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Tips on how to present on Mr Moore’s ward rounds

2023-02-27T15:49:08+00:00

Tips on how to present on Mr Moore's ward rounds What Mr Moore looks for in a consultant ward round presentation There is a long tradition of consultant surgeon teaching ward rounds in the UK.  Students and trainee doctors gain from them by seeing numerous patients with differing pathologies and by having teaching from an [...]

Tips on how to present on Mr Moore’s ward rounds2023-02-27T15:49:08+00:00

Colonoscopy Course Algorithm

2023-02-27T15:43:59+00:00

Colonoscopy Course Algorithm Algorithm that Mr Moore regularly teaches on JAG colonoscopy technique training courses The following ordered steps can be used to advance a colonoscope towards the caecum while using controlled fine movements of the cogs.  This algorithm can be particularly helpful when you come to a difficult bend or you start to loop [...]

Colonoscopy Course Algorithm2023-02-27T15:43:59+00:00

SHO (ST1-ST2) Information

2023-02-27T15:45:04+00:00

SHO (ST1-ST2) Information A Moore-Ridings SHO writes here about their post. (Please note that Mr Moore now leads a different firm with Mr Lamah and that his timetable has changed since this article was written). SHO with Moore/Ridings Firm The workload of the team is spread primarily over two sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital [...]

SHO (ST1-ST2) Information2023-02-27T15:45:04+00:00

Laparoscopic skills station

2023-02-27T15:27:33+00:00

Laparoscopic trainer Please ask Mr Moore if you wish to access the laparoscopic trainer Hand-eye coordination is essential for laparoscopic surgery and practice makes perfect!  The Digestive Diseases department at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals has a digital laparoscopic trainer and laparoscopic instruments available for use 24 hours a day.  We are very grateful to [...]

Laparoscopic skills station2023-02-27T15:27:33+00:00

Sepsis – A Short Synopsis for Foundation Year (FY) doctors

2023-01-19T13:45:06+00:00

Sepsis - A Short Synopsis for Foundation Year (FY) doctors Lola Eid-Arimoku (surgical registrar to Mr Moore 2014) writes here about sepsis Sepsis In terms of clinical importance, incidence, prevalence, health burden (morbidity and mortality), sepsis is one of the most important conditions that you will come across in your daily practice.   Septic patients [...]

Sepsis – A Short Synopsis for Foundation Year (FY) doctors2023-01-19T13:45:06+00:00

Bowel or Colorectal Cancer

2023-01-18T18:08:13+00:00

Bowel or Colorectal Cancer Information about bowel cancer and the new keyhole operations available for selected patients. Bowel cancer is common, especially in the Western World.  It is the third most common cancer in the UK.  It is also called colon cancer or rectal cancer.  The prognosis has been very poor for bowel cancer patients [...]

Bowel or Colorectal Cancer2023-01-18T18:08:13+00:00

Colorectal Cancer Follow Up Guidelines

2023-02-27T15:37:50+00:00

Colorectal Cancer Follow Up Guidelines Here are the current follow up guidelines for patients in Mr Moore's clinic who have had previous colorectal cancer treatment with curative intent CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen) tumour marker blood testing Ideally check CEA every 6 months for 3 years and then annually after that until the patient is not [...]

Colorectal Cancer Follow Up Guidelines2023-02-27T15:37:50+00:00

Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines

2023-01-22T08:30:02+00:00

Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines Guidelines for post-polypectomy surveillance First ask if the baseline colonoscopy achieved caecal intubation with adequate bowel prep and clearance of all premalignant polyps. Consider site-check for 10-19mm non-pedunculated colorectal polyps without histological confirmation of complete excision. Large (>20mm) non-pedunculated colorectal polyps With histological R0 en bloc excision - One-off surveillance [...]

Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines2023-01-22T08:30:02+00:00

Anal Cancer

2023-01-18T17:41:51+00:00

Anal Cancer Fortunately anal cancer is rare but it can give the exactly same symptoms as piles. Anal cancer is rare, much less common than bowel cancer.  The symptoms of anal cancer can be exactly the same as haemorrhoids, often giving bleeding and irritation.  If a person has new anal or bowel symptoms that do [...]

Anal Cancer2023-01-18T17:41:51+00:00

Diverticular Disease

2023-01-18T17:38:57+00:00

Diverticular Disease This common benign condition can cause abdominal pain, change in bowel habit and bleeding out of the anus. Diverticular disease is a very common condition in mature people especially in the Western World.  It is thought that people develop diverticular disease because there is not enough bulky moist fibre in their diets.  This [...]

Diverticular Disease2023-01-18T17:38:57+00:00
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