Ann Ming Yeh

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Probiotics are foods or products that contain live microorganisms that benefit the host when administered. In this clinical review, we evaluate the literature associated with using probiotics in common pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, focusing specifically on antibiotic-associated diarrhea, acute gastroenteritis, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI),(More)
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to optimizing the well-being of children and advancing family-centered health care. Related to this mission, the American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes the increasing use of complementary and integrative therapies for children and the subsequent need to provide reliable information and high-quality clinical(More)
Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa. There is emerging evidence that the brain-gut connection affects inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients more than previously thought. This is evidenced by comorbid mood disorders, irritable bowel symptoms concurrent with(More)
Chronic pain is a growing problem in children, with prevalence as high as 30.8%. Acupuncture has been found to be useful in many chronic pain conditions, and may be of clinical value in a multidisciplinary treatment program. The basic principles of acupuncture are reviewed, as well as studies exploring basic mechanisms of acupuncture and clinical efficacy.(More)
OBJECTIVES Patient activation is an important consideration for improved health outcomes in the management of chronic diseases. Limited English proficiency among patients and primary care providers has been shown to be a predictor for worse health across disease states. We aimed to determine the baseline patient activation measure (PAM) among(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and functional dyspepsia (FD) are common problems in the pediatric population, with up to 7% of school-age children and up to 8% of adolescents suffering from epigastric pain, heartburn, and regurgitation. Reflux is defined as the passage of stomach contents into the esophagus, while GERD refers to reflux symptoms that(More)
A 12-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital with complaints of abdominal pain and an 8-pound weight loss. On evaluation, profound cachexia (BMI 12.65 kg/m) and a large pelvic mass were noted (Fig. 1). Laboratory studies were significant for C-reactive protein (C-RP) = 7.9 mg/ dl, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) = 65 mm/h, albumin = 2.7 g/dl and(More)
An 11-year-old previously healthy female presented with a 1-week history of jaundice and fatigue. Her aspartate aminotransferase (AST) level was 1,420 U/L, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) 1,044 U/L, total bilirubin 16.5 mg/dL and international normalized ratio (INR) for prothrombin time 1.2. Complete blood count showed a white blood count of 7,700/mm,(More)
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