Chronic Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus: From Epidemiology to Treatment
Chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus (CKD-aP) occurs in over two-thirds of patients undergoing haemodialysis. The aetiology of CKD-aP may be multifactorial, involving immune system and opioid dysregulation, peripheral neuropathy, and toxin deposition. CKD-aP can be extremely bothersome for some patients, affecting health-related quality of life and sleep, as well as increasing the likelihood of hospitalisation, infections, and death.
Multidisciplinary Team Approach in Cancer Care: A Review of The Latest Advancements
The management of patients with cancer is complex and requires contribution from a range of healthcare professionals working alongside specialist oncology consultants to address patients’ needs and optimise outcomes.
Dietitians Could Help with the Demand in Gastrointestinal Services
DIETITIANS could provide outpatient medical gastroenterology clinics for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Evidence for this was presented on 3rd October 2021 at the virtual UEG Week by Christian Shaw, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
Review of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week Virtual 2021
“INGEST the best” was the catchphrase coined at the 29th Annual Meeting of United European Gastroenterology (UEG), hosted in the Austrian city of Vienna, the second congress of this speciality with a fully virtual attendance. Often called the ‘City of Music’ due to the influences of Mozart and Beethoven, UEG were able to orchestrate a sophisticated scientific programme over 3 days from a purpose-built TV studio alongside their global headquarters.