Jan 13

We have now had acceptance from the PCT to fund a capsule enteroscopy service and are now looking at raising the capital to buy in the equipement.
We are optomistic that a SBCE (small bowel capsule enteroscopy) service up and running at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital some time during 2010.

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Jan 13

We have been delighted with the results of our new high resolution manometry service. We have now investigated over 40 patients in the last few months. It has enabled us to diagnose a host of conditions that conventional manometry does not have the ability to define.
As one of the first district general hospitals to embrace this cutting edge technology we will auditing and publishing the results of our first year of service.
We are also starting additional research projects looking at oesophageal dysmotility and reflux as a major cause of;-
1) chronic cough, especially if this is predominantly troublesome during the night.
2) atypical chest pain

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Jan 13

Following the new ECCO (European Crohn’s and Colitis Guidelines) we are due to be asking all IBD patients to under go immunisation screening and regular vaccinations.
A formalised protocol is being drawn up and will be place on this web site and put into practice once we have the GPs and PCTs agreement.

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