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Bowel Sounds Ep. 16: Michael Narkewicz and Zachary Sellers – Liver Disease in Cystic Fibrosis

In this episode, hosts Drs. Jason Silverman and Temara Hajjat talk to Drs. Michael Narkewicz and Zachary Sellers about screening, evaluation and management of children with cystic fibrosis with hepatobiliary involvement and advanced CF liver disease. We review the new consensus recommendations paper published in the May issue of Hepatology (open access link below).  Dr. Narkewicz

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Bowel Sounds Ep. 15: Jason Silverman – Why Pediatric GI Needs Social Media (Special JPGN Episode)

In this episode, hosts Drs. Peter Lu and Temara Hajjat talk to Dr. Jason Silverman about how social media can be used in pediatric gastroenterology for patient care, research, medical education, and professional development.  Dr. Silverman is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Stollery Children's Hospital, where he is

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Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS

NASPGHAN Celebrates Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS

To recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, NASPGHAN would like to highlight Dr. Maria Mascarenhas, a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine expert.  Maria was born in Bangalore, India. After finishing medical school at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India, she moved to the US for a pediatric internship at Downstate Medical Center

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Bowel Sounds Ep. 14: Mike Wilsey – Esophageal Strictures in Children

In this episode, hosts Drs. Peter Lu and Jennifer Lee talk to Dr. Michael Wilsey about the evaluation and management of esophageal strictures in children, including congenital strictures and those arising from eosinophilic esophagitis and caustic ingestions.  Dr. Wilsey is an advanced endoscopist at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL and is

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Bowel Sounds Ep. 13: Matthew Giefer and Brad Pasternak – Tackling Prior Authorizations and Medication Approval

In this episode,  Temara Hajjat and Jenn Lee interview Dr. Matthew Giefer and Dr. Brad Pasternak. Drs. Giefer and Pasternak share their experience advocating for the approval of medications for their patients. The discussion also covers the challenges involved in medication approval, how to approach your local and state representatives, and lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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Bowel Sounds Ep. 12: Ruben Quiros-Tejeira – Multivisceral Transplantation

In this episode, hosts Drs. Temara Hajjat and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Ruben Quiros-Tejeira about multivisceral transplantation in children, covering indications, complications and the importance of multidisciplinary team care in this population. Dr. Quiros-Tejeira is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, a Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery and Medical Director for

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Bowel Sounds Ep. 11: Samuel Nurko – Using Neuromodulator Medications for Functional Abdominal Pain

In this episode, hosts Drs. Peter Lu and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Samuel Nurko about using neuromodulator medications like tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for children with functional abdominal pain disorders, now known as pain-predominant disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBIs).  We discuss the rationale behind using these types of medications and

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