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.

Tissue Damage

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.

Worth It

Worth It

Why Wrestling Through the Logistical Challenges of a Multidisciplinary Colorectal Center Matters.

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.

Giving Pediatric GI Fellows a Better Grounding in Nutrition

A recently piloted nutrition curriculum improves knowledge and confidence in this often-overlooked and highly variable domain of pediatric gastroenterology fellowships.

Ross M. Maltz, MD

Stress Alters the Gut Microbiome

Gastroenterologists are no strangers to the link between the brain and the gut. Patients are more likely to experience disease flares, increased inflammation and poor health-related quality of life during periods of stress.