• Research Blog

    This blog has been compiled by 5 trainee paediatric gastroenterologists who are all actively involved in research into paediatric inflammatory bowel disease:

    • Dr Fiona Cameron, University of Edinburgh (CICRA fellow)
    • Dr Ed Giles, Queen Mary University of London (CICRA fellow)
    • Dr Richard Hansen, University of Aberdeen
    • Dr Paul Henderson, University of Edinburgh
    • Dr Tony Wiskin, University of Southampton (ex-CICRA fellow)

    Links are provided to the free abstracts of each article, but full access may require a fee for those without institutional privileges.

    Latest Blog

    16.01.14 Back to Medical Stool?

    This study by Kunde et al in JPGN was a pilot study of “faecal (poo) transplanation” for children with ulcerative colitis (UC). This is a potential treatment that has gained an increasing amount of interest within the IBD research community. Changes in the intestinal microbiota (discussed several times on this blog) have been linked in [...]

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