Bowel Sounds: The Pediatric GI Podcast

Bowel Sounds: The Pediatric GI Podcast

Bowel Sounds is a podcast on all things related to pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. This podcast is brought to you by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

Episodes

August 1, 2022 65 min

In this collaborative episode with JPGN, Drs. Jennifer Lee and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Danielle Wendel, the first author of the Management of Central Venous Access in Children With Intestinal Failure: A Position Paper From the NASPGHAN Intestinal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group published in JPGN. The discussion highlights important principles to consider and an overview of central line management in this population. Dr. W...

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Peter Lu and Dr. Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Rachel Rosen about one of the most common problems we see as pediatric gastroenterologists (or as pediatricians): gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. She explains how she approaches the evaluation and management of babies who spit up frequently and why all that spits up is not GERD. We also talk about the care of older children and adolescents who have GER...

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In this episode, Dr. Temara Hajjat and Dr. Peter Lu talk to Dr. Christine Lee about transitioning from fellowship to becoming a junior faculty. 

Learning Objectives
1) To know what to consider when looking for a junior faculty job
2) To identify challenges when transitioning to a junior faculty
3) To understand the challenges and benefits when staying at the same institution vs. starting a job at a new institution as a junior faculty...

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In a special bonus episode, hosts Dr. Jennifer Lee and Dr. Temara Hajjat talk to Dr. John Rosen from Children's Mercy Kansas City about how technology and innovation are integral parts of our work as pediatric gastroenterologists.  He explains how we in the pediatric gastroenterologist community (and in the medical community in general) can take an idea and bring it to the clinic where it can impact patient care. 

He also talks...

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In our bonus episode, Dr. Temara Hajjat and Dr. Jenn Lee talk to Dr. Elizabeth Mileti about care of patients of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Learning Objectives
1) To understand LGBTQ terminology
2) To identify discrimination and challenges the community faces when seeking healthcare
3) To understand the gastrointestinal disorders affecting children and adolescents in the LGBTQ community

CME for NASPGHAN members is available here!

As alw...

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Drs. Jennifer Lee and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. John Pohl, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah and a pediatric gastroenterologist who also staffs the CF clinic at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. 

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the potential gastrointestinal manifestations and complications of CF
  • To understand the importance of nutrition in CF   
  • To understand the appropriate investigation and monitor...
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    In our bonus episode, Dr. Temara Hajjat and Dr. Jenn Lee talk to Dr. Henry Shiau, a hepatologist at the University of Alabama Birmingham, about the outbreak of severe acute hepatitis leading to acute liver failure and the need for liver transplant in some children.

    Get your CME here: https://learnonline.naspghan.org/products/bowel-sounds-henry-shiau-md-the-mysterious-severe-acute-hepatitis-and-acute-liver-failure-cme-available

    Learn...

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    In our first international episode, Dr. Peter Lu and Dr. Temara Hajjat cross the Atlantic (virtually) to talk to the illustrious Dr. Marc Benninga from Emma Children's Hospital/Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Dr. Benninga is not only our first guest from our sister society ESPGHAN, but also the first Olympian and perhaps the first with a Wikipedia page.

    We bring in the European authority on pediatric const...

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    Drs. Temara Hajjat and Peter Lu talk to Dr. Marla Dubinsky, a professor of pediatrics and a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Hospital. We discuss the approach to fertility and pregnancy in IBD.

    Learning Objectives
    1) To identify IBD medications that are safe during pregnancy and lactation
    2) To learn the impact of IBD disease activity in pregnancy
    3) To learn the impact of IBD surgery on fertility
     4) To learn indications a...

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    April 25, 2022 52 min

     Drs. Jennifer Lee and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Maria Mascarenhas, a pediatric gastroenterologist and the director of the integrative health program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  We discuss how extra training in integrative medicine has helped Dr. Mascarenhas take her clinical practice to the next level. We ask how training in culinary medicine can help pediatric gastroenterologists in their day-to-day lives and p...

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    In this collaborative episode with JPGN, Drs. Peter Lu and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Jim Squires, the first author of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Position Paper on the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Acute Liver Failure published recently in JPGN. Although this is a complex syndrome and topic, the discussion highlights important principles to consider and an initial a...

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    In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Jennifer Lee and Peter Lu talk to Dr. Hayat Mousa about the most severe of gastrointestinal motility disorders -- pediatric intestinal pseudo-obstruction or PIPO.   Although PIPO is a rare disorder, it is one that is important for all pediatric gastroenterologists to recognize.  Dr. Mousa is Director of the GI Motility Center and a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital o...

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    March 14, 2022 57 min

    In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Temara Hajjat and Peter Lu talk to Dr. Judith Kelsen about the presentation, evaluation, and management of children with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD).

    Learning Objectives
    1) To define and describe the clinical presentation of very early onset IBD
    2) To examine diagnostic strategies for patients with very early onset IBD
    3) To manage patients with very early onset IBD
    4...

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    In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Dr. Jennifer Lee and Peter Lu talk to Dr. Carol Durno and Melyssa Aronson about Lynch Syndrome and Constitutional Mismatch Repair Deficiency (CMMRD).  This is a rare disorder that all gastroenterologists should consider when a polyp is found. Early diagnosis, early screening is critical to the survival of these children.

    Learning Objectives
    1) To define and describe the clinical presentation of ...

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    In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Temara Hajjat and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Diana Lerner about the management of foreign body ingestions, with a particular focus on button battery ingestions including their rising incidence as well as risk mitigation strategies and public education approaches to reducing harm.

    As always, the discussion, views, and recommendations in this podcast are the sole responsibility of the hosts...

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    In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Peter Lu and Jennifer Lee talk to former NASPGHAN President Dr. John Barnard about the past, current, and future of pediatric GI research.  We ask him to reflect upon his career as a leader in the field of pediatric GI and specifically in advancing pediatric GI research for the past several decades.  We ask him how research interest and funding is changing over time, how researchers can b...

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    In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Temara Hajjat and Dr. Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Sohail Husain about chronic pancreatitis in children. He explains the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of chronic pancreatitis.

    Learning objectives:
    1. Learning the definition of chronic pancreatitis 
    2. Learning the common etiologies of chronic pancreatitis 
    3. Learning how to manage a patient with chronic pancreatitis
    4. Learning how to...

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    In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Jennifer Lee and Temara Hajjat talk to Dr. Jorge Bezerra about advances in biliary atresia in children. He explains the evaluation and diagnosis of biliary atresia and discusses new diagnostic tests and therapeutic trials.

    As always, the discussion, views, and recommendations in this podcast are the sole responsibility of the hosts and guests and are subject to change over time with advan...

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    December 20, 2021 52 min

    In this fun episode the hosts interview each other, make some important announcements about Season 3,  share their favorite memories from past seasons and more.

    Produced by: Jason Silverman

    Our hosts:

  • Dr. Temara Hajjat
  • Dr. Jennifer Lee
  • Dr. Peter Lu
  • Dr. Jason Silverman
  • Mentioned episodes:

  • Stacy Kahn - FMT
  • Dennis Black - PSC
  • Danny Mallon – Elevating Your MedEd Game
  • Steven Erdman - Polyposis syndromes
  • Martin Martin - Congenital diarrhea
  • Bradley Ba...
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    December 6, 2021 54 min

    In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Peter Lu and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Rohit Kohli about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children. He explains the evaluation and diagnosis of NAFLD and discusses some of the challenges that come with treating children with this disease.  He tells us about how a mentor inspired him to dedicate his career to the study of NAFLD and how he has come to recognize the need for ad...

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