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Francisco A Sylvester MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionConnecticut Children's
DepartmentPediatrics
Address282 Washington Street
Phone860-545-9560
Fax860-545-9000
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUConn Health Center
    DepartmentPediatrics


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    1. Sylvester FA. The ABCs (and Ds) of Bone Imaging in Children With Crohn Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Jul; 63(1):4-5. PMID: 26859087.
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    2. Fatima A, Sylvester FA. The Gut Microbiome and Probiotics. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2016; 27(1):140-54. PMID: 27363238.
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    3. Wang X, Yamamoto Y, Wilson LH, Zhang T, Howitt BE, Farrow MA, Kern F, Ning G, Hong Y, Khor CC, Chevalier B, Bertrand D, Wu L, Nagarajan N, Sylvester FA, Hyams JS, Devers T, Bronson R, Lacy DB, Ho KY, Crum CP, McKeon F, Xian W. Cloning and variation of ground state intestinal stem cells. Nature. 2015 Jun 11; 522(7555):173-8. PMID: 26040716.
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    4. Hommel KA, Gray WN, Hente E, Loreaux K, Ittenbach RF, Maddux M, Baldassano R, Sylvester F, Crandall W, Doarn C, Heyman MB, Keljo D, Denson LA. The Telehealth Enhancement of Adherence to Medication (TEAM) in pediatric IBD trial: Design and methodology. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Jul; 43:105-13. PMID: 26003436; PMCID: PMC4522393 [Available on 07/01/16].
    5. Chicaiza H, Hellstrand K, Lerer T, Smith S, Sylvester F. Reply: To PMID 24976330. J Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 166(3):781-2. PMID: 25578995.
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    6. Sylvester FA, Draghi A, Menoret A, Fernandez ML, Wang Z, Vella AT. Distinctive colonic mucosal cytokine signature in new-onset, untreated pediatric Crohn disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Nov; 59(5):553-61. PMID: 25000355.
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    7. Sylvester FA. Effects of exclusive enteral nutrition on bone mass, linear growth and body composition in children with Crohn's disease. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2014; 79:125-30. PMID: 25227300.
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    8. Chicaiza H, Hellstrand K, Lerer T, Smith S, Sylvester F. Potassium hydroxide: an alternative reagent to perform the modified apt test. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 165(3):628-30. PMID: 24976330.
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    9. Bianchi ML, Leonard MB, Bechtold S, Högler W, Mughal MZ, Schönau E, Sylvester FA, Vogiatzi M, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Ward L. Bone health in children and adolescents with chronic diseases that may affect the skeleton: the 2013 ISCD Pediatric Official Positions. J Clin Densitom. 2014 Apr-Jun; 17(2):281-94. PMID: 24656723.
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    10. Gevers D, Kugathasan S, Denson LA, Vázquez-Baeza Y, Van Treuren W, Ren B, Schwager E, Knights D, Song SJ, Yassour M, Morgan XC, Kostic AD, Luo C, González A, McDonald D, Haberman Y, Walters T, Baker S, Rosh J, Stephens M, Heyman M, Markowitz J, Baldassano R, Griffiths A, Sylvester F, Mack D, Kim S, Crandall W, Hyams J, Huttenhower C, Knight R, Xavier RJ. The treatment-naive microbiome in new-onset Crohn's disease. Cell Host Microbe. 2014 Mar 12; 15(3):382-92. PMID: 24629344; PMCID: PMC4059512.
    11. Sylvester FA, Gordon CM, Thayu M, Burnham JM, Denson LA, Essers J, Ferrari S, Gupta N, Hewison M, Koletzko S, McCabe L, Pappa H, Sanderson I, Ward L, Zanotti S. Report of the CCFA pediatric bone, growth and muscle health workshop, New York City, November 11-12, 2011, with updates. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Dec; 19(13):2919-26. PMID: 23974992.
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    12. Davidovics ZH, Sylvester FA. Medical stool: the future of treatment for inflammatory bowel disease? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Jun; 56(6):583. PMID: 23575302.
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    13. Muñoz Urribarri A, Sylvester F, Delgado Godos A, Castillo Durán R. [Management of colonic Crohn disease with no response to corticoids and sulfazalazine: first case of pediatric use of infliximab in Peru]. Rev Gastroenterol Peru. 2013 Apr-Jun; 33(2):162-6. PMID: 23838945.
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    14. Rufo PA, Denson LA, Sylvester FA, Szigethy E, Sathya P, Lu Y, Wahbeh GT, Sena LM, Faubion WA. Health supervision in the management of children and adolescents with IBD: NASPGHAN recommendations. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Jul; 55(1):93-108. PMID: 22516861; PMCID: PMC3895471.
    15. Ngoi SM, Sylvester FA, Vella AT. The role of microbial byproducts in protection against immunological disorders and the hygiene hypothesis. Discov Med. 2011 Nov; 12(66):405-12. PMID: 22127111.
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    16. Pappa H, Thayu M, Sylvester F, Leonard M, Zemel B, Gordon C. Skeletal health of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Jul; 53(1):11-25. PMID: 21694532; PMCID: PMC3122140.
    17. Sylvester FA, Turner D, Draghi A, Uuosoe K, McLernon R, Koproske K, Mack DR, Crandall WV, Hyams JS, Leleiko NS, Griffiths AM. Fecal osteoprotegerin may guide the introduction of second-line therapy in hospitalized children with ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Aug; 17(8):1726-30. PMID: 21744427.
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    18. Sylvester FA. The impact of gastrointestinal and liver diseases on bone: it ain't like menopause! Gastroenterology. 2011 Jan; 140(1):22-5. PMID: 21110963.
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    19. Goh VL, Estrada DE, Lerer T, Balarezo F, Sylvester FA. Effect of gluten-free diet on growth and glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes and asymptomatic celiac disease. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Nov; 23(11):1169-73. PMID: 21284331.
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    20. Sylvester FA, Leopold S, Lincoln M, Hyams JS, Griffiths AM, Lerer T. A two-year longitudinal study of persistent lean tissue deficits in children with Crohn's disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Apr; 7(4):452-5. PMID: 19249399.
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    21. Francolla KA, Altman A, Sylvester FA. Hemophagocytic syndrome in an adolescent with Crohn disease receiving azathioprine and infliximab. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 Aug; 47(2):193-5. PMID: 18664872.
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    22. Viswanathan A, Sylvester FA. Chronic pediatric inflammatory diseases: effects on bone. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2008 Jun; 9(2):107-22. PMID: 18165904.
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    23. Sylvester FA, Wyzga N, Hyams JS, Davis PM, Lerer T, Vance K, Hawker G, Griffiths AM. Natural history of bone metabolism and bone mineral density in children with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2007 Jan; 13(1):42-50. PMID: 17206638.
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    24. Sylvester FA. Do bones crack under the effects of inflammatory bowel disease in children? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Nov; 43(5):563-5. PMID: 17130728.
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    25. Clinical efficacy of probiotics: review of the evidence with focus on children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Oct; 43(4):550-7. PMID: 17033538.
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    26. Bousvaros A, Sylvester F, Kugathasan S, Szigethy E, Fiocchi C, Colletti R, Otley A, Amre D, Ferry G, Czinn SJ, Splawski JB, Oliva-Hemker M, Hyams JS, Faubion WA, Kirschner BS, Dubinsky MC. Challenges in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2006 Sep; 12(9):885-913. PMID: 16954808.
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    27. Sylvester FA, Davis PM, Wyzga N, Hyams JS, Lerer T. Are activated T cells regulators of bone metabolism in children with Crohn disease? J Pediatr. 2006 Apr; 148(4):461-6. PMID: 16647405.
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    28. Sylvester FA. IBD and skeletal health: children are not small adults! Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2005 Nov; 11(11):1020-3. PMID: 16239849.
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    29. Phillips SA, Sylvester FA, Frisbee JC. Oxidant stress and constrictor reactivity impair cerebral artery dilation in obese Zucker rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Feb; 288(2):R522-30. PMID: 15514104.
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    30. Wyzga N, Varghese S, Wikel S, Canalis E, Sylvester FA. Effects of activated T cells on osteoclastogenesis depend on how they are activated. Bone. 2004 Sep; 35(3):614-20. PMID: 15336596.
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    31. Sylvester FA. Cracking the risk of fractures in Crohn disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Jan; 38(1):113-4. PMID: 14733190.
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    32. Lombard JH, Sylvester FA, Phillips SA, Frisbee JC. High-salt diet impairs vascular relaxation mechanisms in rat middle cerebral arteries. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Apr; 284(4):H1124-33. PMID: 12456391.
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    33. Varghese S, Wyzga N, Griffiths AM, Sylvester FA. Effects of serum from children with newly diagnosed Crohn disease on primary cultures of rat osteoblasts. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Nov; 35(5):641-8. PMID: 12454579.
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    34. Sylvester FA, Stepp DW, Frisbee JC, Lombard JH. High-salt diet depresses acetylcholine reactivity proximal to NOS activation in cerebral arteries. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Jul; 283(1):H353-63. PMID: 12063309.
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    35. Sylvester FA, Wyzga N, Hyams JS, Gronowicz GA. Effect of Crohn's disease on bone metabolism in vitro: a role for interleukin-6. J Bone Miner Res. 2002 Apr; 17(4):695-702. PMID: 11918227.
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    36. Frisbee JC, Sylvester FA, Lombard JH. High-salt diet impairs hypoxia-induced cAMP production and hyperpolarization in rat skeletal muscle arteries. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2001 Oct; 281(4):H1808-15. PMID: 11557575.
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    37. Sylvester FA. Bone abnormalities in gastrointestinal and hepatic disease. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2001 Jan; 2(1):75-80. PMID: 11704981.
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    38. Sylvester FA, Frisbee JC, Lombard JH. Longitudinal differences in vascular control mechanisms in isolated resistance arteries of the rat cremaster muscle. Microvasc Res. 2000 Sep; 60(2):160-7. PMID: 10964590.
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    39. Frisbee JC, Sylvester FA, Lombard JH. Contribution of extrinsic factors and intrinsic vascular alterations to reduced arteriolar reactivity with high-salt diet and hypertension. Microcirculation. 2000 Aug; 7(4):281-9. PMID: 10963633.
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    40. Sajjan US, Sylvester FA, Forstner JF. Cable-piliated Burkholderia cepacia binds to cytokeratin 13 of epithelial cells. Infect Immun. 2000 Apr; 68(4):1787-95. PMID: 10722565; PMCID: PMC97349.
    41. Hyams JS, Davis P, Sylvester FA, Zeiter DK, Justinich CJ, Lerer T. Dyspepsia in children and adolescents: a prospective study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000 Apr; 30(4):413-8. PMID: 10776953.
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    42. Sylvester FA. Bone abnormalities in gastrointestinal and hepatic disease. Curr Opin Pediatr. 1999 Oct; 11(5):402-7. PMID: 10555591.
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    43. Sylvester FA, Shuckett B, Cutz E, Durie PR, Marcon MA. Management of fibrosing pancreatitis in children presenting with obstructive jaundice. Gut. 1998 Nov; 43(5):715-20. PMID: 9824357; PMCID: PMC1727305.
    44. Sylvester FA, Philpott D, Gold B, Lastovica A, Forstner JF. Adherence to lipids and intestinal mucin by a recently recognized human pathogen, Campylobacter upsaliensis. Infect Immun. 1996 Oct; 64(10):4060-6. PMID: 8926069; PMCID: PMC174337.
    45. Sylvester FA, Sajjan US, Forstner JF. Burkholderia (basonym Pseudomonas) cepacia binding to lipid receptors. Infect Immun. 1996 Apr; 64(4):1420-5. PMID: 8606110; PMCID: PMC173935.
    46. Sylvester FA, Griffiths AM. Endothelins and the color of mice: unraveling the etiopathogenesis of Hirschsprung's disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1995 Nov; 21(4):478-9. PMID: 8583305.
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    47. Griffiths A, Koletzko S, Sylvester F, Marcon M, Sherman P. Slow-release 5-aminosalicylic acid therapy in children with small intestinal Crohn's disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1993 Aug; 17(2):186-92. PMID: 8229546.
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