Recent Publications from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

October 4, 2019 The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is made up of experts constantly working to improve therapies for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas. 

Recent publications from our experts include: 

Sarah Henkel, Mary Ayers, James Squires, Patrick McKiernan, & Robert Squires co-authored a study in the World Journal of Hepatology summarizing the advances made in deciphering the causes of the progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis disorders. 

Dr. Sandra Kim co-authored a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition examining the use of shared decision making between providers and patients when starting biologic therapies.

Vikram Raghu was the lead author for a study in Pediatric Transplantation analyzing outcomes of children who received intestinal transplantations.

Vikram Raghu and Arvind Srinath co-authored a study in Clinical Pediatrics examining the utility of lead screening in children with constipation.

Amrit FRG, Naim N, Ratnappan R, Loose J, Mason C, Steenberge L, McClendon BT, Wang G, Driscoll M, Yanowitz JL, Ghazi A. The Longevity-Promoting Factor, TCER-1, Widely Represses Stress Resistance and Innate Immunity. Nature Comm 10(1):3042, 2019.

Hepatocyte Stress Increases Expression of YAP and TAZ in Hepatocytes to Promote Parenchymal Inflammation and Fibrosis. Mooring M, Fowl BH, Lum SZC, Liu Y, Yao K, Softic S, Kirchner R, Bernstein A, Singhi AD, Jay DG, Kahn CR, Camargo FD, Yimlamai D.

Squires JE, Rudnick DA, Hardison RM, Horslen S, NG VL, Alonso EM, Belle SH, Squires RHLiver Transplant Listing in Pediatric Acute Liver Failure: Practices and Participant Characteristics.  Hepatology 68(6): 2338-2347, 2018.