Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Research and Innovation

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A New Protocol for Endoscopic Pancreatic Function Tests in Children

After realizing that testing methods varied widely, pediatric gastroenterologists are suggesting a uniform approach to ensure an accurate assessment of pancreatic function.

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Type of Anorectal Malformation at Birth is Predictive of Fecal Continence

Study also finds fecal continence rates for children born with ARMs are lower than previously reported.

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A New Therapeutic Era in Pediatric Functional and Motility Disorders

20 years ago, treatment options were limited for children with functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders. Now, a growing list of drugs, behavioral and dietary care plans, and an advanced, forward-looking technique – neuromodulation – are transforming pediatric GI care.

Jennifer L Dotson, MD, MPH

Home Infusions Are a Viable Option for Children, Teens With IBD

Treatment shown to cut time away from school and work, and has proven safe.

Chronic Pancreatitis: Pediatric and Adult Cohorts Show Similarities in Disease Progress Despite Different Risk Factors

A large, international study highlights room for improvement in care and transition of patients ages 17 to 24 years old.

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Development of Innovative Scoring Systems for Sickness and Tissue Damage From Clostridium difficile Colitis

Researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital use a collaborative approach to combat a serious health care threat.

Molly C. Dienhart, MD

ARFI Supports Liver Fibrosis Scanning in Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome

The procedure accurately and noninvasively measures liver fibrosis, showing potential as a method to  monitor liver disease.