Evidence That Independent Gut-to-Brain and Brain-to-Gut Pathways Operate in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Dyspepsia

Abstract and Introduction  Abstract Background Traditionally, functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are conceptualised as originating in the brain via stress pathways (brain-to-gut). It is uncertain how many with irritable bowel…
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Functional Heartburn Commonly Overlaps With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Patients with symptoms of heartburn participated in structured interviews and then underwent off-therapy upper GI endoscopy and 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance–pH monitoring. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or…
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Simpler bowel cancer test kit a ‘game changer’

Hundreds of thousands more people across England are likely to take up the offer of bowel cancer screening thanks to the introduction of a new and simpler home-testing kit, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has announced.  …
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Vitamin A may help control some cases of bowel cancer

A molecule produced from vitamin A may help protect against some cases of bowel cancer, according to US research. The study, published in the journal Immunity (link is external), hints at a possible way to treat some bowel cancers…
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Dr Fraser Featured By The Functional Gut Clinic

Dr Fraser's British Society of Gastroenterology 2016 presentation highlighting the role of GI physiology in the investigation and management of common GI conditions featured by The Functional Gut Clinic. 
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Edinburgh Is The Stretta Centre's First Scottish Centre

Dr Fraser is pleased to be part of the Stretta Centre's first Scottish centre located in Edinburgh, for patients wishing to consider the Stretta endoscopic procedure for gastro-oesophageal (acid) reflux. To find out whether you are suitable for…
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Elipse Weight Loss Balloon Service Now Available At BMI Stirling Kings Park Hospital

Dr Fraser is delighted to be working with the BMI Kings Park Hospital in Stirling to provide the Elipse weight loss balloon for obese or overweight patients. The Elipse balloon is the world's 1st procedureless (no endoscopy or surgery required)…
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Alarm Symptoms Missed In Bowel Cancer Emergency Patients

One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, a study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests. And 16% of emergency bowel cancer patients had seen their GP three times…
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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Is Associated With Irritable Bowel Syndrome Independent of PPI Use

BACKGROUND Current knowledge suggests that small intestinal overgrowth participates in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome. It is questionable if this association is modulated by intake of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). METHODS…
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