Syd Smale

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BACKGROUND Previous researchers have shown that non-medical endoscopists can perform lower gastrointestinal endoscopy as safely and effectively as medical staff. However, it is not known if upper gastrointestinal endoscopy performed by medical and non-medical endoscopists in clinical practice yields similar results in terms of performance, patient(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs cause small-bowel inflammation in about 60% of patients receiving these drugs long-term. The inflammation is associated with small intestinal bleeding, protein loss, ulcers and occasionally strictures. Treatment options for NSAID enteropathy include metronidazole, sulphasalazine and misoprostol, and some patients may(More)
The noninvasive assessment of small intestinal permeability in humans is now within the capability of any routine biochemistry laboratory. There remain however, many pitfalls for the unwary when performing these tests. Importantly, it has now been shown that normal intestinal permeability relates to geographical location rather than race. Recent studies(More)
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