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Dr. Robert Baker Co-Authors AAP Guidelines on Iron Deficiency in Children
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Robert Baker, MD, PhD, FAAP, Medical Director, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, co-authored an AAP report entitled, "Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Young Children (0 –3 Years of Age).

This clinical report released at the recent National Conference & Exhibition of the AAP in San Francisco and sets AAP guidelines to increase iron intake in infants and children, and to improve screening methods.

The online version of this article is available via the AAP web site through the following link (this link can also be accessed via the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo web site within this press release posted under "Women & Children’s Hospital News"): http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/search?sortspec=relevance&fulltext=Diagnosis+and+Prevention+of+Iron+Deficiency+and+Iron-Deficiency+Anemia+in+Infants+and+Young+Children+%280+%E2%80%933+Years+of+Age

The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center provides evaluation and diagnosis for infants, children and adolescents with diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract and/or liver, as well as nutrition support services. It emphasizes diagnosis and treatment of malabsorbtion syndromes, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic hepatitis, peptic ulcer disorder, liver disease and other disorders.

The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Center also provides pediatric gastroenterology services and procedures on an outpatient basis, including: 24 hour pH Probe Study, Anorectal Manometry, Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Preps, Esophageal Manometry, Liver Biopsy, Percutaneous Gastrostomy, Rectal Suction Biopsy and Upper Endoscopy.

The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Center includes full service Gastroenterology Laboratory (Special Services). Testing includes the following: Disaccharidase determination; Pancreatic enzyme determinations (pancreatic insufficiency); Fecal alpha-1 antiprypsin analysis (protein-losing enteropathy); Endomysial antibody with tier (serum test for celiac disease); Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (P-ANCA and C-ANCA); H. Pylori antibody testing (ELISA method); H. Pylori (CLOTEST); and Hydrogen breath testing for lactose intolerance and/or bacterial overgrowth.

More information about Digestive Diseases and Nutrition is also available via the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo web site through the following link: http://www.wchob.org/services/services_display.asp?PType=O&SID=619&CID=9

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