Cheryl Blank

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Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic illness with symptoms including abdominal pain, weight loss, chronic diarrhea, hematochezia, and growth failure. It affects both children and adults. The goal of management is to induce and maintain clinical remission and to reduce psychosocial and quality of life issues caused by the disease. Various questionnaires(More)
AIM To determine growth, neurological and cognitive development at 5 years of preterm infants with birthweights <501 g born in three German tertiary perinatal centres between 1998 and 2001. METHODS Structured neurological examination, the Gross Motor Function Classification Scale and the Kaufman-Assessment-Battery Test for Children. RESULTS Of 107(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review provides a summary of new developments regarding common diseases affecting the stomach and duodenum in children. RECENT FINDINGS Celiac disease seems to be more prevalent than previously thought in different areas of the world, including the United States. The value of different serologic screening tools and other noninvasive(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety and depression, conditions frequently associated with childhood chronic abdominal pain (AP), are characterized by seasonal exacerbations. A seasonal pattern characterized by a higher frequency of consultations for AP during winter has been suspected but has never, to our knowledge, been demonstrated. We hypothesize the presence of a(More)
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