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South African Gastroenterology Review - Volume 11, Issue 3, 2013
Volume 11, Issue 3, 2013
Author Reid AllySource: South African Gastroenterology Review 11 (2013)More Less
This will be my last editorial as Adam Mahomed will be taking over as Editor. I have also moved on from SAGES council having served the Society for many years. I enjoyed my time on Council and will miss the many friends/friendships engendered. I believe the Society and its Council members, past and present have worked tirelessly to improve both the Standard of Practice as well as the Education of Gastroenterology in South Africa. I trust that they will continue to do so, the task always being made easier by Karin Fenton.
Author Paul GoldbergSource: South African Gastroenterology Review 11 (2013)More Less
The doyen of South African Gastroenterology and Life President of the Society, Professor Solly Marks, passed away on the 19th October 2012. He was a mentor to many of us. The 2013 SAGES congress will be the first ever that he will not attend. He will be there in name and, I am sure, in spirit. One of his legacies is this vibrant society. We must look after it and make sure it continues to be relevant to South African Gastroenterology.
Author Ernst FredericksSource: South African Gastroenterology Review 11, pp 11 –18 (2013)More Less
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer worldwide and is the second commonest cause of cancer-related mortality. The life-time incidence of CRC in an average risk population is 5% and progressively increases after the age of 50. Although commonly regarded as a western disease associated with a western lifestyle, the incidence of CRC has steadily been increasing in the developing world. This is attributed directly to economic development and the adoption of a western lifestyle. It appears therefore that both genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of colon cancer. Despite availability of effective screening strategies, aggressive surgical and oncological therapies, little progress has been made in the successful management of advanced CRC. This, despite better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in colorectal carcinogenesis.
Source: South African Gastroenterology Review 11, pp 19 –22 (2013)More Less
Granulomatous hepatitis is not an uncommon finding on liver biopsy specimens, with various aetiologies. Geographical location affects likely aetiologic causes. This case report presents one case of granulomatous hepatitis, reviews current literature, and offers a brief approach to investigation and management of this condition.
Source: South African Gastroenterology Review 11, pp 23 –24 (2013)More Less
Collagenous Gastritis is a rare gastrointestinal disease. It is described in children and young adults and is clinically characterised by abdominal pain and severe anaemia. Histologically it is characterised by an irregular thickening of the subepithelial collagen layer. More than 30 cases have been described in the literature from around the world. We describe the first case that we are aware of from Africa.
Report-back of clinical training in paediatric gastroenterology - University Hospital Antwerpen, BelgiumAuthor Tim De MaayerSource: South African Gastroenterology Review 11 (2013)More Less
After meeting Prof Jan Taminiau at the Post-Graduate Paediatric Gastroenterology course in Stellenbosch in 2012, the idea of coming to Belgium for a while to learn more clinical gastroenterology was born. Paediatric gastroenterology is in its infancy in many parts of South Africa, and this seemed like a great opportunity to gain exposure in an academic, first world setting under expert supervision. Prof Taminiau worked in Amsterdam but is currently doing sessional work in the University Hospital in Antwerp. He put me in contact with Dr Els Van de Vijver, the local paediatric gastroenterologist in charge of the unit. As Antwerp is also the place I grew up in, the language barrier and accommodation were not much of an issue to me.