Category: Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist: Interest, attitudes and patterns of practice: DISCUSSION (Part 2)

What is surprising is that the vast majority of gastroenterologists (85%) maintain an interest in hepatology: close to half perform liver biopsies and the majority stated that they treated patients with viral hepatitis. Our survey indicated that gastroenterologists practising at university or large urban centres were less likely than those…

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist: Interest, attitudes and patterns of practice: DISCUSSION (Part 1)

hepatology within gastroenterology

The field of hepatology, at least in academic circles, appears to be evolving into a distinct subspecialty away from its roots in gastroenterology. Despite this, training in hepatology at most Canadian universities remains a part of training in general gastroenterology, and the perception of hepatology throughout most of the nongastroenterology…

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist: Interest, attitudes and patterns of practice: RESULTS (Part 4)

The practice of hepatology: trends in the pattern of practice With regard to the changes in the pattern of practice of hepa-tology over time, hepatologists (n=20) and gastroenterologists (n=181) reported a similar proportional increase in clinical time devoted to liver disease. Thirty-seven per cent of gastroenterologists and 30% of hepatologists…

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist: Interest, attitudes and patterns of practice: RESULTS (Part 3)

The practice of hepatology: comparing hepatologists with gastroenterologists Comparing the respondents who identified themselves as hepatologists (n=20), including those who considered themselves both (n=6), with those who identified themselves as gastroenterologists (n=181), hepatologists were more likely to be female (30% versus 10% of all questionnaire respondents multivariate analysis P=0.032) and…

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist: Interest, attitudes and patterns of practice: RESULTS (Part 2)

Interest in hepatology Although only 10% (20 of 201) of the respondents considered themselves to be hepatologists (six of these 20 respondents identified themselves as combined hepatologists and gastroenterologists), the vast majority (176 respondents; 87%) indicated that they had an interest in hepatology. Excluding the hepatologists, 85% of gastroenterologists (n=179)…

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist

Hepatology and the Canadian gastroenterologist: Interest, attitudes and patterns of practice: RESULTS (Part 1)

gastroenterology

Of the 395 questionnaires sent to CAG members, 219 (55.4%) were returned. Fifteen (3.8%) of the questionnaires were excluded from the analysis (10 respondents returned only half the questionnaire and five questionnaires were illegible). The data from the remaining 204 questionnaires (51.6%) were analyzed although not all respondents may have…