Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Glucagon-like peptide-1 inhibits voltage-gated potassium currents in mouse nodose ganglion neurons
Visceral afferents – determinants and modulation of excitability
Combined oro-cecal scintigraphy and Lactulose hydrogen breath testing demonstrate that breath testing detects oro-cecal transit, not small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in IBS patients.
Transient receptor portential Ankyrin – 1 has a major role in mediating visceral pain in mice.
TNF alpha is a key mediator of the pronociceptive effects of mucosal supernatant from human ulcerative colitis on colonic DRG neurons.
Presynaptic inhibition of neural vasodilator pathways to submucosal arterioles by release of purines from sympathetic nerves.
Axon reflexes evoked by TRPV1 activation are mediated by TTX-resistant voltage gated Na+ channels in intestinal afferent nerves.
Bacterial cell products signal to mouse colonic nociceptive dorsal root ganglia neurons.
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 mediates protease activated receptor 2-induced sensitization of colonic afferent nerves and visceral hyperalgesia. 
Screening and Therapy for Malnutrition and Related Gastro-Intestinal Disorders in Systemic Sclerosis: Recommendations of a North American Expert Panel.
Visceral afferents – determination and modulation of excitability
Impairment of rectal afferent mechanosensitivity in experimental diabetes in the rat
The novel gaseous mediator, hydrogen sulphide, inhibits motility in the human, rat and mouse colon and jejunum.
Afferent Hypersensitivity in a Mouse Model of Post-Infective Gut Dysfunction: Role of Altered Serotonin Metabolism.
Large-diameter self-expanding metal stents appear to be safe and effective for malignant colonic obstruction with and without concurrent use of chemotherapy.
Gone fishin': a surprising finding while investigating possible eosinophilic esophagitis.
A prospective, randomized assessment of a spatial orientation device in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.
Intraductal optical coherence tomography during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for investigation of biliary strictures.
A reliable and safe gastrotomy closure technique assessed in a porcine survival model pilot study: success of the Queen's closure.
Liver biopsies for chronic hepatitis C: should nonultrasound-guided biopsies be abandoned?
The Queen's closure: a novel technique for closure of endoscopic gastrotomy for natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.
Pico-salax plus two-day bisacodyl is superior to pico-salax alone or oral sodium phosphate for colon cleansing before colonoscopy.
Do patients undergo prostate examination while having a colonoscopy?
Role of EUS in drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections not amenable for endoscopic transmural drainage
Intractable nausea in a patient with metastatic colorectal cancer following insertion of a colonic stent.
The extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) on human esophagus and evidence of expression of the CaSR on the esophageal epithelial cell line (HET-1A).
FGF9-induced proliferative response to eosinophilic inflammation in oesophagitis.
Multiple squamous hyperplastic-fibrous inflammatory polyps of the esophagus: A new feature of eosinophilic esophagitis
Recurrent abdominal pain and weight loss in an adolescent: Celiac artery compression syndrome.
Access to specialist gastroenterology care in Canada: Comparison of wait times and consensus targets. 
Regional differences in nitrergic innervation of the smooth muscle of murine lower oesophageal sphincter.
Wait time for endoscopic evaluation at a Canadian tertiary care centre: Comparison with Canadian Association of Gastroenterology targets. 
Wait Times for Gastroenterology Consultation in Canada: The Patients’ Perspective. 
Neurotransmission in lower esophageal sphincter of W/Wv mutant mice.
Proteinase-activated receptor-2 activation evokes esophageal longitudinal smooth muscle contraction via a capsaicin-sensitive and neurokinin-2 receptor-dependent pathway.
Effects of TREK-1 channel blockers L-methionine and theophylline on the nitrergic inhibitory junction potentials in murine lower oesophageal sphincter.
Interleukin -11 antagonizes Fas ligand-mediated apoptosis in IEC-18 intestinal epithelial crypt cells: role of MEK1, 2 and Akt-dependent signaling.
Glutamine increases autophagy underbasal and heat stressed conditions in intestinal epithelial cells.
Helicobacter pylori CagA activates the Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) pathway in vitro and in vivo.
Investigating and treating fecal incontinence: When and how.
Colon cleansing before colonoscopy:does oral sodium phosphate still make sense?
Trinitrobenzensulphonic acid colitis alters Na 1.8 channel expression in mouse dorsal root ganglia neurons.
Pico-salax  plus two-day bisacodyl is superior to pico-salax alone or oral sodium phosphate for colon cleansing before colonoscopy
Undifferentiated pancreatic carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells. Report of a case with osteochondroid differentiation.
Munc18/SNARE proteins regulation of exocytosis in guinea pig Brunner’s gland acini.
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 mediates protease activated receptor 2-induced sensitization of colonic afferent nerves and visceral hyperalgesia.
Electrophysiological and morphological properties of submucosal neurons in the mouse distal colon.
The lactulose hydrogen breath test for diagnosing small intestinal overgrowth in IBS: Another nail in the coffin.
The Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth- IBS Hypothesis: Implications for Treatment.
Platelet-activating Factor induced chloride channel activation is associated with intracellular acidosis and apoptosis of intestinal epithelial cells.
Salmonella type III effector AvrA stabilizes cell tight junctions to inhibit inflammation in intestinal epithelial cells.
16S rRNA gene-based analysis of fecal microbiota from preterm infants with and without necrotizing enterocolitis.
A bacteria-free solution derived from Lactobacillus plantarum inhibits multiple NF-kappaB pathways and inhibits proteasome function.
Probiotics and Gastrointestinal Disease: Clinical Evidence and Basic Science
Salmonella type-three secretion protein AvrA activates the intestinal p53 pathway through acetylation
Cross but not direct presentation of cell-associated virus antigens by spleen macrophages is influenced by their maturation state