The latest edition of the podcast series Ingest published by the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (PCSG) features a very special guest from the world of gastroenterology. This month, PCSG committee member Dr Charlie Andrews talks to Nobel Prize laureate Professor Barry Marshall, the Director of the Marshall Centre founded in 2007 in his honour, the Western Australian Ambassador for Life Sciences and University of WA Brand Ambassador, about his discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
Professor Marshall, along with his colleague Dr Robin Warren, proved that H. pylori infections cause peptic ulcers and they went on to successfully cultivate the previously unknown bacteria Helicobacter pylori. In 1982, they showed that gastric ulcer patients could only be cured if the bacteria were eliminated. This is now achieved by treatment with antibiotics and gastric ulcers are no longer a chronic illness. Professor Marshall was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his body of work in 2005.
This will be the seventh edition of the very successful podcast series hosted by Dr Charlie Andrews which aims to provide up-to-date, reliable advice to professionals and those with a special interest in gastroenterology within the primary care field. The focus of the series covers when to suspect, how to diagnose, when to refer and how to support patients.
Topics covered include iron deficiency anaemia, coeliac disease and Eosinophilic Oesophagitis and the series has received very positive feedback from the gastroenterology world for its high quality interviews and informative discussions.
To listen to Ingest, head over to the PCSG website www.pcsg.org.uk/ingest or listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or most popular podcast platforms. The episode with Professor Marshall is due to be live on Wednesday 20th April. Please get in touch if want to review.