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Understanding gut-immune interactions in management of acute infectious diarrhoea

26 November 2012

Nursing Older People


This article discusses the role that immunity plays in the risk of diarrhoea and the potential role for probiotics in the management of acute infectious diarrhoea in...

Anorectal examination in emergency departments

01 April 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Many patients present to emergency departments with anorectal problems, such as haemorrhoids, anal fissure and pruritis ani. Often, patients with such problems are...

Assessment and treatment of three common anorectal conditions

01 May 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

This is the second of two articles about the kinds of anorectal problem with which people can present at emergency departments. The first article concerns common...

Prevalence and management of coeliac disease in people with Down’s syndrome

08 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice


People with Down’s syndrome are more likely to have additional health complications than the general population, including coeliac disease. It is important to...

Crohn’s disease in adolescence: presentation and treatment

13 May 2015

Nursing Standard


Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel condition that affects more than 115,000 people in the UK. This article focuses on Crohn’s disease in adolescents....

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with specific focus on diet

16 May 2018

Primary Health Care


Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of gastrointestinal function with symptoms that can include abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea. Many...

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

10 December 2018

Nursing Standard

gastrointestinal care

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that refers to two main conditions: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It is a lifelong inflammatory disorder that...

How to perform digital removal of faeces

01 June 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article provides practitioners with information about how to perform digital removal of faeces in a safe, effective and patient-centred...

Care of patients with a stoma

10 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Several diseases and operations may necessitate the formation of a stoma. Patients may be concerned about the effect of the stoma on their ability to carry out...

Diagnosis and nursing management of coeliac disease in children

09 February 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by the ingestion of gluten-containing foods and affects about 1% of children and young people in the UK. Classic...