1. The Crohn's Disease-Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Appraisal.

    Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 14(4):638 (2016) PMID 26850690

  2. The White Diet is preferred, better tolerated, and non-inferior to a clear-fluid diet for bowel preparation: A randomized controlled trial.

    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 31(2):355 (2016) PMID 26250786

    Dietary restrictions contribute to the unpleasantness of bowel preparation for colonoscopy. We compare the effectiveness and tolerability of a low residue diet of white-colored foods ("White Diet") with a clear-fluid diet the day prior to colonoscopy in an endoscopist-blinded randomized non-infe...
  3. Is Alveolar Macrophage Phagocytic Dysfunction in Children With Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis a Forerunner to Bronchiectasis?

    Chest 149(2):508 (2016) PMID 26867834

    Children with recurrent protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) and bronchiectasis share common features, and PBB is likely a forerunner to bronchiectasis. Both diseases are associated with neutrophilic inflammation and frequent isolation of potentially pathogenic microorganisms, including nontype...
  4. Treatment of Unexplained Chronic Cough: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report.

    Chest 149(1):27 (2016) PMID 26426314

    Unexplained chronic cough (UCC) causes significant impairments in quality of life. Effective assessment and treatment approaches are needed for UCC. This systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) asked: What is the efficacy of treatment compared with usual care for cough severity,...
  5. That's why I take my ONS. Means-end chain as a novel approach to elucidate the personally relevant factors driving ONS consumption in nutritionally frail elderly users.

    Appetite 89:33 (2015) PMID 25624023

    Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) are a recommended form of nutritional intervention for older malnourished persons when a 'food first' approach and/or food fortification prove ineffective. The efficacy of ONS will depend on, amongst other factors, whether persons do, or do not, consume their p...
  6. What Gastroenterologists Should Know About Testing Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis for Food Allergies

    Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 13(5):1029 (2015) PMID 25130938

  7. IgG and EoE: too soon for a paradigm shift away from IgE.

    Gastroenterology 148(2):453 (2015) PMID 25543056

  8. The use of cone-beam computed tomography to determine cochlear implant electrode position in human temporal bones.

    Otology & Neurotology 35(8):1338 (2014) PMID 24809280

    To assess the utility of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging in the estimation of cochlear implant (CI) electrode position in implanted temporal bones. Eight fresh frozen temporal bones were mounted and oriented as for standard surgery and were implanted with Cochlear Slim-Straight (SS)...
  9. Biomedical studies on temporal bones of the first multi-channel cochlear implant patient at the University of Melbourne.

    PMID 24915284

    To analyse the temporal bones and implant of the first University of Melbourne's (UOM) patient (MC-1) to receive the multi-channel cochlear prosthesis. The left cochlea was implanted with the prototype multi-channel cochlear prosthesis on 1 August 1978, and the Cochlear versions CI-22 and CI-24 ...
  10. One fifth of hospitalizations for peptic ulcer-related bleeding are potentially preventable.

    World Journal of Gastroenterology 20(30):10504 (2014) PMID 25132768 PMCID PMC4130859

    To calculate the proportion of potentially preventable hospitalizations due to peptic ulcer disease (PUD), erosive gastritis (EG) or duodenitis (ED). Retrospective cohort study using ICD-10 codes to identify all patients with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage secondary to endoscopically proven P...
  11. Laryngeal botoxification for severe asthma.

    Respirology 19(4):467 (2014) PMID 24689853

  12. International ERS/ATS guidelines on definition, evaluation and treatment of severe asthma.

    European Respiratory Journal 43(2):343 (2014) PMID 24337046

    Severe or therapy-resistant asthma is increasingly recognised as a major unmet need. A Task Force, supported by the European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society, reviewed the definition and provided recommendations and guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of severe asthma in ...
  13. Anti-Viral Innate Immunity Varies Across Different Asthma Inflammatory Phenotypes

    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 133(2):AB140 (2014)

  14. Reply: To PMID 23648697.

    Gastroenterology 146(1):321 (2014) PMID 24280289

  15. Response to Comment on low FODMAP diet.

    Nutrition in Clinical Practice 28(6):775 (2013) PMID 24264391

  16. The use of cone beam imaging to determine cochlear implant electrode position in human temporal bones.

    PMID 24533756

    This paper describes the outcomes of cochlear implantation in eight cadaveric temporal bones using cone-beam CT imaging and histological examination with respect to scalar position of the electrode array.
  17. Adalimumab levels in an infant.

    Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 7(7):597 (2013) PMID 23102835

  18. Irritable bowel syndrome - An inflammatory disease involving mast cells.

    Asia Pacific Allergy 1(1):36 (2011) PMID 22053295 PMCID PMC3206231

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is traditionally defined as a functional disorder - that is the presence of symptoms in the absence of demonstrable pathological abnormalities. In recent times, low grade inflammatory infiltrates in both the small and large bowel of some patients with IBS - often r...
  19. Diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders in the Asia-Pacific region: a survey of current practices.

    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 26 Suppl 3:2 (2011) PMID 21443699

    Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), namely functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common disorders important to public health in the Asia-Pacific region. Our objectives were to determine the current practices in diagnosis and management of these disorders in ...
  20. Fetal glucocorticoid-regulated pathways are not affected by inhaled corticosteroid use for asthma during pregnancy.

    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Ca... 183(6):716 (2011) PMID 20935111

    Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are currently advised for the control of asthma during pregnancy, despite the lack of evidence regarding potential systemic effects on maternal, placental, and fetal systems. To determine maternal plasma concentrations of cortisol, estriol, osteocalcin, and corticot...