Sonia K. Ramsy, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Vice Chair of Faculty Development

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Research interests, include: Probiotics and studying the gut micro biome. Ongoing research studies, include: 1. Studies to investigate the role of gut micro biome in a number of pediatric disorders. 2. Studying the effect of probiotics and how they modify the gut microbiota. 3. NIH-funding to study the effect of probiotics on children with irritable bowel syndrome and how probiotics modify gut micro biota.


  • Medical status of 219 children with biliary atresia surviving long-term with their native livers: results from a North American multicenter consortiumJ Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 165(3):539-546. e2. . View in PubMed
  • Hemodialysis treatment on an adult patient with Down syndrome associated with ectopic right kidney chronic obstructive nephropathy and secondary amyloidosis Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2013 Mar; 24(2):322-5. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic variants associated with Crohn’s disease Appl Clin Genet. 2013; 6:25-32. . View in PubMed
  • Quantitative profiling of gut microbiota of children with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Nov; 107(11):1740-51. . View in PubMed
  • Alterations in the gut microbiome of children with severe ulcerative colitis Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012 Oct; 18(10):1799-808. . View in PubMed
  • Severe upper extremity polyneuropathy due to inferior brachial plexus compression as a result of left subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2012 Sep; 23(5):1028-31. . View in PubMed
  • Advances in inflammatory bowel diseases in children Minerva Pediatr. 2012 Jun; 64(3):257-70. . View in PubMed
  • End-stage renal disease due to hydronephrosis in a patient with artificial urinary sphincter Int J Artif Organs. 2011 Nov; 34(11):1106-8. . View in PubMed
  • Distal gut microbiota of adolescent children is different from that of adults FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2011 Aug; 77(2):404-12. . View in PubMed
  • Acute kidney injury due to rhabdomyolysis in narcotic drug users Int J Artif Organs. 2011 Jul; 34(7):584-8. . View in PubMed
  • Outcome following thiopurine use in children with ulcerative colitis: a prospective multicenter registry study Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 May; 106(5):981-7. . View in PubMed
  • Gut microbiota is not modified by Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of VSL#3 in Diarrhea-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2011 Mar; 3(1):1-7. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of the influence of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor lisinopril and angiotensin II receptor antagonist losartan in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy and nephrotic syndrome Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2010 Sep; 44(4):251-6. . View in PubMed
  • Disseminated histoplasmosis and pneumocystis pneumonia in a child with Crohn disease receiving infliximab J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Aug; 51(2):221-2. . View in PubMed
  • Lethal Strongyloides stercoralis superinfection in an immunocompromised patient Ren Fail. 2010 Jul; 32(6):750-2. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of immunosuppressive therapeutic regimens in patients with nephrotic syndrome due to idiopathic membranous nephropathy Ren Fail. 2010 Jun; 32(5):566-71. . View in PubMed
  • Quantitative evaluation of proteinuria by estimation of the protein/creatinine ratio in a random urine sample Ren Fail. 2010 Jan; 32(2):153-6. . View in PubMed
  • The validity of fractional excretion of uric acid in the diagnosis of acute kidney injury due to decreased kidney perfusion Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Dec; 54(6):1186-7. . View in PubMed
  • The role of probiotics in allergic diseases Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2009 Oct 22; 5(1):5. . View in PubMed
  • High-throughput quantitative analysis of the human intestinal microbiota with a phylogenetic microarray Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Jun; 75(11):3572-9. . View in PubMed
  • Rapunzel syndrome-a rare cause of multiple jejunal intussusception South Med J. 2009 Apr; 102(4):416-8. . View in PubMed
  • Efficacy of probiotics in the treatment of pediatric atopic dermatitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 Nov; 101(5):508-16. . View in PubMed
  • An update on pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition: a review of some recent advances Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2008 Aug; 38(7):204-28. . View in PubMed
  • An unusual cause of postfundoplication vomiting J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Mar; 43(3):E45-7. . View in PubMed
  • Gastroesophageal reflux Pediatr Rev. 2007 Mar; 28(3):101-10. . View in PubMed
  • The expression of matrix metalloproteinase-11 protein in various types of glomerulonephritis Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007 Jan; 22(1):109-17. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical efficacy of probiotics: review of the evidence with focus on children J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Oct; 43(4):550-7. . View in PubMed
  • Use of wireless capsule endoscopy in the management of severe Henoch-Schonlein purpura Pediatrics. 2006 Sep; 118(3):e904-6. . View in PubMed
  • Early markers of renal dysfunction in patients with sickle cell/beta-thalassemia Kidney Int. 2006 Jun; 69(11):2037-42. . View in PubMed
  • Capsule endoscopy in pediatric patients with hamartomatous polyp syndromes J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Feb; 42(2):240-2. . View in PubMed
  • Urgent superselective segmental renal artery embolization in the treatment of life-threatening renal hemorrhage Urol Int. 2006; 77(1):34-41. . View in PubMed
  • Role of selectins in the intestinal epithelial migration of eosinophils Pediatr Res. 2005 Oct; 58(4):644-7. . View in PubMed
  • The use of Lactobacillus GG in irritable bowel syndrome in children: a double-blind randomized control trial J Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 147(2):197-201. . View in PubMed
  • Polyethylene glycol for constipation in children younger than eighteen months old J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Aug; 39(2):197-9. . View in PubMed
  • A new model for studying eosinophil migration across cultured intestinal epithelial monolayers J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Jul; 39(1):56-63. . View in PubMed
  • Thrombotic microangiopathy in a patient with Sezary syndrome treated with interferon-alpha Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2004 Mar; 19(3):733-5. . View in PubMed
  • Lactobacillus plantarum inhibits the intestinal epithelial migration of neutrophils induced by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2003 Mar; 36(3):385-91. . View in PubMed
  • Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: stimulating neutrophil migration across a cultured intestinal epithelium without altering transepithelial conductance J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2003 Feb; 36(2):253-60. . View in PubMed
  • Relapse of predominant tubulointerstitial lupus nephritis Lupus. 2003; 12(9):728-9. . View in PubMed
  • A rare rectal tumor presenting with encopresis and rectal bleeding in a three-year-old girl: case report and review of the literature J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Oct; 35(4):580-2. . View in PubMed
  • Lactobacillus plantarum reduces the in vitro secretory response of intestinal epithelial cells to enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infection J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Sep; 35(3):350-5. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of E-cadherin/catenin complex in primary and secondary glomerulonephritis Am J Kidney Dis. 2002 Mar; 39(3):469-74. . View in PubMed
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: effective treatment for chronic abdominal pain in children with acalculous biliary pain J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Sep; 36(9):1394-6. . View in PubMed
  • Probiotics inhibit enteropathogenic Ecoli adherence in vitro by inducing intestinal mucin gene expression. Am J Physiol. 1999 04; 276(4):G941-50. . View in PubMed
  • Acute renal failure in an adult patient with Henoch-Schoenlein purpura after episode of macroscopic hematuria Ren Fail. 1999 Jan; 21(1):107-11. . View in PubMed
  • Abnormal expression of brush-border membrane transporters in the duodenal mucosa of two patients with microvillus inclusion disease J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1998 Nov; 27(5):536-42. . View in PubMed
  • Hyperselective renal artery embolisation in the treatment of post-traumatic iatrogenic haematuria: report of two cases Int Angiol. 1998 Mar; 17(1):58-61. . View in PubMed
  • Henoch-Schoenlein purpura and acute interstitial nephritis after intravenous vancomycin administration in a patient with a staphylococcal infection Scand J Rheumatol. 1998; 27(3):233-5. . View in PubMed
  • Acute renal failure associated with immunoglobulin administration Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1997 Jul; 12(7):1497-9. . View in PubMed
  • Soy-polysaccharide-supplemented soy formula enhances mucosal disaccharidase levels following massive small intestinal resection in rats J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1997 Feb; 24(2):140-5. . View in PubMed
  • A case of thyrotoxic hypokalaemic periodic paralysis in a Greek man Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1996 Aug; 11(8):1634-6. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of glutamine-supplemented elemental diet on mucosal adaptation following bowel resection in rats J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1995 Nov; 21(4):394-8. . View in PubMed
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