According to the Dutch physician Herman Boerhaave, we should 'keep the head cool, the feet warm and the bowels open.' In 1724 Boerhaave also described oesophageal rupture. Dr Catherine Baldwin tells us more about this eponymous syndrome.
Not clear on the difference between an Ivor-Lewis, McKeown or minimally invasive oesophagectomy? Dr Stephen Ford outlines all you need to know.
First described in Far East Prisoners of War during WW2, refeeding syndrome describes a series of metabolic and biochemical changes that occur as a consequence of reintroducing feeding after a period of starvation or fasting. Dr Ruby Groome tells us more.
Dr Michael Treece highlights the effects of chronic malnutrition on respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, endocrine and GI physiology in patients with anorexia.
Dr Stephen Bishop explains the aetiology and management of "Black Oesophagus", also known as Acute Oesophageal Necrosis Syndrome or Gurvit's Syndrome.