Klaus Schiller: Pioneering Physician And Gastroenterologist

New Web Home for Center for Gastroenterology

In 1967, Schiller was appointed consultant physician to St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, where he developed a thriving endoscopy unit. His interest led him to make contact with other aspiring endoscopists and the formation of the British Society for Digestive Endoscopy (BSDE), an influential organisation that campaigned successfully for NHS support. With Truelove as president and Schiller as honorary secretary, training courses flourished and regular national and international conferences ensued. While at St Peter’s, Schiller found himself increasingly at odds with what he regarded as political and managerial interference. A passionate supporter of the founding ideals of the NHS, he had no time for Thatcherite fads: he refused to write a “mission statement”, declaring that he was a doctor, not a missionary. Nevertheless, he made a major contribution to the growing reputation of the hospital, especially in gastroenterology and endoscopy. He also established a successful private practice. Schiller was a remarkable stylist and wrote a number of papers and chapters in books, and edited and contributed to three endoscopy-related volumes. The most significant was A Colour Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy (1986, revised 2002). The BSDE was subsumed into the BSG (British Society of Gastroenterologists) and Schiller was elected its vice-president. Schiller was a man of wide-ranging interests. He had a passion for the natural world the wildflowers of the Austrian Alps, migrating birds in Norfolk, and his garden in Oxfordshire.

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The site offers information on the services offered by Northshore Center for Gastroenterology, information for patients who believe they might need to visit the center, and contact information for the center. The site outlines Center for Gastroenterologys approach to treating patients with gastrointestinal disorders. Living with complex gastrointestinal disease, especially those diseases that are chronic such as Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, and intestinal failure, is often a difficult proposition for the patient and their family. Other problems such as difficulty or painful swallowing, abdominal pain, too much gas, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and/or diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and rectal bleeding are no less troubling. These days, patients also have a high degree of sophistication about their conditions and expect through evaluation and treatment, so Northshore Center for Gastroenterology and Nutrition involves patients, their families, and the referring physician in the decision-making process. Also on the site is a detailed description of the facilities operated by the Center for Gastroenterology. The Center for Gastroenterology and Nutrition is committed to providing the Chicago area with a full complement of digestive disease services. Their board-certified physicians and specially trained staff deliver the highest quality care to patients in Chicagoland and beyond. Labs at the Center for Gastroenterology use state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment to ensure early diagnosis and prevention, as well as treatment of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, many types of cancers, and other disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, and rectum. Northshore Center for Gastroenterologys Web site was designed by Linkpoint Media, a Bourbonnais, Illinois-based Web design company specializing in sites for small businesses and nonprofits. Linkpoint Media has also designed sites for Reach a Village, Jimmy Jo’s Barbeque, and the Kankakee chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Find them online at linkpointmedia.com. Submitted by:Ian Matthews Disclaimer: Pressbox disclaims any inaccuracies in the content contained in these releases. If you would like a release removed please send an email to remove@pressbox.co.uk together with the url of the release.

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Gastroenterology experts call for 24-hour service in all UK hospitals

The call comes after a UK-wide audit from the society revealed that nearly half of UK hospitals do not provide an out-of-hours endoscopy service, despite 60% of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding episodes occurring out of normal working hours. According to the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), more than 700 lives could be saved each year if all hospitals offered a 24-hour service. Addressing a meeting at Number 11, Downing Street yesterday to raise awareness of gastroenterological conditions, BSG president, professor Chris Hawkey, said: Our audit has shown that about 80,000 patients a year are admitted with gastrointestinal bleeding, which has an 8% mortality rate. Yet only 55% of trusts at the moment provide a comprehensive out-of-hours GI bleeding service we need to get this to 100%, he added. The BSG is also calling for six new standards of care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease to be implemented by all UK commissioners by October 2010. Readers’ comments (1) Anonymous | 26-Jun-2009 8:24 pm The B.S.G. is correct in calling for a 24/7 service. In my experience, during almost 20 years of endoscopy nursing, most bleeds and other emergencies occurred outside of the normal working day. The equipment is available and I believe that the service should be funded. Patients deserve prompt effective diagnosis and treatment.

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