Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Publications

Below are listed selected publications by faculty members in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  For a more complete list, please click on the faculty member’s name to the right side of the page.

Selected PubMed Publications

Use of a Real Time Viewer for Endoscopic Deployment of Capsule Endoscope in the Pediatric Population.
Bass LM, Misiewicz L
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2012 Jun 6; :
PMID: 22684350
Successful resolution of inflammation and increased regulatory T cells in sirolimus-treated post-transplant allograft hepatitis.
Ekong UD, Mathew J, Melin-Aldana H, Wang D, Alonso EM
Pediatric transplantation 2012 Mar; 16(2):165-75
PMID: 22360400
Complete immunosuppression withdrawal and subsequent allograft function among pediatric recipients of parental living donor liver transplants.
Feng S, Ekong UD, Lobritto SJ, Demetris AJ, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P, Alonso EM, Philogene MC, Ikle D, Poole KM, Bridges ND, Turka LA, Tchao NK
JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2012 Jan 18; 307(3):283-93
PMID: 22253395
Gestational alloimmune liver disease in cases of fetal death.
Whitington PF, Pan X, Kelly S, Melin-Aldana H, Malladi P
The Journal of pediatrics 2011 Oct; 159(4):612-6
PMID: 21592512
P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 is needed for sequential recruitment of T-helper 1 (Th1) and local generation of Th17 T cells in dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) colitis.
Brown JB, Cheresh P, Zhang Z, Ryu H, Managlia E, Barrett TA
Inflammatory bowel diseases 2011 Aug 29; :
PMID: 22009715
Identification of specific foods responsible for inflammation in children with eosinophilic esophagitis successfully treated with empiric elimination diet.
Kagalwalla AF, Shah A, Li BU, Sentongo TA, Ritz S, Manuel-Rubio M, Jacques K, Wang D, Melin-Aldana H, Nelson SP
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2011 Aug; 53(2):145-9
PMID: 21788754
Hedgehog activity, epithelial-mesenchymal transitions, and biliary dysmorphogenesis in biliary atresia.
Omenetti A, Bass LM, Anders RA, Clemente MG, Francis H, D Guy C, McCall S, Choi SS, Alpini G, Schwarz KB, Diehl AM, Whitington PF
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 2011 Apr; 53(4):1246-58
PMID: 21480329
Lymphocte activation markers may predict the presence of donor specific alloreactivity in pediatric living related liver transplant recipients.
Ekong UD, Luo X, Yu M, Wang D, Miller SD, O'Gorman MR
Human immunology 2011 Feb 25; :
PMID: 21315129
Milk fat globule-EGF factor 8 is a critical protein for healing of dextran sodium sulfate-induced acute colitis in mice.
Chogle A, Bu HF, Wang X, Brown JB, Chou PM, Tan XD
Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.) 2011 Feb 4; :
PMID: 21308148
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma in type 2 progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis.
Bass LM, Patil D, Rao MS, Green RM, Whitington PF
BMC gastroenterology 2010; 10:30
PMID: 20226067
How Reliable Are the Rome III Criteria for the Assessment of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children?
Chogle A, Dhroove G, Sztainberg M, Di Lorenzo C, Saps M
The American journal of gastroenterology 2010 Dec; 105(12):2697-701
PMID: 20808296
Pediatric health-related quality of life: Feasibility, reliability and validity of the PedsQL transplant module.
Weissberg-Benchell J, Zielinski TE, Rodgers S, Greenley RN, Askenazi D, Goldstein SL, Fredericks EM, McDiarmid S, Williams L, Limbers CA, Tuzinkiewicz K, Lerret S, Alonso EM, Varni JW
American journal of transplantation: official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2010 Jul; 10(7):1677-85
PMID: 20642689
Novel mechanism of fetal hepatocyte injury in congenital alloimmune hepatitis involves the terminal complement cascade.
Pan X, Kelly S, Melin-Aldana H, Malladi P, Whitington PF
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 2010 Jun; 51(6):2061-8
PMID: 20512994
Once daily calcineurin inhibitor monotherapy in pediatric liver transplantation.
Ekong UD, Bhagat H, Alonso EM
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2010 Apr; 10(4):883-8
PMID: 20420643
Toll-like receptor 2-mediated peptidoglycan uptake by immature intestinal epithelial cells from apical side and exosome-associated transcellular transcytosis.
Bu HF, Wang X, Tang Y, Koti V, Tan XD
Journal of cellular physiology 2010 Mar; 222(3):658-68
PMID: 20020500
Cross-sectional analysis of health-related quality of life in pediatric liver transplant recipients.
Alonso EM, Limbers CA, Neighbors K, Martz K, Bucuvalas JC, Webb T, Varni JW
The Journal of pediatrics 2010 Feb; 156(2):270-6.e1
PMID: 19846110
Recommendations for evaluation and treatment of common gastrointestinal problems in children with ASDs.
Buie T, Fuchs GJ, Furuta GT, Kooros K, Levy J, Lewis JD, Wershil BK, Winter H
Pediatrics 2010 Jan; 125 Suppl 1:S19-29
PMID: 20048084
Partial protection against Helicobacter pylori in the absence of mast cells in mice.
Ding H, Nedrud JG, Wershil B, Redline RW, Blanchard TG, Czinn SJ
Infection and immunity 2009 Dec; 77(12):5543-50
PMID: 19822650
5-ASA inhibits epithelial beta-catenin activation in chronic ulcerative colitis.
Brown JB, Lee G, Managlia E, Grimm GR, Dirisina R, Goretsky T, Cheresh P, Blatner NR, Khazaie K, Yang GY, Li L, Barrett TA
Gastroenterology 2009 Oct 28; :
PMID: 19879273
Linear growth patterns in prepubertal children following liver transplantation.
Alonso EM, Shepherd R, Martz KL, Yin W, Anand R
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2009 Jun; 9(6):1389-97
PMID: 19459820
Outcomes in pediatric autoimmune hepatitis.
Greene MT, Whitington PF
Current gastroenterology reports 2009 Jun; 11(3):248-51
PMID: 19463226
Exploring the role of mast cells in eosinophilic esophagitis.
Wershil BK
Immunology and allergy clinics of North America 2009 Feb; 29(1):189-95, xiii
PMID: 19141354
An evaluation of the model for end-stage liver disease and serum C-reactive protein as prognostic markers in intestinal failure patients on parenteral nutrition.
Putchakayala K, Polensky S, Fitzhugh J, Cohran V, Buchman A, Fryer J
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition 2009 Jan-Feb; 33(1):55-61
PMID: 18941030
Bone mineral density in children exposed to chronic glucocorticoid therapy.
Cohran VC, Griffiths M, Heubi JE
Clinical pediatrics 2008 Jun; 47(5):469-75
PMID: 18378941
Seasonal variation in the presentation of abdominal pain.
Saps M, Blank C, Khan S, Seshadri R, Marshall B, Bass L, Di Lorenzo C
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2008 Mar; 46(3):279-84
PMID: 18376244
Tubulointerstitial nephritis: an extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn disease in children.
Marcus SB, Brown JB, Melin-Aldana H, Strople JA
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2008 Mar; 46(3):338-41
PMID: 18376255
Intestinal permeability and effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus therapy in children with short bowel syndrome.
Sentongo TA, Cohran V, Korff S, Sullivan C, Iyer K, Zheng X
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 2008 Jan; 46(1):41-7
PMID: 18162832

Estella M Alonso, MD
Lee M Bass, MD
Jeffrey B Brown, MD
Heng-Fu Bu, PhD
Ashish S Chogle, MBBS, MPH
Valeria C Cohran, MD
Udeme D Ekong, MD
Mark H Fishbein, MD
Maria T Greene, MD
Amir F Kagalwalla, MBBS
Joshua D Prozialeck, MD
Miguel Saps, MD
Jennifer Strople, MD
Xiao-Di Tan, MD
Barry K Wershil, MD
Peter F Whitington, MD