How to find 'relevant' medical information on Google
I have to start by saying that Googling is just wonderful. Google offers access to millions of libraries at the touch of a button. But the internet is huge / massive and contains all sorts of information; highly scientific, state of the art, to totally irrelevant and sometimes even incorrect misguiding information.
So this is what this page is about, cautious googling for medical information.
Please do not 'NOT' Google though. This is 2016 ! I Google for everything I do not know and so should you. I do not believe in what my professors and teachers used to say about not accessing information or the internet. But I will strongly advise cautious googling and perhaps stick to consulting peer reviewed medical sites in the first instance.
In my view these are one of the best sources for medical information ...
..... and here are a few more links, some articles authored by me
Afzal N, Thomson M. Constipation in children. GP Online. 10th Oct 2007.
Afzal NA, Thomson M. Constipation in children. Independent Nurse Volume 2008, Issue 9. Published Online Feb 18, 2014
Afzal NA, Tighe MP, Thomson MA. Constipation in children. Ital J Pediatrics. 2011 Jun 13;37:28. doi: 10.1186/1824-7288-37-28. Review
Tighe M, Afzal NA, Bevan A, Hayen A, Munro A, Beattie RM. Pharmacological treatment of children with gastro-oesophageal reflux. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Nov 24;11:CD008550. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008550.pub2.
Tighe M, Martin J, Afzal NA. Guideline debrief: GORD in children. 2 hours CPD. Pulse Learning. (34 Reviews - Readership Rating of 4 out of 5 stars)
Tighe MP, Afzal NA, Bevan A, Beattie RM. Current pharmacological management of gastro-esophageal reflux in children: an evidence-based systematic review. Paediatric Drugs. 2009;11(3):185-202. doi: 10.2165/00148581-200911030-00004.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Tighe MP, JR Fraser Cummings, Afzal NA. Nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease: primary or adjuvant therapy. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care 2011 Sep; 14(5): 491-6
Beattie RM, Croft NM, Fell JM, Afzal NA, Heuschkel RB. Inflammatory bowel disease. Archives of diseases in childhood
Saha A, Afzal NA. Key questions on gastroenteritis in children. 1.5 hours CPD. Pulse Learning. (62 reviews – Readership Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars)
Afzal NA, Thomson M. Diarrhoea and gastroenteritis in the infant and young child. The journal of family health care 2002; 12 (6):146-150
ENDOSCOPY IN CHILDREN
Rahman I, Patel P, Boger P, Rasheed S, Thomson M, Afzal NA. Therapeutic upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy in Paediatric Gastroenterology. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Mar 16;7(3):169-82. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i3.169. Review.
Rahman I, Patel P, Boger P, Thomson M, Afzal NA. Utilisation of magnets to enhance gastrointestinal endoscopy. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2015 Dec 25;7(19):1306-1
Afzal NA, Thomson M. Interventional Endoscopy: recent innovations. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, management. 5th edition.
Afzal NA, Heuschkel RB. Alternative Medical Treatment. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, management. 4th edition.
DIVERTICULAR DISEASE IN CHILDREN
Afzal NA, Thomson M. Diverticular disease in adolescence. Balliere’s best practice & research: Clinical gastroenterology; 16 (4): 621-34
A number of charities who are doing some wonderful work providing upto date information to families on various bowel conditions. Their websites are also a great resource for information