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Gabrio Bassotti: snip-snip and copy-paste surgeon

Gabrio Bassotti is surgeon and professor of gastroenterology at the University of Perugia in Italy. The proud moustache wearer looks rather like your local village butcher, and this is what Bassotti’s gang actually does to their patients: they chop off pieces of them, without consent. 2,901 more words

Research Integrity

Unresolved issues of immune tolerance in chronic hepatitis #B

During the natural course of chronic hepatitis B virus infection, immune-tolerant phase is characterized by high viral replication, the presence of HBV e antigen (HBeAg), and normal or minimally elevated serum alanine aminotransferase. 45 more words


The growth of private equity investment in physician practice


Private equity (PE) investment in US healthcare has ballooned over the past decade—2018 and 2019 saw record numbers of deals, representing more than  191 more words

Market Consolidation

Efficacy and safety of gastrointestinal bleeding prophylaxis in critically ill patients: systematic review and network meta-analysis.

This article by Wang and others was published online in the BMJ during January 2020
Objective:  To determine, in critically ill patients, the relative impact of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), sucralfate, or no gastrointestinal bleeding prophylaxis (or stress ulcer prophylaxis) on outcomes important to patients. 407 more words

Critical Care

International Conference on Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Recent Advancements in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Allied Academies is bringing together the world’s scientific experts to catalyze and advance scientific knowledge about Gastroenterology and to accelerate the development and application of new technologies to produce dynamic pictures and its related study designs. 2,778 more words


Why I went vegan for a bit...and why UK gastroenterology is not helpful if you have 'IBS'.

And no, it had 0 to do with Veganuary or ‘saving the planet’.

If you’re new to my posts, welcome.

For those who know me and have already been following my work for a while, you already know where I stand on the whole vegan vs. 1,186 more words