Button batteries are life threatening when swallowed by toddlers and young children

Feb 6, 2019, 9:44 AM

Button batteries are life threatening when swallowed by toddlers and young children - contact medical help immediately and go to hospital if this occurs - see video

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Professor Mike Thomson Facebook Question and Answer session

Nov 16, 2017, 11:19 AM

Professor Mike Thomson took part in a Live Facebook Question and Answer session in association with London Medical Concierge. Watch the video here.

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The Need for Endoscopy in Children

Jul 1, 2016, 11:10 AM

I have just published an article in Nature reviews of gastroenterology and hepatology which examines the need for endoscopy in children, including upper GI endoscopy and ileo-colonoscopy.

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Gastroenteritis and associated problems

May 27, 2016, 8:27 AM

Quite often we see gastroenteritis which then leads to a child’s gut being sensitised to various proteins such as cow’s milk protein, wheat protein, soya protein, egg protein or others and this can cause an irritable bowel syndrome-type picture in a child.

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Dr Mike Thomson is now a Professor

Jan 22, 2016, 1:17 PM

Dr Mike Thomson is delighted to announce he is now Professor Mike Thomson.

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European Endoscopy Paediatric Summer School

Oct 28, 2015, 9:03 AM

We ran the European Endoscopy Paediatric Summer School in Sheffield last week and we had people from 25 different countries coming to train with us from as far a field as Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, United States, Hong Kong and Singapore and it was a fantastic experience for all…

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Managing constipation

Aug 1, 2014, 4:30 PM

Normal bowel patterns are very variable in children of all age groups. Weaver and Steiner have shown that 85% of 1 to 4 year olds pass stools once or twice a day and 96% do so three times per day to once every other day.1 When there is delay in defaecation with difficulty or distress, the child is…

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Gastro-oesophageal reflux

Jul 4, 2014, 3:00 PM

Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is a symptom not a disease and refers to the involuntary retrograde flow of gastric contents into the oesophagus. It is present in the majority of infants and is illustrated by a spectrum from occasional physiological reflux through to the infant with haematemesis,…

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Recurrent abdominal pain

Nov 11, 2012, 12:00 PM

Chronic or recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) is one of the most commonly encountered events in childhood interfering in the normal lifestyle of up to 10-15 % of all children at some point and described first by Apley who emphasised the role of a thorough history and examination. (Apley 1958) A…

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