Articles by Kathleen Aguilar in JoVE
Patch Clamp Recordings in Inner Ear Hair Cells Isolated from Zebrafish Rachel Einarsson1, Marshall Haden1, Gabrielle DiCiolli1, Andrea Lim1, Kolina Mah-Ginn1, Kathleen Aguilar1, Lucy Yazejian1, Bruce Yazejian1 1Natural Science Division, Pepperdine University The purpose of this video is to demonstrate procedures for obtaining healthy, intact hair cells from the inner ear organs of adult zebrafish and then using them for patch clamp studies aimed at characterizing the biophysical properties of their voltage-gated channels.
Other articles by Kathleen Aguilar on PubMed
Celiac Disease in Normal-weight and Overweight Children: Clinical Features and Growth Outcomes Following a Gluten-free Diet Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Nov, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 21670710 There are few data on pediatric celiac disease in the United States. The aim of our study was to describe the presentation of celiac disease among children with a normal and an elevated body mass index (BMI) for age, and to study their BMI changes following a gluten-free diet (GFD).
Should Intussusception in Children Prompt Screening for Celiac Disease? Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Jul, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 22832512 OBJECTIVES:: An association between adult celiac disease and intussusceptions has been described. Though more common among children, intussusception has not been linked with childhood celiac disease aside from isolated case reports. Our aim was to investigate the frequency of intussusception among children with celiac disease. METHODS:: A patient database containing children with biopsy-proven celiac disease was reviewed, in addition to radiology records contained in a hospital-maintained clinical data repository. RESULTS:: Of 254 children with biopsy-proven celiac disease and complete records available for review, abdominal imaging was performed in 21%, mainly due to abdominal pain. Among children with celiac disease, 1.2% experienced an intussusception less than 9 months prior to their diagnosis with celiac disease. Among children seen at our institution in the same time period, 0.07% experienced an intussusception. The majority of those children with celiac disease who were found to have intussusception had no evidence of nutritional deficit at the time of intussusception. Intussusception was not identified in any children with celiac disease who had been treated with a gluten-free diet. CONCLUSIONS:: Intussusception was far more common among children in our cohort with untreated celiac disease than in the general pediatric population simultaneously seen at our center. The diagnosis of celiac disease should be considered in children with intussusception, even in the absence of signs of nutritional compromise.