UPMC Children’s Pediatric Gastroenterology Faculty to Present at 2021 NASPGHAN and 2021 AASLD

October 6, 2021

Faculty and fellows from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition will present numerous research abstracts at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN) 2021 annual meeting. Below is a summary of activities from faculty as of October 1. Learn more at NASPGHAN 2021 annual meeting website.

Poster Presentations and Abstracts

Presenters: Vikram K. Raghu, MD, Rita Sico, Jeffrey A. Rudolph, MD, George V. Mazariegos, MD; Judy Squires, MD; James E. Squires, MD, MS
Title: Sarcopenia prevalence in pediatric intestinal transplant recipients: implications on post-transplant outcomes 

Elizabeth Sinclair, MD, will be presenting four abstracts during the meeting:
Title: Untargeted Metabolomics in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
Title: Severe Iron Deficiency Anemia due to Whipworm Infestation in an Internationally Adopted Toddler with Trisomy-21 and Duodenal Atresia. 
Title: Repair Evolving Clinical Care in Esophageal Button Batteries: Impact of Expert-Opinion Guideline Adoption and Continued Gaps in Care.
Title: Presentation and Initial Care of Esophageal Button Battery Impactions 2007-2020.

Authors: Kevin Cesa, MD; Whitney Sunseri, MD
Title: Myocarditis and Pericarditis in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Multidisciplinary Review of the Literature.

Lead author: Montserrat Corbera-Hincapie, MD, FAAP
Title: Geospatial Analysis of Food Deserts and Their Impact on Health Outcomes in Children With Cystic Fibrosis.
Additional mentors/authors include Traci Kazmerski; Daniel Weiner; Sandra Kim, MD; Mark Hincapie; Anthony Fabio; Kirsten Kurland. 

Lead author: Xiaoyi Zhang, MD, PhD
Title: Peripheral Blood Monocytosis Is a Novel Biomarker of Long-Term Disease Severity in Pediatric-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Hepatology Director to Chair Transplant Workshop at AADLD 2021

UPMC Children’s new Hepatology Program Director, Simon P. Horslen, MB, ChB, FRCPCH, will chair the Transplant Surgery Workshop at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases “The Liver Meeting®” to be held virtually from November 12-15, 2021.