ARCH members were thrilled to attend a talk in London today (22ndJune, 2012) by Dr Antony Hobson about the diagnostics from the smart pill, which is used to measure gut activity over a period of time, that cannot be measured by traditional investigative procedures, such as barium and endoscopy/colonoscopy
Dr Hobson works closely with eminent gastroenterologist Prof Qasim Aziz from Princess Grace hospital and is currently doing trials on patients suffering with diabetes.
During the lecture ARCH members were shown slides on how the pill can measure transit, gut activity and ph levels all of which can give lots of information on gut related disorders.
‘All ARCH colon therapists undertake 30 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional
Development) per year and this gave us a real opportunity to see how various traditional gut tests are being compared with the images produced from the smart pill, says ARCH Chair Gillian Edwards.’
We are always looking for ways of improving our knowledge of how the gut works and all members who attended the event resoundingly enjoyed the lecture.
We were also able to give information regarding our experience with patients, especially with relation to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which 1 in 5 people suffer with at any time.
This is ARCH’s 25th Anniversary year and we are focusing our attention on this chronic condition so any opportunities for education are very valuable.