Overview

I am interested in conditions that affect childrens' guts, particularly one which causes inflammation of the esophagus where the immune system is overreactive to certain food and environmental triggers.

Publications

Specialized Formula for the Treatment of Cow Milk Protein Allergy
Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
V Avinashi and K Sadiq and S Nicol
DOI: 10.1093/jcag/gwy008.281
02/2018

Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in children
Journal of Infection
Becky Chen, Vishal Avinashi, Simon Dobson
DOI: 10.1016/s0163-4453(17)30202-5
06/2017

Development of anaphylactic cow's milk allergy following cow's milk elimination for eosinophilic esophagitis in a teenager
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Lianne Soller, Christopher Mill, Vishal Avinashi, Timothy Teoh, Edmond S. Chan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2017.02.021
04/2017

Adrenal insufficiency exists for both swallowed budesonide and fluticasone propionate in the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis
The Journal of Pediatrics
Shira Harel, Brenden E. Hursh, Edmond S. Chan, Vishal Avinashi, Constadina Panagiotopoulos
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.02.056
07/2016

Allergic Background and Time to Diagnosis in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis in British Columbia
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Christopher Mill, Vishal Avinashi, Timothy Teoh, Christopher Koo, Edmond S. Chan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.12.887
02/2016

Characterization of ethnicity among children with eosinophilic esophagitis in British Columbia, Canada
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Timothy Teoh, Chris Koo, Vishal Avinashi, Edmond S. Chan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2015.04.016
09/2015

Adrenal Suppression in Children Treated With Oral Viscous Budesonide for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Shira Harel, Brenden E. Hursh, Edmond S. Chan, Vishal Avinashi, Constadina Panagiotopoulos
DOI: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000000848
08/2015

Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis in children
Canadian Family Physician
Teoh, T. and Chan, E.S. and Avinashi, V. and Ko, H.H. and Goldman, R.D.
2015

A CARD9 Polymorphism Is Associated with Decreased Likelihood of Persistent Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia in Intestinal Failure
PLoS ONE
Karolina Maria Burghardt, Vishal Avinashi, Christina Kosar, Wei Xu, Paul W. Wales, Yaron Avitzur, Aleixo Muise
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085915
01/2014

Basiliximab with delayed introduction of calcineurin inhibitors as a renal-sparing protocol following liver transplantation in children with renal impairment
Pediatric Transplantation
Mouzaki, M. and Yap, J. and Avinashi, V. and Babu, A. and Fu, A. and Deangelis, M. and Van Roestel, K. and Ghanekar, A. and Kamath, B. and Avitzur, Y. and Fecteau, A. and Jones, N. and Ling, S. and Grant, D. and Ng, V.
DOI: 10.1111/petr.12158
2013

Increasing interest in family medicine
Canadian Medical Association Journal
V. Avinashi
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.050752
03/2006

Research

Current Projects
Evaluation of GERD in Cystic Fibrosis - impedance vs. oropharyngeal probe

Current Projects
Review of necessity of non-esophageal biopsies in patients with known Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Current Projects
Review of patients diagnosed with Cow Milk Protein Allergy

Current Projects
Registry of patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Grants

2010 - Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Warner Chilcott resident research training award

2010 - Nasivvik Scholarship for Graduate Students in Inuit Environment and Health Research

Honours & Awards

2015 - "Youth Friendly Award" - Youth Advisory Committee