Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Where Is It Leading?

Gastroenterology & Hepatology May 2014, Volume 10, Issue 5 Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has gained a great deal of interest in the past year, and controversy […]

Aspirin Prophylaxis: Putting Gut Bleeds into Perspective

Peter Elwood, DSc, MD, FRCP, FFPH, Hon DSc, together with Gareth Morgan, PhD, here revisit a presentation given by Professor Elwood at the 1st World Congress on Controversies in Gastroenterology, which took place on June 13 to 15, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. How injurious is aspirin prophylaxis on the gut really? Do the risks to gastrointestinal health outweigh the cardiovascular benefits? What contributing factors are at play in gut bleeds in the setting of aspirin prophylaxis? Professor Elwood and Dr Morgan clarify these issues in this editorial. Professor Elwood is an honorary professor and Dr Morgan is a research fellow at Cochrane Institute of Cardiff University School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

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