Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Research Activity

Current Clinical Trials

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology conducts a number of clinical trials in various aspects of digestive and liver diseases. For more information on any of these trials, please contact Cynthia Miller, RN, at 215-955-8108.

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High Impact Science

From Lab to Bedside: Discoveries in the Lab Change Clinical Care

Breakthrough in early detection of liver cancer with simple urine sample and testing.
Hie-Won L. Hann, MD, FAASLD (in collaboration with Dr. Su at Baruch S.Blumberg Institute)

New AXIOS stent effectively and safely used for endoscopic drainage of pancreas, acting as a substitute for surgical therapy.
Ali A. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE ,FACP

Read more about recent discoveries and how you can support our research.

Recent Publications

Interconnecting pancreatic ducts: unique ductogenesis in a patient with Kabuki syndrome and cytochrome C deficiency

Coronary artery disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Clinical correlation using computed tomography coronary calcium scans

Safety and efficacy of a novel powered endoscopic debridement tissue resection device for management of difficult colon and foregut lesions: first multicenter U.S. experience

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring for Current and Investigational Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatments

Core curriculum for peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)

Low psoas muscle area is associated with postoperative complications in Crohn’s disease

A large multicenter cohort on the use of full-thickness resection device for difficult colonic lesions

Medical and Endoscopic Management of Crohn Disease

US-triggered Microbubble Destruction for Augmenting Hepatocellular Carcinoma Response to Transarterial Radioembolization: A Randomized Pilot Clinical Trial

Core curriculum for endoscopic ablative techniques

Core curriculum for endoscopic mucosal resection

Colonoscopy core curriculum

Colonoids from Patients with Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Exhibit Decreased Growth Associated with Inflammation Severity and Durable Upregulation of Antigen Presentation Genes

Gastrointestinal toxicities of immune checkpoint inhibitors: A multicenter retrospective analysis

Symptoms of gluten ingestion in patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity: A randomized clinical trial

Evidence for the presence and release of BDNF in the neuronal and non-neuronal structures of the internal anal sphincter

Hepatic Vein Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Subharmonic Imaging Signal as a Screening Test for Portal Hypertension

Myeloid-derived suppressor cells in gastrointestinal cancers: A systemic review

Givosiran, a novel treatment for acute hepatic porphyrias

Endoscopic full-thickness resection of polyps involving the appendiceal orifice: A multicenter international experience

Prognostic Implications of Tumor Differentiation in Clinical T1N0 Gastric Adenocarcinoma

Selecting the optimal parameters for sonoporation of pancreatic cancer in a pre-clinical model

Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (4th edition)

Role of Sirtuins in Modulating Neurodegeneration of the Enteric Nervous System and Central Nervous System

Clinical utility of wide-area transepithelial sampling with three-dimensional computer-assisted analysis (WATS3D) in identifying Barrett's esophagus and associated neoplasia