In this new interactive quiz, we present a case of a 2-year-old boy with significant failure to thrive and nonbloody, nonbilious vomiting.
Data from previous studies suggest that gut microbiota play a critical part in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, researchers compared the intestinal microbiota of newly diagnosed pediatric patients with IBD with that of healthy siblings and healthy controls.
BASDs impair the primary pathway of bile acid synthesis and lead to reduced primary bile acids, upregulated synthesis of cholesterol, and production and accumulation of hepatotoxic atypical bile acids.
The FDA has expanded the approval of a drug used for the treatment of C. difficile infection to include pediatric patients aged 6 months and older.
Ingestion of foreign bodies is a frequent occurrence among children, with coins being the most common in the United States and Europe.
At a clinic in the East African country of Tanzania, a 4-year-old boy presented for evaluation of scrotal swelling. The boy appeared underweight and stunted. He had been of normal weight until 4 months of age, followed by decelerated weight velocity with an abrupt plateau.
In this commentary, Vrinda Bhardwaj, MD, from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, highlights dietary strategies and challenges for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis in children.
Jordan Watson, MD, from Thomas Jefferson University, discusses the importance of early acid suppression in young children and its effect on bone health later in life.
A 3-week-old neonate, born at 37 3/7 weeks’ gestational age, presented to our clinic after 5 days of projectile, nonbilious emesis and poor weight gain.
The authors of a new study presented at the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course sought to determine metrics of pharyngeal contraction and upper esophageal sphincter relaxation pressures of children during swallow, as well as to identify associated factors that affect these metrics.