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Dr A Koulaouzidis

MD, FEBG, FRSPH, FRCP (Edin), DM

Personal Details

  • Name

    Anastasios (a.k.a. Tassos) KOULAOUZIDIS

  • Nationality

    Greek (Born in Thessaloniki, Greece)
    British (naturalisation)

  • Address for
    Correspondence

    Endoscopy Unit
    Centre for Liver & Digestive Disorders
    Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
    51 Little France Crescent
    Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
    EH16 4SA

  • Current
    position

    Associate Specialist in Gastroenterology
    The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
    Centre for Liver & Digestive Disorders
    51 Little France Crescent
    Old Dalkeith Road
    EH16 4SA
    Tel: +44(131)-2421126 secretary: +44(131)-2421619
    Fax: +44(131)-2421618
    Work e-mail: Tassos.Koulaouzidis@luht.scot.nhs.uk
    Email: akoulaouzidis@hotmail.com

  • Summary
    I am an experienced gastroenterologist with more than 15 years of postgraduate medical experience.

    I qualified in Medicine in Thessaloniki, Greece and had postgraduate and specialist training in Greece and Britain.

    I have been Associate specialist in Gastroenterology since 2009, working at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland.

    I practice general (luminal) Gastroenterology, with a subspecialty interest in capsule endoscopy, small-bowel diseases, device-assisted enteroscopy and iron deficiency anaemia.

    I am experienced in upper & lower GI endoscopy (diagnostic & therapeutic), capsule endoscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy & minimally-invasive endoscopy (e.g. single-use and conventional trans-nasal UGI endoscopy) and wireless motility capsule.

    I teach endoscopy to medical colleagues and specialists nurses and I have been commended for this role a few times.

    My current research interest is capsule endoscopy and/or devices of similar platform.

    I am Editor-in-Chief of 2 specialty journals & acted as Academic editor-in-chief for the World Journal of Gastroenterology (2010-2013); I am member of the Editorial and/or advisory boards of several other Journals.

    I also acts as peer-reviewer for several medical journals. I have published widely on collagenous colitis, anaemia, soluble transferrin receptors, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and - of course - capsule endoscopy.

Medical and
postgraduate
education

  • Medical Degree
    (MD)

    February 1995

    (‘Ptychio Iatrikes’ – MD equivalent) Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece University details available at: http://www.med.auth.gr/en/index.asp
  • MRCP (UK)

    November 2004 – MRCP (Edin)

  • ALS Provider

    June 2006

    (valid for a period of 4 years), attended updates 2011,2012,2013
  • Law and
    Medical
    Ethics

    May 2007

    7-module e-learning Course, University of Edinburgh(3 modules completed)
  • CCT
    (Gastroenterology)

    December 2007, Prefecture of Athens, Greece

    (on GMC Gastroenterology Specialist Registry since April 2008)

  • FRCP (Edin)

    June 2013

  • Doctorate
    of Medicine

    matriculation date Dec 2011 – graduation (tbc) Nov 2014
    Thesis successfully defended in Jul 2014

    Medical School, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • PhD studies

    Matriculation date Sept 2014 (tbc)

    Lund University, Sweden

Professional bodies &
membership
Specialty societies

GMC/in Specialist Registry (Gastroenterology), reg.no. 4493411
Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh & London (MRCP), Member no. 84882
Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh FRCP (Edin), elected June 2013
Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology (FEBG), Fellowship no. 673
Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH), Fellowship no. 010985
I am also a member of the following professional societies:
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), Membership no. 08910
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), Membership no. 2606
European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), Membership no. 2339
Scottish Society of Gastroenterology (SSG)
Scottish Society of Physicians (SSP)
International Club of Ascites (ICA)
International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO)
Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (PCSG)
European Association for Trans-luminal Surgery (EATS)
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Grants / awards
Visiting Fellow ESGE Postgraduate grant 2010
(Prof P Deprez; Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc – €1,500)
ESGE Given Imaging Research Grant 2011 (€8,000)
Innovation Initiative Grant 2011, University of Edinburgh (£2,220)
Poster Award at 29th GEEW, Brussels 2011
The Global Directory Who’s Who 2014
Grants applied for:
Latsis Foundation grant (€15,000): “Capsule Endoscopy: Advancing Patient Safety with Computational Methods” - Cooperation with Greece & USA-based IT engineers

Clinical Experience

Working history

  • Associate Specialist in Gastroenterology Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE), Scotland (Apr 2009 – present)
  • Staff Physician in Gastroenterology Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE), Scotland (Feb 2008 – Mar 2009)
  • Staff Physician (General Medicine & Gastroenterology) Llandudno General Hospital, Wales (Mar 2007 – Jan 2008)
  • Specialist Registrar (LAT), General (Internal) Medicine & Gastroenterology Warrington General Hospital, Cheshire (Jan 2006 – Feb 2007),
  • Registrar (LAS), General (Internal) Medicine & Gastroenterology Warrington General Hospital, Cheshire (Sept 2005 – Jan 2006)
  • Registrar (LAS), Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine Royal Liverpool Hospital, Merseyside (Jun 2005 – Aug 2005)
  • Senior Clinical Fellow, General (Internal) Medicine & Gastroenterology Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Gateshead (Aug 2004 – May 2005)
  • Clinical Fellow, General Medicine, Gastroenterology & Cardiology Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Gateshead (Aug 2003 – Aug 2004)
  • Staff Physician, General Medicine & Gastroenterology Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (RAEI), Wigan (Feb 2003 – Aug 2003)
  • Senior House Officer, Endocrinology, Geriatrics and Gastroenterology Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (RAEI), Wigan (Aug 2002 – Feb 2003)
  • Trainee (Specialty Registrar) in Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology 1st IKA Hospital of Athens, Greece (Jul 2001 – Aug 2002)
  • House Officer, General Medicine and Gastroenterology Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (RAEI), Wigan (Feb 2001 – Jul 2001)
  • Senior House Officer in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine Ippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece (Sept 1998 – May 2000)
  • Medical Officer in the Greek Army Forces 501st Cavalry Battalion (Giannitsa) & 314th Mechanical Support Regiment (Thessaloniki), Greece (Nov 1996 – May 1998)
  • Rural doctor & Senior House Officer Goumenissa General Hospital, Kilkis, Greece (Apr 1995 – Nov 1996)

Specialty Experience

Gastroenterology/background

I have worked in the specialty for the last nine years. Since February 2009, my practice has been completely independent both in the outpatient clinic setting, as well as in performing diagnostic & therapeutic endoscopies. My gastroenterology experience includes inflammatory bowel disease, upper GI emergencies (bleeding, food bolus obstruction, variceal management), coeliac disease & malabsorption, anaemia & iron deficiency, liver disease (acute & chronic liver failure), portal hypertension & complications (ascites, encephalopathy).

Gastroenterology/practical skills

  • Upper GI endoscopy (>5,000); this including both diagnostic and therapeutic tests
  • Emergency endoscopy (>50, adrenaline injection, clip application, heater probe, variceal banding)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy (>700); both diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Rigid proctoscopy & haemorrhoidal banding
  • Colonoscopies (>2,500); diagnostic and therapeutic (polypectomy, EMR, polyp loop,APC and clip application)
  • Polypectomy >1,000 polyp (all sizes) removals
  • Capsule Endoscopy > Oesophageal & small-bowel administration and video sequence analysis (>1,500)
  • Ascitic fluid aspiration and drain (>500)
  • I am currently working towards obtaining further substantial experience in double-balloon endoscopy>

Research / Audit &
Education



Research
Clinical Trials
Clinical Audits
Teaching
Courses/Symposia I co-organised
Visiting fellowships in other Tertiary GI Units
Involvement with committees
Courses / Symposia attended in the last 10 years
Clinical research CPD courses
Congresses / Conferences attended in the last 10 years
Member of editorial boards / Journal referee































Research

I have an h-index of 15 (total citations: 646; i10-index: 22) details available at:
http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=dlhcoy0AAAAJ&hl=en
Further information can be retrieved from:
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anastasios_Koulaouzidis
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=koulaouzidis
  • http://65.54.113.26/Author/55269133/anastasios-koulaouzidis
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4CUUm963Fk
  • http://www.frontiersin.org/people/AnastasiosKoulaouzidis/57048/profile
  • http://www.biomedexperts.com/Profile.bme/1653976/ANASTASIOS_KOULAOUZIDIS
  • http://glenlivet.mph.ed.ac.uk/endo/research/research.htm
  • http://www.frontiersin.org/people/AnastasiosKoulaouzidis/57048/profile
I am actively involved and I am passionate in capsule endoscopy research (both clinical and developmental). Information about international collaborations and ongoing projects can be found at:
  • http://is-innovation.eu/
  • http://www.alimentaryinnervations.com/news.html
I have also worked on soluble transferrin receptors (sTfR) and their clinical use in the investigation algorithm of iron deficiency anaemia.
Moreover, I have an interest in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and several publications on this subject, including two narrative reviews on SBP and one systematic review on the use of reagent dipsticks and their validity in diagnosis of SBP.
Lastly, my other clinical interest relates to the endoscopic findings of microscopic/collagenous colitis; I have contributed with case series, letters and a systematic review on the colonoscopic findings in collagenous colitis.




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Clinical Trials

I have substantial experience in recruiting patients for clinical trials: ‘A combination of PillCam®SB2 and SmartPill® in the investigation of patients referred for assessment of small-bowel Crohnʼs disease and association with faecal calprotectin levels’ (2012); details available at: http://www.esge.com/assets/downloads/pdfs/newsletter/2012/03newsletter_esge_12.pdf
I have been involved in recruiting patients in the TARGET, ‘TPMT: AZA response to genotype & enzyme testing’ clinical trial. The trial was funded by the DoH Pharmacogenetics Programme and recruited 1,000 subjects mostly from gastroenterology & rheumatology clinics. Warrington Hospital has entered the study in June 2006 and on two occasions (July & September 2006) was recognised as the best recruiting centre of the trial.
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Clinical Audits

  • 2008 – to date
    Continuous capsule endoscopy clinical audit’ The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  • 2006
    ‘Management of ascites in liver cirrhosis’,
    ‘Alcoholic hepatitis in a DGH’,
    ‘Audit of documentation of iron deficiency prior to investigations’
    Warrington General Hospital, Warrington
  • 2005
    ‘The use of sTfR in clinical practice and iron deficiency states’
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Gatesheadv
  • 2004
    ‘ ‘ERCP Audit’
    Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (RAEI), Wigan
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Teaching

I have been involved in the teaching of clinical undergraduate students both in terms of bed-side and small-group tutorial teaching throughout my postgraduate career. This includes both general medical and gastroenterology teaching. I have also taught nurse endoscopists and junior registrars during their first steps in GI endoscopy, GPs on several occasions on GI related subjects, junior colleagues and nurses during ward rounds, grand rounds (both in clinics and inpatient setting). I have attended a ‘teach the teacher’ course and the ‘train the trainer in colonoscopy’ course in June 2009.



Courses/Symposia I co-organised

  • IEEE BIBE 2013 Special session:Advanced Concepts in Endoscopic Imaging & Engineering – Chania, Crete, Nov 2013
  • 2nd UK capsule endoscopy Symposium – RCPE, Edinburgh, Feb 2012
  • Advances in Collagenous Colitis & Differential Diagnosis – The Dakota Hotel, Edinburgh, Feb 2012
  • Medical Specialty training in Greece & Abroad – HelMSIC, Alexandroupolis (Greece), Mar 2008



Visiting fellowships in other Tertiary GI Units

  • EUS & Pancreas Unit; University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela – Spain, Dec 2013 (tbc)
  • Department of Endoscopic Research & International Education-Prof H Yamamoto – Jichi (Japan), Mar 2011 Double-balloon endoscopy & ESD techniques review/training
  • Gastroenterology Unit; Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc-Prof P Deprez – Brussels (Belgium), Nov 2010 General therapeutic endoscopy & EUS techniques review/training




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Involvement with committees

  • I have been twice (2011, 2012) candidate in the elections for the individual Members representative of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  • I am member of LASAC (Lothian Associate Specialist and Specialist Doctors Committee)
  • I am evaluator for the European Commission call 'Personalizing health and care' (H2020-PHC-2014)
  • I have applied to become member of the ESGE Quality Improvement committee (small-bowel)
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Courses / Symposia attended in the last 10 years

Professional / Career promoting courses
  • ISCMedical – Interview Skills for Consultant Interviews – London, Jun 2013
  • ISCMedical – Leadership & Management Course – London, Jun 2013
  • SAS Educational Evening Update – RCPE, Edinburgh, Jun 2013
  • The Consultant’s interview – Personal coaching, Jun 2013
  • Celtic New Consultants Forum – Hilton Dunkeld House, Perthshire, Nov 2011
Endoscopic skills courses
  • Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Live Porcine model Hands-on EMR & ESD workshop – Rotterdam, Dec 2013
  • 17th Amsterdam - Live Endoscopy – Amsterdam (Netherlands), Dec 2013
  • EndoSwiss 2013 – Live “International Course on Therapeutic Endoscopy” – Zurich (Switzerland), Jun 2013
  • 1st Advanced Neuro-gastro Diagnostic training day – Royal Society of Medicine, London, Jan 2012
  • 29th Gastroenterology & Endotherapy EU Workshop – Brussels Exhibition Centre, Brussels (Belgium), Jun 2011
  • St Mark’s Hospital Polypectomy Day – St Mark’s Hospital, London, Jun 2011
  • The 13th European Capsule Endoscopy Advanced Course – South Tyneside NHS Trust, London, Apr 2011
  • Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced course – IRCAD/EITS, Strasbourg (France), Apr 2011
  • Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopy Masterclass – West of Scotland Endoscopy Centre, Glasgow, Jan 2011
  • St Mark’s Hospital Polypectomy day – St Mark’s Hospital, London, Jul 2010
  • Advanced Endoscopy Study Day – Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Jun 2010
  • 28th Gastroenterology & Endotherapy EU Workshop – Brussels Exhibition Centre, Brussels (Belgium), Jun 2010
  • The Inaugural UK Capsule Endoscopy Symposium – The Source, Meadowhall, Sheffield, Jun 2010
  • JAG ‘Train the Colonoscopy Trainer’ – James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, Dec 2009
  • Small-bowel symposium – St Mark’s Hospital, London, Apr 2009
  • Interventional GI Endoscopy techniques course – IRCAD/EITS, Strasbourg (France), Jul 2008
  • 7th European Capsule Endoscopy combined course – South Tyneside NHS Trust, Durham, May 2008
  • JAG ‘Intermediate Skills in Colonoscopy – Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, Jul 2007
  • St Mark’s Colonoscopy workshop – St Mark’s Hospital, London, Mar 2007
  • JAG ‘Basic Skills in Colonoscopy’ – Castle Hill Hospital, Jan 2007
  • Basic Therapeutic GI Endoscopy-Practical Module – St Mark’s Hospital, London, Jun 2006
  • St Mark’s Colonoscopy workshop – St Mark’s, London, Feb 2006
  • Pilot upper GI therapeutic Endoscopy course – Mersey School of Endoscopy, Liverpool, Jul 2005
Specialty CPD courses/meetings
  • Falk Workshop, Falk Symposium 192 – Paris (France), May 2014
  • GastroInternational Day 2014 – Barcelona (Spain), May 2014
  • IBD; Today-and-Tomorrow – UMC, Amsterdam (Netherlands), Apr 2014
  • 3rd Annual UK Scientific Meeting in IBD – London, Mar 2014
  • Masterclass on Pancreatic Diseases & Pancreatic Insufficiency – Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Mar 2013
  • Falk Workshop, Falk Symposium 183 – Basel (Switzerland), May 2012
  • 1st BSG Supraregional meeting: Challenges in Gastroenterology & Workshop – RCPE, Edinburgh, Feb 2012
  • Modern Management of Pancreatic Disease – The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Jun 2013
  • The future of TIPSS in treatment of portal hypertension & its complications – GORE, Edinburgh, Jan 2011
  • The Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition – St James University Hospital, Leeds, Sept 2009
  • 12th advanced course on Gastroenterology & Hepatology – RCPE, Edinburgh, Feb 2008
  • Gastroenterology for the Generalist & the Specialist – RCPE, Edinburgh, Nov 2007
  • Oxford Ulcerative Colitis Masterclass – Dr S Travis, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Sept 2007
  • UCL Hepatology: An Evidence Based Approach – RF & UCL Medicine, London, Sept 2007
  • 11th Advanced Course on Gastroenterology & Hepatology – RCPE, Edinburgh, Jan 2007
  • 10th Advanced Course on Gastroenterology & Hepatology – RCPE, Edinburgh, Jan 2006
  • Practical Gastroenterology Symposium – Dr John Davies (MES), Oxford, Apr 2005
  • Postgraduate lecture on hepatitides – Greek Gastroenterology Society, Thessaloniki (Greece), Jan 2005
  • Nutrition matters-Study Day – Nutrition & Dietitic Services, Gateshead NHS trust, Oct 2004
  • Coeliac Disease Symposium – European Institute of Healthcare, Barcelona (Spain), Mar 2004
  • 8th International Liver Symposium – Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, Jun 2003
  • Hepatology 2003 Symposium – Royal Free Hospital, London, Jan 2003
General (Internal) Medicine CPD courses
  • Acute Medicine-Hammersmith Medicine – Hammersmith Medicine, London, Jun 2009
  • Practical Rheumatology symposium – Dr John Davies (MES), Oxford, Sept 2007
  • The Innovators: United to Improve Patient Care – Chester, Apr 2007
  • Practical Clinical Medicine Course – Dr John Davies (MES), Oxford, Sept 2006
  • Practical Respiratory Medicine symposium – Dr John Davies (MES), Cambridge, Jul 2006
  • Resuscitation Council (UK): ALS course – Warrington Hospital, Warrington, Jun 2006
  • General Medicine for the Physician – RCP, Birmingham, May 2006
  • Practical Cardiology Symposium – Dr John Davies (MES), Oxford, Apr 2006
  • Non-invasive ventilation – London Clinical courses-excellence in Medicine, London, Jan 2006
  • Medical Emergencies-A guide for the trainee doctors – UCL Medical School, London, May 2005
  • Respiratory Medicine-One day Symposium – RCPE, Edinburgh, Mar 2005
  • Medical Registrar 2004: How to run an acute medical take – MA Healthcare Ltd, London, Nov 2004
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Clinical research CPD courses

  • Developing a Cochrane Diagnostic Accuracy Test Review – The Dutch Cochrane Centre, Amsterdam, Sept 2011
  • Teach the teacher Course – Apply2Medicine.co.uk, London, Nov 2007
  • How to Practice Evidence Based Health Care – WTCRF Edinburgh, Jun 2006
  • Writing a Journal Article – RCPE, Edinburgh, May 2006
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Congresses / Conferences attended in the last 10 years

  • BSG Annual Meeting 2014, Manchester, Jun 2014
  • UEG week 2013, Berlin (Germany), Oct 2013
  • BSG Annual Meeting 2013, Glasgow, Jun 2013
  • DDF Annual Meeting 2012, Liverpool, Jun 2012
  • UEGF/19th United European Gastroenterology Week 2011, Stockholm (Sweden), Oct 2011
  • ICCE / International Conference on Capsule Endoscopy, Paris (France), Aug 2010
  • BSG Annual Meeting 2010, Liverpool, Mar 2010
  • EUROSON 2009 / BMUS Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, Dec 2009
  • UEWG/WOCG (GASTRO 2009), London, Nov 2009
  • BSG Annual Meeting 2009, Glasgow, Mar 2009
  • UEGF/16th United European Gastroenterology Week 2008, Vienna (Austria), Oct 2008
  • EASL Monothematic Conference: PBC, Newcastle, Dec 2007
  • BSG Annual Meeting 2007, Glasgow, Mar 2007
  • BSG Annual Meeting 2006, Birmingham, Mar 2006
  • UEGF/13th United European Gastroenterology Week 2005, Copenhagen (Denmark), Oct 2005
  • BSG Annual Meeting 2005, Birmingham, Mar 2005
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Member of editorial boards / Journal referee

I am the Editor-in-Chief of the following newly lodged Specialty Journals:
  • Global Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    http://www.synergypublishers.com/editor-in-chief-tassos-koulaouzidis/
  • Contemporary Digestive Research & Technologies
    http://cdrt.uscip.org/About.aspx
I am an Associate Editor of the Gastroenterology & Science
http://www.ashdin.com/journals/ges/editors/
I also served as Academic Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Gastroenterology (2010-2013), for which I organised the following manuscripts:
  • Amini M, Runyon B. Alcoholic hepatitis 2010: A clinician’s guide to diagnosis and therapy
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957598/
  • Stoita A et al. Review of screening for pancreatic cancer in high risk individuals
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3103788/
  • Koulaouzidis A et al. Distinct colonoscopy findings of microscopic colitis: Not so microscopic after all?
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3209563/
Furthermore, I am member of the following Editorial or Advisory Boards:
  • Journal of Clinical & Experimental Gastroenterology
    http://www.dovepress.com/honorary-editorial-board-clinical-and-experimental-gastroenterology-edboard34
  • Annals of Hepatology
    http://www.wjgnet.com/1948-5182/edboard.htm
  • World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    http://www.wjgnet.com/2150-5349/edboard.htm
  • World Journal of Surgical Procedures
    http://www.wjgnet.com/2219-2832/edboard.htm
  • World Journal of Clinical Cases
    http://www.wjgnet.com/2307-8960/edboard.htm
  • World Journal of Meta-analysis
    http://www.wjgnet.com/wjma/edboard.htm
  • Frontiers in Internal Medicine
    http://community.frontiersin.org/people/AnastasiosKoulaouzidis/57048
  • Journal of Bioscience & Medicine
    http://www.jbscience.org/index.php?journal=jbscience&page=about&op=editorialTeamBio&path%5B%5D=59
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Journal of Clinical & Translational Hepatology
    http://www.jcthnet.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=101&Itemid=514
  • Swiss Journal of Medical Science
    http://www.swissjournals.org/editorial/
  • Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Research
    http://www.ghrnet.org/index.php/joghr/about/editorialTeam
  • Journal of Gastroenterology, Pancreatology & Liver Disorders
    http://symbiosisonlinepublishing.com/gastroenterology-pancreatology-liverdisorders/editorialboard.php
I regularly review articles for the following Journals:
  • African Journal of Food Science
  • Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Annals of Hepatology
  • BMJ - case reports
  • Clinical Medicine: Gastroenterology
  • Digestive Diseases & Sciences
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy Open Access
  • Gastroenterology Research and Practice
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
  • Human Immunology
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Journal of Hepatology
  • Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Supportive Care in Cancer
  • World Journal of Gastroenterology
  • World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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Publications
Presentations



Chapters in Books
Original papers
Meta-analyses, systematics reviews & narrative reviews
Editorials
Case reports
Letters to the Editor
Under review
Poster Presentations
Oral presentations
































Chapters in Books

  • Rondonotti E, Koulaouzidis A, Pennazio M. Capsule endoscopy in patients with OGIB. Springer Publishers, for the Handbook on Capsule Endoscopy Ed M McAlindon, Publication year 2013
  • Koulaouzidis A, Douglas S, Plevris JN. Oesophageal Capsule endoscopy. Springer Publishers, for the Handbook on Capsule Endoscopy Ed M McAlindon, Publication year 2013
  • Koulaouzidis A, Rondonotti E, deFranchis R. Portal Hypertensive Enteropathy and Obscure GI Bleeding. Wiley Publishers, for the Endoscopy in Liver Disease, Eds John Plevris, Peter Hayes, Patrick Kamath and Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song
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Original papers

  • Iakovidis D, Koulaouzidis A. Automatic lesion detection in capsule endoscopy based on color saliency; closer to an essential adjunct for reviewing software? Gastrointest Endosc 2014. In press
  • Docherty E, Koulaouzidis A, et al. The use of small-bowel capsule endoscopy in patients with chronic kidney disease. J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2014. In press
  • Karargyris A, Koulaouzidis A. OdoCapsule: Next Generation Wireless Capsule Endoscopy with Accurate Localization and Video Stabilization. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2014. In press
  • Koulaouzidis A et al. A simplified Lewis Score performs well in capsule endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2014. In press
  • Rondonotti E, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Utility of three-dimensional image reconstruction in the diagnosis of small-bowel masses in capsule endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2014. In press
  • Karargyris A, Rondonotti E, Mandelli G, Koulaouzidis A. Evaluation of 4 three-dimensional representation algorithms in capsule endoscopy images. World J Gastroenterol 2013;19:8028-33.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Three-dimensional representation software as image enhancement tool in small-bowel capsule endoscopy: A feasibility study. Dig Liver Dis 2013;45:909-14.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Plevris JN. Detection of the ampulla of Vater in small bowel capsule endoscopy: experience with two different systems. J Dig Dis 2012;13:621-7.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. The use of small-bowel capsule endoscopy in iron-deficiency anaemia alone; be aware of the young anaemic patient. Scand J Gastroenterol 2012 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. QuickView in small-bowel capsule endoscopy is useful in certain clinical settings, but QuickView with Blue Mode is of no additional benefit. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Blue mode does not offer any benefit over white light when calculating Lewis score in small-bowel capsule endoscopy. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2012;4:33-7.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Lewis score correlates more closely with fecal calprotectin than Capsule Endoscopy Crohn's Disease Activity Index. Dig Dis Sci 2012;57:987-93.
  • Krystallis C, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Chromoendoscopy in small bowel capsule endoscopy: Blue mode or Fuji Intelligent Colour Enhancement? Dig Liver Dis 2011;43:953-7.
  • Newman WG, Payne K, Tricker K, Roberts SA, Fargher E, Pushpakom S, Alder JE, Sidgwick GP, Payne D, Elliott RA, Heise M, Elles R, Ramsden SC, Andrews J, Houston JB, Qasim F, Shaffer J, Griffiths CE, Ray DW, Bruce I, Ollier WE; TARGET study recruitment team. A pragmatic randomized controlled trial of thiopurine methyltransferase genotyping prior to azathioprine treatment: the TARGET study. Pharmacogenomics 2011;12:815-26.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Fecal calprotectin: a selection tool for small bowel capsule endoscopy in suspected IBD with prior negative bi-directional endoscopy. Scand J Gastroenterol 2011;46:561-6.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. A ferritin level >50 μg/L is frequently consistent with iron deficiency. Eur J Intern Med 2009;20:168-70.
  • Moschos J, Kouklakis G, Leontiadis GI, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Three-hour postprandial pH monitoring study correlation with endoscopy in gastro-oesophageal reflux. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2007;17:180-1.
  • Paikos D, Gatopoulou A, Moschos J, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Banding hemorrhoids using the O'Regan Disposable Bander. Single center experience J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2007;16:163-5.
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Meta-analyses, systematics reviews & narrative reviews

  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Optimising lesion detection in small-bowel capsule endoscopy; from present problems to future solutions. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014. In press
  • Iakovidis DK, Koulaouzidis A. Software challenges in Capsule Endoscopy. World J Gastroenterol 2014. In press
  • Koulaouzidis A, Plevris JN. Investigating the Small-Bowel: A Brief and Concise Update. Glob J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013;1: 18-28.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Small-bowel capsule endoscopy: A ten-point contemporary review. World J Gastroenterol;19:3726-46.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Do prokinetics influence the completion rate in small-bowel capsule endoscopy? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Curr Med Res Opin 2013 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Diagnostic yield of small-bowel capsule endoscopy in patients with iron-deficiency anemia: a systematic review. Gastrointest Endosc 2012;76:983-92.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Saeed AA. Distinct colonoscopy findings of microscopic colitis: not so microscopic after all?World J Gastroenterol 2011;17:4157-65.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Soluble transferrin receptors and iron deficiency, a step beyond ferritin; systematic review. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2009;18:345-52.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Douglas S. Capsule endoscopy in clinical practice: concise up-to-date overview. Clin Exp Gastroenterol 2009;2:111-6.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. World J Gastroenterol 2009;15:1042-9.
  • Azam F, Koulaouzidis A. Hepatitis B virus and hepatocarcinogenesis. Ann Hepatol 2008;7:125-9.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Leucocyte esterase reagent strips for the diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a systematic review. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2008;20:1055-60.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Tseung A. New Diagnostic Approaches to Iron Deficiency Anaemia: From ferritin to ZnPP and sTfR and back to ferritin again. CME Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 2007;8:10-13.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis. Postgrad Med J 2007;83:379-83.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Moschos J. Bouveret’s syndrome. Ann Hepatol 2007;6:89-91.
  • Karagiannidis A, Karavalaki M, Koulaouzidis A. Hepatic Sarcoidosis – Concise Review. Ann Hepatol 2006;5:251-56.
  • Karagiannidis A, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Hepatic hydrothorax. Annals of Gastroenterology 2006;19:265-269.
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Editorials

  • Dabos K, Koulaouzidis A. Portal hypertensive enteropathy, occult bleeding, and capsule endoscopy: where do we go from here? Dig Dis Sci 2014;59:899-901.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Dabos KJ. Looking forward; not necessarily the best in capsuleendoscopy? Ann Gastroenterol 2013;26:365-67.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Karargyris A. Three-dimensional image reconstruction in capsule endoscopy. World J Gastroenterol 2012;18:4086-90.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Plevris JN. Colon capsule endoscopy for detection of polyps and cancers: a step closer to non invasive colon screening? J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2011;41:124-5.
  • Koulaouzidis A. Diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: an update on leucocyte esterase reagent strips. World J Gastroenterol 2011;17:1091-4.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Leucocyte esterase reagent strips & SBP: what now? Ann Hepatol 2008;7:255-6.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Skin manifestations in liver disease. Ann Hepatol 2007;6:181-84.
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Case reports

  • Sigounas D, Koulaouzidis A. Video of the month. Am J Gastroenterol 2014;109:472.
  • Saeed AA, Koulaouzidis A. Macroscopic Findings of Microscopic Colitis: Quid Videritis. Glob J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013;1:74-5.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Karargyris A. Application of 3D-Representation Algorithms in Small-Bowel Capsule Endoscopy. Glob J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013;1:2-3.
  • Smirnidis A, Alexandridis E, Koulaouzidis A. Colonic lacerations, mucosal scars and image enhancement: an on-the-spot diagnosis. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2013;19:54-5.
  • Madalinski M, Koulaouzidis A. Collagenous colitis with mucosal tears in two proton pump inhibitors and non steroidal naive patients who developed metachronous cancer. J Dig Dis 2013;14:51-3.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Madalinski M. Diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia of the colon. Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny 2012;7:108-110.
  • Koulaouzidis A. Unique endoscopic findings in lymphocytic colitis. Arab J Gastroenterol 2011;12:203-4.
  • Yung DE, Lam JH, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Medical image. Small bowel diverticulosis: a rare cause of iron deficiency anaemia. N Z Med J 2011;124:87-8.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Portal hypertensive enteropathy in small-bowel capsule endoscopy. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012;10:e54-5.
  • El Ramli R, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Rupture of a big ovarian cyst and pneumoperitoneum post-colonoscopy & endoscopic mucosal resection. Arab J Gastroenterol 2011;12:154-5.
  • Sidhu SK, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Coeliac disease inducing mesenteric lymphadenopathy and intussusception. Intern Med J 2011;41:434.
  • Mitchell T, Christie E, Syed H, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Adult ischemic necrotizing enterocolitis. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2010; 20:412-13.
  • Siddiqui TS, Irfan-ul-Haq, Dar F, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Mucocele of the appendix: an unusual cause of disturbed bowel habits. Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2010;20:482-3.
  • Joshi V, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Actinomycotic liver abscess: a rare complication of colonic diverticular disease. Ann Hepatol 2010;9:96-8.
  • Ahmed I, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Metastasis of ulcerative colitis in peristomal skin-an extremely rare case. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2009;18:257.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Portal Hypertensive enteropathy & capsule endoscopy. Ann Hepatol 2009;8:150.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Pseudomelanosis duodeni. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2008; 27: 134
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Gallstone ileus–Clinical vistas. CMAJ 2008;179:859.
  • Jumma O, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Cocaine-induced spinal cord infarction. Postgrad Med J 2008;84:391.
  • Ahmed I, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma as a rare cause of ascites: a case report. J Med Case Rep 2008;2:121.
  • Habib SF, Muhammad R, Koulaouzidis A, Gasem J. Pulmonary embolism after sclerotherapy treatment of bleeding varices Ann Hepatol 2008;7:91-3.
  • Haris M, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Wegener’s Granulomatosis–Clinical vistas. CMAJ 2008;178:25-6.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Multifocal cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts and medullary sponge kidneys. Intern Med J 2008;38:140-2.
  • Haris M, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Angiosarcoma of the scalp with pulmonary metastases. Intern Med J 2007;37:833.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Medical Image – Intestinal neurofibromatosis. N Z Med J 2007;120:U2781.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Retroperitoneal fibrosis – Clinical vistas. CMAJ 2007;177:1027.
  • Koulaouzidis G, Said E, Argyropoulou C, Koulaouzidis A. Clinical Quiz – a family's name for a familial disease. Saudi Med J 2007;28:1616-7.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Clinical Images–Pseudo-Pott’s Disease. J Pak Med Assoc 2007;57:474.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Leiper K. Tripe palms or acanthosis palmaris. Intern Med J 2007;37:502.
  • Kouklakis G, Mpoumponaris A, Zezos P, Moschos J, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Cholestatic hepatitis with severe systemic reactions induced by trimethoprim-sulfomethoxazole. Ann Hepatol 2007;6:63-65.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Nitrofurantoin-induced combined lung and liver toxicity. Ann Hepatol 2007;6:119-21.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Colonic spirochetosis associated with dermatomyositis. Endoscopy 2007;39 Suppl 1:E30-1.
  • Kouklakis G, Mpoumporanis A, Moschos J, Koulaouzidis A, et al. An unusual complication of a usually'innocent' parasitic worm. Dig Surg 2007;24:177-8.
  • Bhat S, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Image of the Quarter: Hepatic Amyloidosis, an unusual case of abnormal LFTs. J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2007;37:21-23.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Said E. Clinical Quiz–Clubbing in a patient with liver disease. Saudi Med J 2007;28:481-2.
  • Paikos D, Moschos J, Tzivles D, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Gastric inflammatory fibroid polyp or Vanek’s tumour. Dig Surg 2007;24:231-3.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. PBC associated pustular vasculitis. Ann Hepatol 2006;5:177-8.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis(LIP) in patient with autoimmune hepatitis-the liver and the lung. Ann Hepatol 2006;5:170-1.
  • Bhat S, A Koulaouzidis, et al. Central Pontine Myelinolysis. Ann Hepatol 2006;5:291-92.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Mucosal tears can occur spontaneously in collagenous colitis. Endoscopy 2006;38:549.
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Letters to the Editor

  • Sigounas D, Koulaouzidis A, et al. Pyobilia seen in small-bowel capsule endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2014. In press
  • Koulaouzidis A. Technology status evaluation report on wireless capsule endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2014;79:872-3.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Prokinetics in small-bowel capsule endoscopy: smart use is the key. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014;26:492-3.
  • Karargyris A, Koulaouzidis A. Capsule-odometer: a concept to improve accurate lesion localisation. World J Gastroenterol 2013;19:5943-6.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Response. Gastrointest Endosc 2013;78:801.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Karargyris A. Use of enhancement algorithm to suppress reflections in 3-D reconstructed capsule endoscopy images. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2013;5:465-7.
  • Koulaouzidis A. Upper oesophageal images and Z-line detection with 2 different small-bowel capsule systems. World J Gastroenterol 2012;18:6003-4.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Soluble transferrin receptors (sTfR) for iron deficiency detection in the acutely ill, hospitalized patients. Isr Med Assoc J 2011;13:647-8.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. 12. The Edinburgh experience with two small-bowel capsule endoscopy systems. Gastrointest Endosc 2011;74:941.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Tracheal aspiration of capsule endoscopes: completing a cases compilation. Dig Dis Sci 2011;56:3101-2.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Identification of the ampulla of Vater during oesophageal capsule endoscopy: two heads and viewing speed make a difference. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2011;23:361.
  • Koulaouzidis A. Mucosal scars in collagenous colitis. Gastrointest Endosc 2010;71:221-2.
  • Koulaouzidis A. Comments on the editorial by Riggio & Angeloni on ascitic fluid analysis. World J Gastroenterol 2009;15:6137-8.
  • Koulaouzidis A. Microscopic colitis and endoscopy. Neth J Med 2009;67:316.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Aspiration of video capsule: a rare but potentially life-threatening complication to include in your consent form. Am J Gastroenterol 2009;104:1602-3.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Transferrin receptor level as surrogate peripheral blood marker of iron deficiency states. Scand J Gastroenterol 2009;44:126-7.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Successful treatment of CD colitis with intravenous immunoglobulins. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2008;17:353-5.
  • El-Ramli R, Koulaouzidis A. An unusual cause for anaemia. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2008;17:353.
  • Koulaouzidis A, J Gasem. Comments on "Can clear ascitic fluid appearance rule out spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?" by Chinnock and Hendey. Am J Emerg Med 2008;26:623.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Bhat S. Factors that affect abdominal pain during colonoscopy. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2008; 20: 151-2
  • Koulaouzidis A, S Bhat. ‘Comments on the review article: Ascites in cirrhosis: a review of management and complications’ Neth J Med 2008;66:177.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Soluble transferrin receptors and comparison with bone marrow iron stores: comments on a study. Pathology 2007;39:609-10.
  • Koulaouzidis A. Paracentesis in the management of ascites. Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2007;68:622.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Dipsticks for Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis: Comments on a long-awaited Study report. Hepatology 2007;46:1666-7.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Bedside leucocyte esterase reagent strips in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2007;19:913.
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. For Dr. Choi's Epub study "Combination index of sTfR and MCH for evaluating iron deficiency in end-stage renal disease". Ann Hematol 2007;86:545.
  • Koulaouzidis A, Bhat S. Investigating iron status in microcytic anaemia: Zn-protoporphyrin & sTfR have a role. BMJ 2006;333:972.
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Under review

  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Characterisation of an indeterminate ileocaecal valve "lesion" by colon capsule endoscopy. Int J Colorectal Dis 2013
  • Koulaouzidis A, et al. Chewing gum and completion rate in small-bowel capsule endoscopy: meta-analyzing data
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Poster Presentations

  • Evaluation of 4 publicly available 3D reconstruction algorithms for capsule endoscopy’ UEGW, Oct 2013
  • ‘Revisiting the "Mass or Bulge" question in capsule endoscopy; Preliminary results of 3D software application’ UEGW, Oct 2013
  • ‘Lewis Score in small-bowel capsule endoscopy & Faecal Calprotectin; As good as it gets’ UEGW, Oct 2013
  • ‘3D reconstruction in capsule endoscopy; A feasibility study’ BSG Annual Meeting 2013, Glasgow, June 2013
  • ‘The use of prokinetics in small-bowel capsule endoscopy: A systematic review & meta-analysis’ BSG Annual Meeting 2013, Glasgow, June 2013
  • ‘Domperidone improves completion rate in small-bowel capsule endoscopy’ BSG Annual Meeting 2013, Glasgow, June 2013 & UEGW, Oct 2013
  • ‘The use of oesophageal capsule endoscopy in patients with haemophilia; Experience from a tertiary Centre’ BSG Annual Meeting 2013, Glasgow, June 2013 & UEGW, Oct 2013
  • ‘Small-bowel capsule endoscopy in patients with unexplained anaemia/GI bleeding & Chronic kidney disease’ BSG Annual Meeting 2013, Glasgow, June 2013 & UEGW, Oct 2013
  • ‘Small-bowel capsule endoscopy for iron-deficiency anaemia alone; experience from a tertiary centre’ SSG Winter Meeting, Stirling, Nov 2011 & DDF 2012, Liverpool, June 2012
  • ‘Endoscopic findings in collagenous colitis; not always microscopic’ SSG Winter Meeting, Stirling, Nov 2011 & DDF 2012, Liverpool, June 2012
  • ‘QuickView in capsule endoscopy: is it enough?’ DDF 2012, Liverpool, June 2012
  • ‘A systematic review of the diagnostic yield of small-bowel capsule endoscopy in patients with iron-deficiency anaemia’ DDF 2012, Liverpool, June 2012
  • ‘Double-balloon colonoscopy: single centre experience in patients with previously failed colonoscopy’ 31st Hellenic Congress of Gastroenterology, Thessaloniki, Oct 2011 & DDF 2012, Liverpool, June 2012
  • ‘Detection of the ampulla of Vater with 2 different systems of small-bowel capsule endoscopy’ 31st Hellenic Congress of Gastroenterology, Thessaloniki, Oct 2011
  • ‘Chromoendoscopy in small-bowel capsule endoscopy: Blue Mode or FUJINON Intelligent Colour Enhancement’ 29th GEEW, Brussels, June 2011; 31st Hellenic Congress of Gastroenterology, Thessaloniki, Oct 2011 & UEGW, Stockholm, Oct 2011
  • ‘Small bowel capsule endoscopy in the investigation of iron deficiency anaemia; referral patterns and clinical outcomes’ BSG Annual Meeting, Liverpool, Mar 2010
  • ‘A faecal calprotectin level of>100µg/g in patients with negative bi-directional endoscopies is associated with high yield of pathology detection by capsule endoscopy’ BSG Annual Meeting, Mar 2010
  • ‘Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy in the investigation of iron deficiency anaemia; referral patterns and clinical outcomes’ SSG Winter Meeting, Dundee, Nov 2009
  • ‘Neural Networks in the prediction of colon cancer’ GASTRO 2009, London, Nov 2009
  • ‘A Faecal Calprotectin Level of >100µg/g is associated with high detection rate of small bowel Crohn’s by capsule endoscopy in those with previously negative investigations’ GASTRO 2009, London, Nov 2009
  • ‘Refining the indications for oesophageal capsule endoscopy in a Tertiary referral centre in Scotland’ UEGW, Vienna, Oct 2008
  • ‘Leukocyte esterase reagent strips (dipsticks) in SBP diagnosis-A systematic review’ ACG Annual Meeting, Oct 2007
  • ‘Intravenous Immunoglobulins for Clostridium Difficile Infection-A systematic review’ ACG Annual Meeting, Oct 2007
  • ‘Colonoscopy scheduling for elderly patients: Morning or afternoon session and does it make a difference’ UEGW & ACG Annual Meeting, Oct 2007
  • ‘Haemoglobin and red cell indexes as predictive factors of gastrointestinal malignancy’ UEGW & ACG Annual Meeting, Oct 2006
  • ‘Predictive value of alarm symptoms in upper gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis’ UEGW & ACG Annual Meeting, Oct 2006
  • ‘Cross-sectional imaging has a place in the investigation of iron deficiency anaemia’ UEGW, Oct 2006
  • ‘Effects of smoking on response rates to infliximab in patients with Crohn’s Disease’ ISG Winter Meeting, Sept 2006
  • ‘PEG - 45 months experience from a District General Hospital’ ISG Spring Meeting, Apr 2006
  • ‘Checking the validity of soluble transferrin Receptors (sTfR) in a District General Hospital’ ISG Spring Meeting, Apr 2006
  • ‘Anaemia in Upper & lower GI malignancies. Taking NICE guidance further’ ISG Spring Meeting, Apr 2006
  • ‘Use of reagent strips in diagnosis of SBP; the benefit for the busy junior clinician’ ISG Spring Meeting, Apr 2006
  • ‘Is the age of 55 for endoscoping dyspeptic patients without alarm symptoms safe?’ BSG Annual Meeting, Mar 2006
  • ‘sTfR is a valuable, resource sparing tool in diagnosis of Fe-deficiency’ BSG Annual Meeting, Mar 2006
  • ‘Validity of sTfR in the investigation of normocytic anaemia: The clinician’s point of view’ UEGW, Copenhagen, Oct 2005
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Oral presentations

Gastroenterology Teaching Day Presentations
  • Warrington Hospital – May 2006: AGA Medical Position statement on Obesity
  • Warrington Hospital – May 2006: AGA Medical Position Statement on food allergy
  • Aintree Teaching Hospital – Feb 2006: Anaemias - Types, Investigation & Management
  • Southport Hospital – Sept 2005: Audit of the use of sTfR in an algorithm to investigate patients with anaemia
  • Freeman Hospital – Mar 2005: The use of sTfR in the investigation of normocytic anaemia
Physicians of Region 1 (North East) Association meeting Presentation
  • Gateshead Hospital – Apr 2005: The audit of investigation of patients with mildly abnormal LFTs
Mersey Region Gastroenterology Group Meeting/ Registrar’s Prize Presentation
  • Liverpool Medical Institute – Apr 2006: one of the 6 finalists of my clinical audit work on sTfR
Hospital Grand Round Presentations
  • RAEI, Wigan – Jan 2003: ‘Two Cases of a rather common disease; Coeliac disease’
  • QEH, Gateshead – Jan 2004: ‘Hepatorenal syndrome; things we easily forget’
  • QEH, Gateshead – Jan 2005: ‘A case that went undiagnosed; coeliac disease’
  • QEH, Gateshead – Mar 2005: ‘Viral Hepatitides’
  • RLUH, Liverpool – Jun 2005: ‘Gastro-oesophageal fistula - A case of extreme stamina’
  • WGH, Warrington – Dec 2006: ‘Audit of treatment of alcoholic hepatitis in a DGH’
  • WGH, Warrington – Dec 2006: ‘Audit of Investigation of IDA in a DGH’
  • LLGH, Llandudno – May 2007: ‘Anaemia of Iron deficiency and BSG guidelines’
  • LLGH, Llandudno – Aug 2007: ‘A case of severe alcoholic hepatitis – scoring systems’
  • RIE, Edinburgh – Sept 2008 : ‘Capsule endoscopy in clinical practice’
  • RIE, Edinburgh – Sept 2008 : ‘Collagenous colitis’
  • RIE, Edinburgh – Sept 2009 : ‘ Eosinophilic oesophagitis’
  • RIE, Edinburgh – Dec 2009 : ‘ Short gut syndrome’
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