our series on ageing explores the major anatomical and physiological changes that occur within the digestive system
This is a two-part unit on preparing patients for hospital discharge following surgery for colorectal cancer. Part 1 explored the rationale for different surgical procedures, and discussed common side-effects and the impact of treatment on patients. This second part addresses the various components of good discharge planning: assessment; technical care; coordination and communication; emotional support; the rehabilitation process; and family involvement (Long et al, 2002).
This series of articles explores the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract.
The IMPACT Paediatric Bowel Care PathwaySubscription
Historically the management of children with continence problems such as constipation was based purely on clinicians’ experience and ‘custom and practice’.
This article, the third in a six-part series on specimen collection, explains how to collect a stool specimen