Upfront January 2012
The stain on the carpet: alcohol consumption in the UK
The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) has been at the forefront of raising awareness with ‘the authorities’ of the risks of alcohol consumption in the UK. These risks are not just the concern of hospitals, but of society and policy makers. A survey commissioned by the BSG is our lead-off article in 2012. Using the well-established YouGov polling methodology it depicts the background of what presents to hospitals. The inter-relationship of the drinks industry campaigns and drinking behaviour – across all ages and strata – are starkly brought out, and make sobering reading as we start a New Year.
Cross-sectional imaging over barium: trends in small bowel imaging
Helen Bungay in Oxford presents an evidence based, safety minded, financially considered article on imaging for small bowel Crohn's, with …