Timothy D. Bohane

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OBJECTIVES The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) appears increasingly prevalent in children and adolescents. Individuals with chronic illness may have patterns of greater usage. This questionnaire-based study aimed to ascertain the frequency of use by a group of children with proven inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and to consider the(More)
Children (227) undergoing endoscopy for upper gastrointestinal symptoms were investigated for the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection. The histological response to H. pylori infection and the presence of antral nodularity and peptic ulceration were noted. Symptomatic adults (258) undergoing endoscopy were also investigated for the presence of(More)
Poor bone acquisition and increased fracture risk are significant complications associated with Crohn’s disease (CD). The aim of this study was to determine the effects of 8 weeks of exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) therapy upon markers of bone turnover in children with newly diagnosed CD. Twenty-three children with newly diagnosed CD and 20 controls(More)
An infant with acrodermatitis enteropathica was studied before and after starting zinc therapy. Clinical recovery was rapid, and the plasma zinc, serum and mucosal alkaline phosphatase activities returned to normal. Light microscopy of small intestinal biopsies showed normal mucosa. Electron microscopy of the Paneth cells initially revealed abnormal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Infliximab (IFX) is a monoclonal antibody licensed to treat medically refractory Crohn's disease (CD). Our aim was to elucidate the effects of IFX therapy on clinical, growth and serum parameters in children with CD in a single pediatric center in Sydney, Australia. METHODS A retrospective case series review of children treated with IFX(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of thiopurine metabolite levels may be useful as a clinical tool to optimize thiopurine treatment of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIM The authors evaluated correlations between 6-thioguanine nucleotide (6-TGN) and therapeutic response, metabolite levels and drug toxicity. METHODS Fifty-six paediatric IBD patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Refluxed gastric material aspirated into the lungs is an important cause of acute and chronic pulmonary disease. Currently, the presence of fat-laden macrophages (FLM) in tracheobronchial secretions of children is a conventional marker for reflux aspiration. However, this assay is limited by its apparent lack of specificity. The aim of this study(More)
A 6 year old boy presenting with a five month history of fever, lethargy, and anorexia, was found to have hepatitis B associated membranous glomerulonephropathy and nephrotic syndrome. After two months treatment with oral lamivudine, his proteinuria cleared and serum albumin and aminotransferases normalised, associated with disappearance of hepatitis B e(More)
Intestinal lymphangiectasia is a well-recognized complication of the Fontan procedure, occurring in up to 24% of patients. Because of the loss of chylous fluid into the gut lumen, protein-losing enteropathy results as well as lymphopenia and hypogammaglobulinaemia. In some cases, dilated lymphatics in the intestinal serosa or mesentery also rupture, causing(More)