Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases
The pediatric gastroenterology division at Hasbro Children's Hospital is a research center for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Registry.
The Pediatric IBD Collaborative Research Group (PIBD CRG) formed the IBD Registry to gather demographics, clinical and laboratory information, as well as responsiveness to treatment data on children newly diagnosed with IBD.
Twenty-one centers throughout the United States and Canada have enrolled more than 600 children to participate in the study. This prospective, observational research program will examine treatments and quality-of-life outcomes to gain a better understanding of how these issues impact children newly diagnosed with IBD.
In 2006, we were named the best new site for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Registry.
Recently Published Research
(Links below are in PDF format.)
- Platelet Activating Factor Affects Sigmoid Smooth Muscle Contraction in Ulcerative Colitis
- Sibling of Children with Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Sibling Support in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ongoing Research Studies
The division is currently involved in a number of ongoing research studies concerning inflammatory bowel disease, gastro-esophageal reflux and other GI areas.
|Research Project||Principal Investigators|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Registry||Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD|
|Outcomes of Steroid Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis||Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD|
|Sibling Support and Outcome in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease||Debra Lobato Barrera, PhD|
|Stress and Immunology in Inflammatory Bowel Disease||Jack Nassau, PhD|
|Gastro-esophageal Reflux in Premature Infants||Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD
David Kawatu, MD
|Statewide Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry||Collaboration: Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD and Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Eating Disorders and Inflammatory Bowel Disease||Debra Lobato Barrera, PhD
Meredith Brent, PhD
|Gene-Nutrient Interaction in the Intestine||Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD|
|HDAC Inhibitors in Regulation of CFTR Expression||Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD|
|Significance of Upper GI Pathology in Inflammatory Bowel Disease||Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD|
|Parenting Correlates of Weight Loss||Linda Shalon, MD|
|Statewide Hepatitis C Registry||Ezequiel Neimark, MD|
|Sibling Support and Recurrent Abdominal Pain||Debra Lobato Barrera, PhD|