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Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles that accelerate adoption of innovative and best practice in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. Frontline Gastroenterology is especially interested in articles on multidisciplinary research and care, focusing on both retrospective assessments of novel models of care as well as putative future directions of best practice. Specifically Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles in the domains of clinical quality, patient experience, service provision and medical education.Listen to our regular podcasts and subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.* The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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Palliative Care in Liver Disease

Trainee editor of Frontline Gastroenterology, James Maurice, interviews Hazel Woodland (University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust) and Ben Hudson (Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust) on their recent publication in Frontline 'Palliative care in liver disease: what does good look like?" - https://fg.bmj.com/content/11/3/218.


7 May 2020

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Checkpoint Inhibitor Hepatitis

Dr Vincent Cheung (Translational Gastroenterology Unit and NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, UK) discusses his recent paper 'Immunotherapy-related hepatitis: real-world experience from a tertiary centre' published in Frontline Gastroenterology.For more information, please read: https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/4/364


27 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Nutrition in liver cirrhosis

Frontline Gastroenterology's Editor-in-Chief Mark Beattie talks to Amritpal Dhaliwal (Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, UK) about the importance of pathophysiology and management of Nutrition in Cirrhosis including discussion about what the clinical relevance of Sarcopenia in liver disease, how to assess it and how to best manage it. This podcast accompanies her recently published paper Nutrition in liver cirrhosis: a case based overview https://fg.bmj.com/content/11/2/155


21 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Upfront March 2020: the top 5 papers

The highlights of this edition brought to you by the Editor-in-Chief of Frontline Gastroenterology Mark Beattie. They include Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease, Parenteral Nutrition and Eye signs in GI disease. Read the UpFront of the March issue of Frontline Gastroenterology:https://fg.bmj.com/content/11/2/83 The full issue is now also online: https://fg.bmj.com/content/11/2.


10 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Consensus standards of healthcare for adults and children with inflammatory bowel disease in the UK

Dr Philip Smith discusses the new UK IBD Standards, recently published in Frontline Gastroenterology, with first author of the standards, Rukshana Kapasi, Chair of IBDUK and Director of Health Service Development at Crohn's and Colitis UK.Read the paper: https://fg.bmj.com/content/early/2019/07/19/flgastro-2019-101260


31 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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UpFront January 2020: chronic inflammatory disorders and acute liver failure

This edition covers Eosinophilic Oesophagitis, Catheter-related bloodstream infections and acute liver failure. Part of the January 2020 issue is also dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease, including monoclonal antibody therapy as well as antibiotics and probioticsRead the UpFront of the January issue of Frontline Gastroenterology and the full issue: fg.bmj.com/content/11/1.


4 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Practical guide to the management of chronic pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is an irreversible fibroinflammatory disorder of the pancreas. It develops due to multiple causes, the most common of which is alcohol. In this podcast, Trainee Associate Editor of Frontline Gastroenterology Suneil Raju and Professor Andrew Hopper, Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, UK, discuss a practical guide to the management of chronic pancreatitis and how a clear diagnosis is vital for ongoing care with early multidisciplinary input to help guide treatment and manage complications.Read the full article: fg.bmj.com/content/10/3/253.


30 Oct 2019

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October’s UpFront: polyposis syndromes and the shape of gastroenterology training

This edition has a special focus on the practical management of polyposis syndromes. The highlights of the October issue of Frontline Gastroenterology also include infliximab, chronic diarrhoea in the elderly and gastroenterology training in the UK.Read the UpFront of the July issue of Frontline Gastroenterology and the full issue: fg.bmj.com/content/10/4. The UpFront is available here: https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/4/325.


3 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Rational Investigations in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Editor-in-Chief of Frontline Gastroenterology Mark Beattie talks to Professor Alexander Ford, Leeds Gastroenterology Institute, St. James's University Hospital, UK, about irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is a common chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder, with an estimated population prevalence of 10%, which more commonly affects women and younger individuals.Listen to the conversation and read the related paper:https://fg.bmj.com/content/early/2019/06/06/flgastro-2019-101211


3 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Microscopic Colitis

Trainnee Associate Editor of Frontline Gastroenterology Suneil Raju discusses with Professor Andreas Münch, (Faculty of Health Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden) the recognition, assessment, diagnosis and management of Microscopic Colitis.Read the full article: https://fg.bmj.com/content/early/2019/07/05/flgastro-2019-101227


11 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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July's UpFront: pancreatitis and gluten-free diet

This edition has a special focus on pancreatobiliary medicine, but also covers the cost and availability of products for people living with Coeliac Disease, a dietician first Gastroenterology clinic and the burden of hepatitis C.Read the UpFront of the July issue of Frontline Gastroenterology and the full issue: fg.bmj.com/content/10/3.


6 Jun 2019

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Implementing new endoscopic techniques and technologies into clinical practice

James Maurice, Trainee Editor interviews Pradeep Bhandari, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK, about his recent review, which provides a framework for improving the quality and safety of current practice of implementing new endoscopic technologies and techniques in the UK’s National Health Service.Read it on the Frontline Gastroenterology website: https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/2/155.


15 Apr 2019

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Improving safety and reducing error in endoscopy: simulation training in human factors

What does simulation training in healthcare have to do with aviation? And how can simulation training in so-called 'human factors' lead to better patient outcomes in endoscopy? Some of the questions covered in this conversation of Trainee Associate Editor of Frontline Gastroenterology Johnathan Segal with Dr Srivathsan Ravindran and Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson, both from the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St Mark’s Hospital, London. They also discuss a variety of simulation modalities including in-situ simulation and how this fits into the UK-based ISREE strategy.This Frontline Gastroenterology podcast relates to the review “Improving safety and reducing error in endoscopy: simulation training in human factors”, included in the April 2019’s issue of the journal and is accessible here: fg.bmj.com/content/10/2/160


11 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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April's UpFront: focus on endoscopy

This edition has a special focus on endoscopy with an exciting collection of papers covering many different aspects (commissioned and submitted) including clinical research, quality improvement, opinion, and up-to-date and authoritative reviews written by experts. Read the UpFront of the April issue of Frontline Gastroenterology:https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/2/89 The full issue is now also online: https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/2.


20 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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Deep sedation and anaesthesia in endoscopy

How has sedation in endoscopy evolved over the years? What’s the current practice and how it varies within the UK?Dr George Webster, consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist at the University College London Hospitals, answers these questions in conversation with Frontline Gastroenterology’s Trainee Associate Editor James Maurice (Imperial College London). They also explore the details of a paper recently published by the journal and the training opportunities for young gastroenterologists.Listen until the end for details of the upcoming British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy Live 2019, which will be held on the 7th and 8th of March in Gateshead, UK (https://www.bsg.org.uk/events/bsg-endoscopy-live.html).Read the full review paper on the FG website:Deep sedation and anaesthesia in complex gastrointestinal endoscopy: a joint position statement endorsed by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), Joint Advisory Group (JAG) and Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)https://fg.bmj.com/content/early/2019/01/09/flgastro-2018-101145


4 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Mark Beattie’s UpFront: upper gastrointestinal bleeding, parenteral nutrition and workforce

Newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of Frontline Gastroenterology Mark Beattie brings you the highlights of the January issue.Get in touch with the journal via email (RM.Beattie@btinternet.com) and read the highlighted content:Highlights from the January issue - https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/1/1Management of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding: where are we in 2018? - https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/1/35Curriculum based clinical reviews: Autoimmune hepatitis and complexities in management - https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/1/77Research: Quality improvement initiative to reduce adverse effects associated with parenteral nutrition overfeeding - https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/1/67Research: Gender differences in leadership, workforce and scholarly presentation within a national society: a gastroenterology perspective - https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/1/2 Research: Attitudes to out-of-programme experiences, research and academic training of gastroenterology trainees between 2007 and 2016 - https://fg.bmj.com/content/10/1/57


21 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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The Role of Critical Care in Cirrhosis: Futility vs Opportunity?

In this episode Manmeet Matharoo, Trainee Associate Editor for FG, talks to Dr Phillip Berry, Consultant hepatologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust about the FG Twitter Debate entitled "The Role of Critical Care in Cirrhosis: Futility vs Opportunity?"


11 Jul 2017

Rank #17

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Acute-on-Chronic Liver failure: All you need to know

Thank you for listening to this podcast, where Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor Dr Manmeet Matharoo talks to Dr Gautam Mehta, a Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Hepatology at UCL, with interests in cirrhosis, acute-on-chronic liver failure and alcohol-related liver disease. Gautam also an interest in Digital Health - starting one of the first secondary prevention m-Health trials in the UK @alcochangeNext month's twitter debate will be on the 8th June and co-hosted with the British Society of Gastroenterology @BritSocGastro. The debate is entitled: “With the current capacity crisis in the NHS, what is the future of specialist endoscopy?” and will be led by Professor Pradeep Bhandari (@gastro3570) a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, and winner of both the Hopkins Endoscopy Award and Crystal Award for his contributions to the field of gastroenterology”Please follow #FGDebate and #BSG2016


26 May 2016

Rank #18

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Nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease

Thank you for listening to this podcast, where Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor Dr Manmeet Matharoo talks to Dr Richard Hanson, Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist with a specialist interest in IBD and nutrition.The podcast is an accompaniment to the Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter Debate (#FGDebate) held on 22nd March 2016 entitled, ‘Nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease’. The purpose of the podcast is to 'fill any gaps' the #FGDebate may have left. Our next #FGDebate will be on Thursday 28th April 2016 8-9 BST with Dr Gautam Mehta. The topic this month will be ‘Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: All you need to know’.


5 May 2016

Rank #19

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Gastroenterology Training in the UK and beyond

Thank you for listening to this podcast, where Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor Dr Manmeet Matharoo talks to Dr Gavin Johnson, Consultant Gastroenterologist with a sub-specialty interest in Pancreato-Billiary Medicine and Medical Education at University College Hospitals. The podcast is an accompaniment to the Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter Debate (#FGDebate) held on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, at 8-9pm GMT entitled, ‘Gastroenterology Training in the UK and Beyond’. The purpose of the podcast is to 'fill any gaps' the #FGDebate may have left. Dr Johnson has provided the slides used in the #FGDebate to help those interested in the topics covered. We hope you enjoy this and that it is informative.You can view the debate here >> https://storify.com/frontgastro_bmj/frontline-trainingView the slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2aZuY6foZ0wSjhyblo4OW1qMDc0VEJseXhPZEEtb0J0cFZB/view?usp=sharing


7 Mar 2016

Rank #20