Articles posted by Kathleen Regan


How common is omphalocele?   A defect or hole that forms when the wall of the middle abdomen is developing, this defect occurs in about 2 out of every 10,000 live births and allows a developing baby’s organs to come outside the abdominal cavity.  Learn more here.

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Liver Transplantation

About 400–500 liver transplants (5%–8% of total liver transplants) are performed in children.  Learn why a child might need a liver transplant, how they are approved for the procedure, the risks, and life after transplant here.

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Sleep in GI

Are sleep problems and gastrointestinal problems related? Rest is important to help our bodies work properly. Too little sleep can make our bodies sick and can make it difficult to learn and grow. Kids who have poor sleep may experience gastrointestinal (GI) problems. This can include feeling belly pains or other symptoms. Learn more here.

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Cantaloupes and Grapes


A FODMAP diet is a multi-step nutrition planning and learning process that can help people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Learn what FODMAP foods can trigger symptoms, how to test for and manage symptoms and learn if a FODMAP diet may be right for your child here.

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Webinar for Patients, Families and Caregivers

Practical Tips in the Nutritional Management of Children with Cholestatic Liver Disorders A Webinar for Patients, Families and Caregivers December 8, 2021 8PM ET Supported by educational grants from Mirum Pharmaceuticals and Albireo Pharma, Inc. Please note, credit is not being offered for this webinar. View on demand Join us  as we explore practical approaches

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Two new topical sheets are available for you – acute and chronic pancreatitis.  Learn the signs, symptoms and treatments of both acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis.

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Sitz marker study

A Sitz marker study is a test for chronic constipation in adults and children at least two years of age.  Learn why this study might be indicated and the steps for the procedure here.

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Gastrostomy Tubes

Who needs a gastrostomy tube?  Some children have medical problems that make it difficult for them to take in enough nutrition by mouth. There are different health reasons why a child might need a G-tube.  Visit Gastrostomy Tubes to learn more.

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North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
The NASPGHAN Council For Pediatric Nutrition Professionals