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Digestive Health Resources for Healthcare Professionals

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we're committed to helping all healthcare professionals improve the quality of life for children with digestive health conditions. Get the latest in gastroenterology and GI surgery information to better your practice and learn about innovation within our various digestive health programs.

Research articles and summaries

Research article

Though IV nutrition was a medical breakthrough, its long-term use could cause serious liver disease in some infants and children. Learn about our team's groundbreaking research on intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD).

Professional resources

Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

 

Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Management

Listen to Edwin Liu, MD, an international leader in the research and management of celiac disease, discuss diagnosis and management of this condition.

Constipation Treatment and Management

In this episode, Joel Friedlander, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Colorado, addresses the management of constipation and the effects of leaving it untreated, especially in young children.

Gastroenterology news

JAMA

Effect of a Low Free Sugar Diet vs Usual Diet on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Adolescent Boys

January 22, 2019

In this study of adolescent boys with NAFLD, 8 weeks of provision of a diet low in free sugar content compared with usual diet resulted in significant improvement in hepatic steatosis. However, these findings should be considered preliminary and further research is required to assess long-term and clinical outcomes.

JAMA Surgery

Biliary-Enteric Drainage vs Primary Liver Transplant as Initial Treatment for Children With Biliary Atresia

January 5, 2019

In this cohort study that included 626 infants with biliary atresia, patients who underwent primary liver transplant had a markedly reduced risk of long-term mortality compared with patients initially managed with biliary-enteric drainage procedure.

JAMA Pediatrics

Accuracy of the Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease Score in Estimating Pre-transplant Mortality Among Pediatric Liver Transplant Candidates

November 1, 2018

In this study of 4298 patients with chronic liver disease identified using the United Network for Organ Sharing pediatric waiting list, pediatric end-stage liver disease scores and mortality were concordant. However, the estimated risk using the score significantly underestimated actual 90-day mortality.

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