Tag "gastroenterology"

Three years ago we received a call about a three-month-old boy, Sawyer, and his three-year-old brother, Gavin. We were told that there was something wrong with the baby’s liver and were asked if we were willing to take them. At › Continue Reading

We are excited about this research and the potential for it to help kids with gastrointestinal diseases. Here’s why: 5 REASONS TO BE EXCITED ABOUT SCIENTISTS GROWING HUMAN COLONS:    1. THE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSPLANTATION INTO PATIENTS. Quite a few › Continue Reading

As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I’ve seen my fair share of unusual objects in kids’ stomachs. Recently, I joined my colleagues in their concern for fidget spinners potentially causing serious harm to children. I treated an older child who swallowed a › Continue Reading

Today we’d like to raise awareness for a lesser known eosinophilic condition, eosinophilic gastritis (EG), one of a handful of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs). When families receive a diagnosis for any one of these EGIDs, it can be overwhelming for › Continue Reading

Dining out can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, parents of children with celiac disease may have a different perspective. Some families may not attempt to eat out at all, while others may do it but find it incredibly stressful. › Continue Reading

Celiac disease is a tricky condition. It can take many years to get a diagnosis because it is often missed or mistaken for other conditions. The symptoms are quite vague and some people have no symptoms at all! The Celiac › Continue Reading

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 15, but I didn’t let that stop me from chasing my dreams of playing collegiate soccer. After diagnosis, I continued to participate in sports and other physical activities just like › Continue Reading

Our identical twin daughters, Selah and Shylah, celebrate their second birthday today. And while this is an exciting milestone for any parent, it feels particularly victorious for us because our girls were born conjoined by the lower third of their chests to the navel, and shared › Continue Reading

The Pancreas Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the only centers in the United States that is dedicated to caring for children with pancreatic diseases. So to honor those patients who are fighting this painful disease, Cincinnati Children’s › Continue Reading

When your child is diagnosed with celiac disease, deciding what to eat can feel overwhelming! That's why we've put together a list of safe and unsafe ingredients for kids and parents to reference. The good news is that there are many gluten-free grains › Continue Reading
While inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be a very frustrating condition for many children – and some may wonder if the symptoms will ever end – there is much to be hopeful about. About 80% of our patients are truly › Continue Reading

Some parents might be surprised to learn that more and more children are being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, which is an inflammation of the pancreas. It occurs in about 1 in 10,000 kids of all ages, including infants and toddlers. › Continue Reading

Ten years ago, it was starting to become clear that my 12-year-old son was not well. At first I’d assumed his string of occasional fevers and complaints of stomach pain were just everyday viruses. However, I soon realized he was › Continue Reading

As most parents know, toddlers love to put things in their mouths. This is the main reason why ingestion of non-food items, or “foreign bodies,” is a common problem in children less than 3 years of age. According to the › Continue Reading

  U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were released today for 2015-2016, and Cincinnati Children’s has been named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country for the fifth year in a row. Cincinnati Children’s programs › Continue Reading

When I was 12 years old, after just a few weeks of being sick, I was told I had liver failure and seven days to live. I was immediately listed on the transplant waiting list and miraculously a liver was › Continue Reading

“You want a child with a little fire in them…it makes them strong!” We always kept this in mind when Claudia was a toddler because that fire would get her to try stuff and accomplish things we did not think › Continue Reading

As both a pediatric surgeon and a researcher, I have dedicated my career to caring for and investigating potential therapies for patients with intestinal failure. Even though we have been studying the human intestine for decades, there is so much › Continue Reading

The dangers of acetaminophen overdose and the damaging effects to the liver have been known for some time. I published a paper on it in the Journal of Pediatrics in 1998 as a part of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition › Continue Reading

A new study shows that non-invasive imaging technique, called magnetic resonance elastograpy (MRE) can help physicians detect fibrosis (scarring) in children, which is an obesity-related problem. Chronic liver diseases, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), are increasingly common in › Continue Reading

It’s a three-peat! U.S. News & World Report announced their Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today, and we are honored to be named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country, for the third year in a row. In addition to › Continue Reading

When Alex Jofriet was nine years old, his weight dropped to 50 pounds. At first his parents thought he was simply a picky eater, but he was sick and in pain all of the time. Doctors ultimately diagnosed him with › Continue Reading

One of the exciting things about my role at Cincinnati Children’s is being part of initiatives that are truly changing the way we approach healthcare and improve the quality of life for children and their families. A great example is › Continue Reading

If you don’t keep track of how you’re doing, there’s no way to know if you’re getting better. That’s why we measure just about everything at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We’re dedicated to providing better outcomes for children, a › Continue Reading