Author page: Dr Matt W Johnson

Hypermobility Syndrome / Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Hypermobility Syndrome / Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Within the field of gastroenterology I often see this condition typically associated with slow transit constipation, which in turn leads to gas trapping, uncomfortable bloating distension and lower abdominal cramps. To make a simple assessment one can use the Beighton Score by clicking on the link provided by the Hypermobility Syndromes Association In general…

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H.pylori Eradication Therapy

There has been an increase in H.pylori antibiotic resistance throughout Europe Presently the leading triple combination therapy in UK is a 2 week course of Omeprazole 40mg bd + Clarithromycin 500mg bd + Metronidazole 400mg bd With resistant cases quadruple therapy can be considered using 10-14 days of;- a) Omeprazole 20mg qds + Tetracycline 500mg qds + Metronidazole 250mg qds…

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