Jeremy Cottrell

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Dysphagia following acute stroke frequently necessitates prolonged enteral feeding. There is evidence that early enteral feeding via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is both beneficial and safe. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of prolonged dysphagia. The subjects were 149 consecutive patients admitted with acute stroke. Clinical(More)
Peptic ulcer bleeding often stops spontaneously but rebleeding may be catastrophic. Emergency surgery carries risks so safe medical therapies are needed. Since platelet function and plasma coagulation are both pH sensitive and since pepsin lyses clot at low pH the maintenance of gastric pH close to neutrality might influence rebleeding rates. Previous(More)
BACKGROUND Acute diarrhoea is a frequent health problem in both travellers and residents that has a social and economic impact. This study compared the efficacy and tolerability of two loperamide-simeticone formulations and a Saccharomyces boulardii capsule as symptomatic treatment. METHODS This was a prospective, randomised, single (investigator)-blind,(More)
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