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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Nurko's research focuses on Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders in children. His main interest is in the areas of mechanisms of defecation and fecal continence, constipation, non-acid reflux , functional bowel disorders, pseudo-obstruction, postoperative problems after GI surgery and Hirschsprung's disease. He is actively involved in a number of clinical trials and outcomes research studies .

The main goals of Dr. Nurko's research, is to:

  • Determine the mechanisms for fecal continence in children
  • Determine the role that non-acid reflux plays in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Find better treatments for children with motility disorders
  • Genetic mutations in children with gastroparesis and  pseudobstruction
  • mRNA patterns in gastric mucosa of children with gastroparesis, pseudobstruction and constipation
  • Validation of new methods to establish gastric emptying
  • New methods for the study of intestinal motility
  • Use of high resolution manometry in children with motility disorders

Researcher | Research Background

Dr. Nurko was awarded his MD from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Residency and fellowship was completed at Children's Hospital, Boston.

Researcher | Publications