Lori Mahajan

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BACKGROUND Like adults, children often experience anxiety associated with medical procedures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a program of psychological preparation for children undergoing endoscopy. METHODS Sixty patients aged 6 to 19 years (mean, 12.2 years) were randomized into one of two groups. Group 1 received routine(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The use of transplanted fecal material for the treatment of diarrheal illness dates back to the fourth-century China. While fecal microbiota transplant has gained increasing popularity over the past 50 years for the treatment of refractory Clostridium difficile infections (RCDIs) in adults, it has only been recently utilized in children.(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a mesenchymal tumor that is rare in children. We report a case of GIST in a pediatric patient. A 16-year-old adolescent girl presented after an episode of syncope preceded by one episode of melena. Physical examination results were normal except for Hemoccult-positive stool. Laboratory studies included a hemoglobin(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Chronic constipation remains one of the most frequent complaints in primary and subspecialty pediatric clinics. It is associated with significant emotional and economic burden for both the children and the caregivers. Recently, advances have expanded our understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment options for children with chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the tolerability, safety, and efficacy of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 without electrolytes as a 1-day bowel preparation for colonoscopy in children. METHODS A prospective study of 45 children undergoing colonoscopy prescribed PEG 3350 without electrolytes mixed with a commercial electrolyte beverage was(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the widespread use of 24-hour intraesophageal pH monitoring for evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children, there is little published information regarding the reproducibility of ambulatory pH studies in this patient population. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the reproducibility of 24-hour intraesophageal pH(More)
OBJECTIVES Adalimumab has recently become available for adult patients with Crohn disease (CD) as a viable alternative tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor to infliximab. To our knowledge, there have been no studies reviewing the use of adalimumab in pediatric patients with CD. Our aim was to examine the safety and efficacy of adalimumab therapy in(More)