Publications

Chatterjee S, Park S, Low K, Kong Y, Pimentel M. The degree of breath methane production in IBS correlates with the severity of constipation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007;102:837-841.

Jee S-R, Morales W, Low K, Chang C, Zhu A, Pokkunuri V, Chatterjee S, Soffer EE, Conklin JL, Pimentel M. ICC density predicts bacterial overgrowth in a rat model of post-infectious IBS. World J Gastroenterol. 2010;16:3680-6.

Pimentel M, Lembo A, Chey W, Zakko S, Ringel Y, Yu J, Mareya S, Shaw A, Bortey E, Forbes WP. Rifaximin therapy for patients with irritable bowel syndrome without constipation. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:22-32.

Pimentel M, Morales W, Jee S-R, Low K, Hwang L, Pokkunuri V, Chang C. Antibiotic prophylaxis prevents the development of a post-infectious phenotype in a rat model of post-infectious IBS. Dig Dis Sci. 2011;56:1962-1966.

Morales W, Pimentel M, Hwang L, Kunkel D, Pokkunuri V, Basseri B, Low K, Wang H, Chang C. Acute and chronic histological changes of the small bowel secondary to C. jejuni infection in a rat model. Dig Dis Sci. 2011;56(9):2575-84.

Basseri R, Basseri B,Pimentel M, Chong K, Youdim A, Low K, Hwang L, Soffer E, Chang C, Mathur R. Intestinal methane production in obese individuals is associated with a higher body mass index. Gastro and Hep. 2012;8(1):22-28.

Pyleris E, Giamarellos-Bourboulis EJ, Tzivras D, Koussoulas V, Barbatzas C, Pimentel M. The prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth by small bowel culture: relationship with irritable bowel syndrome. Dig Dis Sci. 2012;57(5):1321-9.

Shah E, Riddle MS, Chang C, Pimentel M. Estimating the contribution of acute gastroenteritis to the overall prevalence of IBS. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012; 18: 200-4.

Mathur R, Kim G, Morales W, Sung J, Rooks E, Pokkunuri V, Weitsman S, Barlow GM, Chang C, Pimentel M. Intestinal Methanobrevibacter smithii but not total bacteria is related to diet-induced weight gain in rats. Obesity. June 7, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].

Kim G, Deepinder F, Morales W, Hwang L, Weitsman S, Chang C, Gunsalus R, Pimentel M. Methanobrevibacter smithii is the predominant methanogen in patients with constipation-predominant IBS and methane on breath. Dig Dis Sci.May 2012 [Epub ahead of print].