1. Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver (UESL): A Single-Center Experience and Review of the Literature.

    Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 38(4):261 (2016) PMID 26925712

    Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL) is a rare and aggressive pediatric malignancy. The purpose of this study was to review the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features and outcome of children with UESL at our institution, in the United Network of Organ Sharing database an...
  2. Pediatric Liver Transplantation Across the ABO Blood Group Barrier: Is It an Obstacle in the Modern Era?

    Journal of the American College of Surgeons 222(4):681 (2016) PMID 27016995

    The initial experience with ABO incompatible (ABOi) orthotopic liver transplantations (OLTs) was dismal. In the current study, we investigated whether ABOi pediatric OLTs could achieve acceptable patient outcomes. The option for ABOi transplantation is vital because critically ill children have ...
  3. Focal nodular hyperplasia in children: an institutional experience with review of the literature.

    Journal of Pediatric Surgery 50(3):382 (2015) PMID 25746693

    Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is uncommonly diagnosed in pediatric patients and may be difficult to distinguish from a malignancy. We present a review of all children with a tissue diagnosis of FNH at our institution, describe the diagnostic modalities, and provide recommendations for diagnosi...
  4. 1.2.4 Use Of laboratory measurements in nutritional assessment. 1.2 Nutritional assessment.

    World review of nutrition and dietetics 113:23 (2015) PMID 25906851

  5. Development and rescue of human familial hypercholesterolaemia in a xenograft mouse model.

    Nature Communications 6:7339 (2015) PMID 26081744 PMCID PMC4557302

    Diseases of lipid metabolism are a major cause of human morbidity, but no animal model entirely recapitulates human lipoprotein metabolism. Here we develop a xenograft mouse model using hepatocytes from a patient with familial hypercholesterolaemia caused by loss-of-function mutations in the low...
  6. Infantile intussusception.

    Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutri... 58(4):e36 (2014) PMID 24445505 PMCID PMC4427896

  7. Tlr2 is critical for diet-induced metabolic syndrome in a murine model.

    FASEB Journal 24(3):731 (2010) PMID 19841034 PMCID PMC2830137

    Obesity and its associated comorbidities, termed metabolic syndrome, are increasingly prevalent, and they pose a serious threat to the health of individuals and populations. Gene-environment interactions have been scrutinized since the kinetics of the increased prevalence of obesity would argue ...
  8. Diagnostic and therapeutic role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in biliary rhabdomyosarcoma.

    World Journal of Gastroenterology 14(30):4823 (2008) PMID 18720547 PMCID PMC2739348

    Biliary rhabdomyosarcoma (BRMS) is an uncommon childhood malignancy which has been managed surgically. We present a case of a 3-year-old boy with BRMS, in whom endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was successfully used both diagnostically and therapeutically, thus obviating the ...