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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD-SSHAMP in BMJ

The IBD-SSHAMP (Supported, Self Help And Management Programme) Team at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital have reached the finals of the BMJ Gastroenterology Team of the Years Awards for 2014. A short piece was written in the BMJ. If you want to read more please click on the link here

Update from the New National IBD Registry

Update from New National IBD Registry (click here) Following the pilot stage earlier this year involving clinical teams from Luton and Dunstable, Norfolk and Norwich, and St George’s paediatrics, the IBD Registry Patient Management System (PMS) delivered by InfoFlex, has been further refined to ensure it effectively supports clinical teams in delivering safe, high-quality, patient-centred care as part of an…

Treatment for Anal Fissures

Anal fissures are painful splits in the lining of the anus. This typically occurs with straining and stretching, but can be associated with IBD. Treatment options fall into 3 main categories. 1) Stool softening – High fluid and soluble fibre intake +/- Osmotic laxatives eg. Movicol 2) Muscle relaxants – Diltiazem 2% ointment bd + GTN 0.4% ointment bd (Rectogesic)…