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Ep 29 Prof Marc Benninga on Paediatric Abdominal Pain, Constipation and Incontinence
Paediatric gastroenterologist Professor Marc Benninga. Prof Benninga or Marc as he prefers to be called, studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After receiving his Medical degree he worked as a research fellow at the department of paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. He performed extensive research on constipation and faecal incontinence in childhood. Subsequently he was trained in paediatrics at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht, The Netherlands. After his paediatric training he performed research at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia with Geoff Davidson and Taher Omari. During his stay in Adelaide his research focussed on maturation of upper gastrointestinal motility in very young infants. In 1999 he became a staff member in the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and currently he is the head of the department paediatric gastroenterology & Nutrition. The focus of his current clinical and research work is gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, recurrent abdominal pain, constipation, functional non-retentive faecal incontinence and inflammatory bowel disease in childhood. He also played in the Dutch National hockey team and competed at the Olympics in 1988, Seoul.
In todays podcast episode we had a really interesting conversation about pediatric functional abdominal pain, childhood constipation, and fecal incontinence diagnosis and treatments. We even talked about his interest and research in Gut Directed hypnotherapy. Lots and lots to learn. I hope my talk with Marc as interesting and helpful as I did. Please you enjoy my talk with Prof Marc Benninga.
Ep 28 Jackie Berryman & Renuka Clarke on Stoma Therapy
Welcome to another Episode of Talking Gut. Todays talk is about Entero-stomal Therapy. My two guests today are both Stomal therapy nurses at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond Melbourne.
Jackie Berryman is one of two Stomal Therapy Nurses at Epworth Richmond. Jackie came to nursing later in life after many years within the corporate world. She utilized her Arts Degree to enter a Masters of Nursing Science which is a 2 year entry to practice course. In 2011, at the age of 48, Jackie did her graduate nursing at Peter MacCallum and then went on to complete the Graduate Certificate of Stomal Therapy Nursing.
Jackie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Melbourne (also completed as a mature age student), a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Swinburne University of Technology, Masters in Nursing Science and a Graduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy Nursing. She is currently the Treasurer for the Victorian branch of the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses.
Renuka Clarke is the other Stomal Therapy nurse at Epworth Richmond. Renuka has been a nurse for 40 years and still loves it. The last 12 years has been as a Stomal Therapy Nurse.
Renuka has a diverse nursing background commencing in Townsville and then a post graduate placement with Mother Teresa in Kolkata, India. She returned to Melbourne to work in a variety of general nursing roles culminating in Stomal Therapy.
In todays talk we discussed what a stoma is, what’s involved in the process of getting a stoma and the role of the nurses that help patients pre and post-surgery. We also discussed some of the challenges individual with Stomas can face and how these incredible nurses help them manage them.
Ep 27 Prof Lin Chang on Stress and the Gut
Welcome to another Episode of Talking Gut, and today I have the honour of presenting someone a person I deeply respect, Prof Lin Chang. I met prof Chang many years ago while she was visiting Melbourne to present at ANGMA, The Australasian Neurogastroenterolgy and Motility Association conference, and again during DDW conference in Chicago and San Diego.
Please allow me to introduce Prof Chang
Lin Chang, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She serves as the Co-Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience at UCLA. She is also Program Director of the UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. Dr. Chang’s clinical and research expertise is in disorders of brain-gut disorders. Her research focuses on the pathophysiology of IBS related to stress, early life adversity, sex differences, and epigenetic factors, and the treatment of IBS. She is currently the Clinical Research Councilor of the AGA Governing Board. She previously served as President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) and is a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors.
So…todays talk is about Stress and the Gut
We all know stress affects the gut, but how does it all work.
Some things you may know, but Im sure you are going to learn so much more.
We cover everything from how stress affects the gut from a neurobiological perspective, to how stress affects the microbiota,. There is just so much more and I just want to jump straight into it! Lets go!
Please enjoy my conversation with Prof Lin Chang
Ep 26 Dr Helen Burton Murray on Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Welcome to Season 4, of The Talking Gut Podcast show. Wow, It’s been a long time and a lot has happened in the world since my last post, but I am excited to say I am back!, Back with new and truly fascinating episodes about the gut.
Todays topic is Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or ARFID.
Its an episode that has been in the making for some time, and Id like to thank todays guest Dr Helen Burton Murray for her time and patience in bringing this to you.
Just alittle background before we dive in…
Dr. Burton Murray is a psychologist and the Director of the GI Behavioral Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital within the Center for Neurointestinal Health. She is specializes in the intersection of problematic eating behaviors and disorders of gut-brain interaction, including behavioral treatments to improve patients' nutritional status and eating-related quality of life. Dr Burton Murray has also has published in highly regarded research journals and undertaking fascinating research Massachusetts General Hospital.
In todays podcast we discuss
What is ARFID? What is the prevalence, how common is it? What are the potential consequences of ARFID? What is the distinction from classic eating disorders, How do you distinguish ARFID from just Fussy eating and of course, how we discussed evidence based treatments. And of course as always, lots more.!! Please enjoy my conversation with Dr Helen Burton-Murray
Ep 25 Assoc Prof Tiffany Taft on Stigma in Coeliac Disease
Welcome to another episode of Talking Gut
Todays episode is slightly different, It specifically created for Coeliac Australia as part of their 2020 Gluten Free Expo which unfortunately did not going head as an in person. Hopefully this year it will back to somewhat normal
The team at Coeliac Australia do a fantastic job in supporting their members and individuals diagnosed with Coeliac disease and I was excited help out by providing them with a useful episode on stigma in Coeliac disease.
And who else best to talk about Stigma and coeliac disease than Associate Prof Tiffany Taft.
Those that has listened to Episode 6 on the psychosocial impact of IBD, will know Dr. Tiffany Taft is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago Illinois. She also owns a group private practice of psychologists & social workers who work with patients with chronic medical illness.
Dr Taft has worked in the field now known as Psychogastroenterology for the past 15 years during which she published several studies on stigma toward irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, and eosinophilic GI disorders.
Please enjoy my talk with Dr Tiffany Taft on stigma and Coeliac disease.
Ep 24 Dr Zina Valaydon on Hepatology and the Liver
Thank you for tuning into another episode of Talking Gut!
In today’s episode I sat down and talked to Dr Zina Valaydon on Hepatology and the Liver.
Dr Zina Valaydon is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She is the head of the Hepatology service at the Western Hospital in Melbourne Australia.
Zina graduated from The University of Melbourne with a double degree in Medicine and Surgery and Biomedical Science. She completed her physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian college of Physicians
Zina has a PhD in hepatology from the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
What an episode I have install for you. Soo much cool and interesting information on the Liver. What an Organ!
In today's episode, we discussed everything from what the liver is, what it does, the different diseases and treatments, the effect of alcohol and constipation has on the liver, to fatty liver and detox diets, and as always, so much more.
Please enjoy my conversation with Dr Zine Valaydon