A source for healthcare professionals to access the latest data and information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with gut related disorders

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A resource for gastroenterologists including a series of patient information sheets that can be e-mailed to, or printed out for patients.

What is bile acid diarrhoea?

BAD is a type of chronic diarrhoea, caused by excess bile acids reaching the colon. It can be a very painful and debilitating condition causing numerous episodes of watery and urgent bowel motions sometimes resulting in faecal accidents.

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What is irritable bowel disease?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a group of disorders that cause chronic swelling and longterm inflammation of the digestive tract or gut.

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What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the colon which results in chronic, painful spasms. It can also cause bloating and either constipation or diahorrea, or sometimes both.

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Brief report: length of ileal resection correlates with severity of bile acid malabsorption in Crohn’s disease  

Skouras T et al. Int J Colorectal Dis2018; doi:10.1007/s00384-018-3144-1.

In patients with Crohn’s disease who had a prior surgical resection there was a modest correlation between the length of ileal resection and the severity of bile acid malabsorption (BAM), as defined by tauroselcholic (75selenium) acid (SeHCAT) retention values. Response to bile salt sequestrant therapy was not dependent on SeHCAT retention values.

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