Associate Professor Vincent Ho

Associate Professor Vincent Ho

Associate Professor,
School of Medicine

Biography

Qualifications

  • PHD Western Sydney University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine

Contact

Email: V.Ho@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 6354 4511
Mobile:
Location: OFF
Off Campus

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Publications

Books

  • Ho, V. (2020), 'The Healthy Baby Gut Guide: Prevent Allergies, Build Immunity and Develop Good Gut Health from Day One', : Allen & Unwin 9781742697970.

Chapters in Books

  • Fauconnet, P., Ho, V., Pastor, C. and Schiffer, E. (2011), 'Hepatopulmonary syndrome', Cardiovascular Diseases and Liver Transplantation, Nova Science Publishers 9781611229103.
  • Ho, V. and Chen, J. (2011), 'Hepatitis C virus associated glomerulonephritis', An Update on Glomerulopathies: Clinical and Treatment Aspects, In Tech Press 9789533076737.

Journal Articles

  • Vlismas, L., Wu, W. and Ho, V. (2024), 'Idiopathic slow transit constipation : pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management', Medicina, vol 60, no 1 .
  • Ooi, L., Ho, V., Zhu, J., Lim, S., Chung, L., Abubakar, A., Rutland, T., Chua, W., Ng, W., Lee, M., Morgan, M., Mackenzie, S. and Lee, C. (2024), 'p21 as a predictor and prognostic indicator of clinical outcome in rectal cancer patients', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 25, no 2 .
  • O'Neill, R., Wang, W., Chan, P., Ho, V., Verdon, C., Turner, I. and Acharya, P. (2023), 'An obscure cause of gastrointestinal bleeding : recurrent duodenal variceal hemorrhage treated with intramuscular octreotide in the absence of portal hypertension', JGH Open, vol 7, no 1 , pp 78 - 80.
  • Varghese, C., Schamberg, G., Calder, S., Waite, S., Carson, D., Foong, D., Wang, W., Ho, V., Woodhead, J., Daker, C., Xu, W., Du, P., Abell, T., Parkman, H., Tack, J., Andrews, C., O'Grady, G. and Gharibans, A. (2023), 'Normative values for body surface gastric mapping evaluations of gastric motility using gastric alimetry : spectral analysis', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol 118, no 6 , pp 1047 - 1057.
  • O'Grady, G., Varghese, C., Schamberg, G., Calder, S., Du, P., Xu, W., Tack, J., Daker, C., Mousa, H., Abell, T., Parkman, H., Ho, V., Bradshaw, L., Hobson, A., Andrews, C., Gharibans, A., Erickson, J., Foong, D., Wang, W., Huang, I., Wang, T., Waite, S., Carson, D., Benitez, A., Angeli-Gordon, T., Keane, C., Kunkel, D. and Cederwall, C. (2023), 'Principles and clinical methods of body surface gastric mapping : technical review', Neurogastroenterology and Motility, vol 35, no 10 .
  • Foong, D., Mikhael, M., Zhou, J., Zarrouk, A., Liu, X., Schroder, J., Polo, J., Ho, V. and O'Connor, M. (2023), 'Transcriptome and proteome profiling of primary human gastric interstitial cells of Cajal predicts pacemaker networks', Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, vol 29, no 2 , pp 238 - 249.
  • Ho, V., Chung, L., Wilkinson, K., Lea, V., Lim, S., Abubakar, A., Ng, W., Lee, M., Roberts, T., Chua, W. and Lee, C. (2023), 'Prognostic significance of MRE11 overexpression in colorectal cancer patients', Cancers, vol 15, no 9 .
  • Au, M., Low, P., Rennie, M., Mohseni, M., Song, Y., Kim, N., Baraty, B., Mitrev, N., He, E., Ho, V., Leong, R. and Kariyawasam, V. (2023), 'Determining efficacy of dynamic multimedia bowel preparation instructions versus standard instructions on adenoma detection and patient reported measures (DIGICLEAN trial) : a study protocol for a multicentre, colonoscopist-blinded, randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol 13 .
  • Ho, V. and Callaghan, C. (2023), 'The role of Destrin Wnt/?-catenin signaling pathway in rectal cancer oncogenesis', International Journal of Radiation Oncology, vol 117, no 1 , pp 211 - 213.
  • Zhou, J. and Ho, V. (2023), 'Non-erosive reflux disease and oesophageal carcinoma : risk assessment is complicated by the dynamic nature of reflux disease', BMJ, vol 382 .
  • Xu, M., Brannan, J., Ho, V. and Zhou, J. (2023), 'Mechanism of spirometry associated gastro-esophageal reflux in individuals undergoing esophageal assessment', PLoS One, vol 18, no 9 .
  • Foong, D., Calder, S., Varghese, C., Schamberg, G., Xu, W., Daker, C., Ho, V., Andrews, C., Gharibans, A. and O'Grady, G. (2023), 'Gastric Alimetry? test interpretation in gastroduodenal disorders : review and recommendations', Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol 12, no 20 .
  • Schamberg, G., Calder, S., Varghese, C., Xu, W., Wang, W., Ho, V., Daker, C., Andrews, C., O?Grady, G., Gharibands, A. and Ensor, S. (2023), 'An evaluation of gastric alimetry body surface gastric mapping compared to electrogastrography spectral analysis', Gut, vol 72, no Suppl. 2 , pp 32 - 32.
  • Wang, W., Foong, D., Calder, S., Schamberg, G., Varghese, C., Xu, W., Daker, C., Waite, S., Du, P., Abell, T., Parkman, H., Fernandes, V., Andrews, C., Gharibans, A., Ho, V. and O?Grady, G. (2023), 'The use of gastric alimetry? for specific patient phenotyping in gastroduodenal disorders in comparison to gastric emptying scintigraphy', Gut, vol 72, no Suppl. 2 , pp 192 - 193.
  • Schamberg, G., Calder, S., Varghese, C., Xu, W., Wang, W., Ho, V., Daker, C., Andrews, C., O?Grady, G. and Gharibans, A. (2023), 'Comparison of Gastric Alimetry? body surface gastric mapping versus electrogastrography spectral analysis', Scientific Reports, vol 13, no 1 .
  • Zhou, J. and Ho, V. (2023), 'Role of baseline gut microbiota on response to fiber intervention in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome', Nutrients, vol 15, no 22 .
  • Varghese, C., Dachs, N., Schamberg, G., Mccool, K., Law, M., Xu, W., Calder, S., Foong, D., Ho, V., Daker, C., Andrews, C., Gharibans, A. and O'Grady, G. (2023), 'Longitudinal outcome monitoring in patients with chronic gastroduodenal symptoms investigated using the Gastric Alimetry system : study protocol', BMJ Open, vol 13, no 11 .
  • Zhou, J., Ho, V. and Javadi, B. (2022), 'New Internet of Medical Things for home-based treatment of anorectal disorders', Sensors, vol 22, no 2 .
  • Tran, T., Tran, N. and Ho, V. (2022), 'Checkpoint inhibitors and the gut', Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol 11, no 3 .
  • Foong, D., Liyanage, L., Zhou, J., Zarrouk, A., Ho, V. and O'Connor, M. (2022), 'Single-cell RNA sequencing predicts motility networks in purified human gastric interstitial cells of Cajal', Neurogastroenterology and Motility, vol 34, no 7 .
  • Suresh, H., Mikhael, M., Ho, V. and Zhou, J. (2022), 'A HPLC-ESI-Q-ToF-MS method for the analysis of monomer constituents in PHGG, gum arabic and psyllium husk prebiotic dietary fibre supplements', International Journal of Food Properties, vol 25, no 1 , pp 1650 - 1667.
  • Ho, V., Chung, L., Lim, S., Ma, Y., Wang, B., Lea, V., Abubakar, A., Ng, W., Lee, M., Roberts, T., Chua, W. and Lee, C. (2022), 'Prognostic impact of TP53 mutations and tumor mutational load in colorectal cancer', Gastrointestinal Disorders, vol 4, no 3 , pp 165 - 179.
  • Gupta, A., Immanuel, J., Ho, V., Dalal, R., Symons, P. and Simmons, D. (2022), 'Placental abnormalities in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus : a systematic review and metaanalysis of shear wave elastography', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM, vol 4, no 6 .
  • Chimoriya, R., Ho, V., Simmons, D., Kormas, N. and Piya, M. (2022), 'Application of 2D shearwave elastography for screening of NAFLD in people with class 3 obesity', Obesity Reviews, vol 23, no S2 , pp 22 - 22.
  • Chimoriya, R., Piya, M., Simmons, D., Ahlenstiel, G. and Ho, V. (2021), 'The use of two-dimensional shear wave elastography in people with obesity for the assessment of liver fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease', Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol 10, no 1 .
  • Longley, K., Tran, T. and Ho, V. (2021), 'Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy', Gastroenterology Insights, vol 12, no 1 , pp 76 - 88.
  • Ho, V. (2021), 'COVID-19 in the gut and liver', Medicine Today, vol 22, no 4 , pp 43 - 46.
  • Suresh, H., Zhou, J. and Ho, V. (2021), 'The short-term effects and tolerability of low-viscosity soluble fibre on gastroparesis patients : a pilot clinical intervention study', Nutrients, vol 13, no 12 .
  • Ko, Y. and Ho, V. (2021), 'Irritable bowel syndrome : an update on diagnosis and management', Medicine Today, vol 22, no 8 , pp 21 - 25.
  • Zhou, J., Teo, M., Ho, V. and Brannan, J. (2020), 'Prevalence and effects of gastro-oesophageal reflux during spirometry in subjects undergoing reflux assessment', PLoS One, vol 15, no 2 .
  • Ho, V., Chung, L., Singh, A., Lea, V., Abubakar, A., Lim, S., Chua, W., Ng, W., Lee, M., Roberts, T., Souza, P. and Lee, C. (2020), 'Aberrant expression of RAD52, its prognostic impact in rectal cancer and association with poor survival of patients', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 21, no 5 .
  • Anandabaskaran, S. and Ho, V. (2020), 'Rapid bupropion-induced hepatotoxicity : a case report and review of the literature', Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol 12, no 1 .
  • Longley, K. and Ho, V. (2020), 'A practical management approach to gastroparesis', Internal Medicine Journal, vol 50, no 8 , pp 909 - 917.
  • Foong, D., Zhou, J., Zarrouk, A., Ho, V. and O'Connor, M. (2020), 'Understanding the biology of human interstitial cells of Cajal in gastrointestinal motility', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 21, no 12 .
  • Zhou, J., Shrestha, P., Qiu, Z., Harman, D., Teoh, W., Al-Sohaily, S., Liem, H., Turner, I. and Ho, V. (2020), 'Distinct microbiota dysbiosis in patients with non-erosive reflux disease and esophageal adenocarcinoma', Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol 9, no 7 .
  • Medveczky, D., Kodsi, R., Skelsey, K., Grudzinskas, K., Bueno, F., Ho, V., Kormas, N. and Piya, M. (2020), 'Class 3 obesity in a multidisciplinary metabolic weight management program : the effect of preexisting Type 2 diabetes on 6-month weight loss', Journal of Diabetes Research, vol 2020 .
  • Suresh, H., Ho, V. and Zhou, J. (2020), 'Rheological characteristics of soluble fibres during chemically simulated digestion and their suitability for gastroparesis patients', Nutrients, vol 12, no 8 .
  • Zhou, J., Jameson, C. and Ho, V. (2019), 'High-amplitude gastric contractions following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy', Case Reports in Surgery, vol 2019 .
  • Situ, Y., Chung, L., Lee, C. and Ho, V. (2019), 'MRN (MRE11-RAD50-NBS1) complex in human cancer and prognostic implications in colorectal cancer', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 20, no 4 .
  • Hearn, N., Coleman, A., Ho, V., Chiu, C. and Lind, J. (2019), 'Comparing DNA methylation profiles in saliva and intestinal mucosa', BMC Genomics, vol 20, no 1 .
  • Atlantis, E., Langford, K., Piya, M., Ho, V., Skelsey, K., Rickards, L., Edwards, S. and Kormas, N. (2019), 'Physical capacity outcomes in patients with severe obesity after 12 months of physician-led multidisciplinary team care : a case series from a public hospital clinical obesity service', Clinical Obesity, vol 9, no 6 .
  • Fragakis, A., Zhou, J., Mannan, H. and Ho, V. (2018), 'Association between drug usage and constipation in the elderly population of Greater Western Sydney Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 15, no 2 .
  • Brannan, J., Zhou, J., Ho, V. and Teo, M. (2018), 'Gastric-oesphageal (GOR) reflux during spirometry : prevalence and effects (Poster)', Respirology, vol 23, no Suppl. 1 , pp 11 - 11.
  • Ho, V., Chung, L., Singh, A., Lea, V., Abubakar, A., Lim, S., Ng, W., Lee, M., Souza, P., Shin, J. and Lee, C. (2018), 'Overexpression of the MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN) complex in rectal cancer correlates with poor response to neoadjuvant radiotherapy and prognosis', BMC Cancer, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Zhou, J., Sykes, C. and Ho, V. (2018), 'Semi-solid and solid bolus swallows in high-resolution oesophageal manometry for the detection of motility disorders', Open Journal of Gastroenterology, vol 8, no 1 .
  • Wong, K., Tang, L., Zhou, J. and Ho, V. (2017), 'Analysis of spatiotemporal pattern and quantification of gastrointestinal slow waves caused by anticholinergic drugs', Organogenesis, vol 13, no 2 , pp 39 - 62.
  • Zhou, J., O'Connor, M. and Ho, V. (2017), 'The potential for gut organoid derived interstitial cells of Cajal in replacement therapy', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 18, no 10 .
  • Ho, V., Chung, L., Singh, A., Lea, V., Revoltar, M., Lim, S., Tut, T., Ng, W., Lee, M., de Souza, P., Shin, J. and Lee, S. (2017), 'Early postoperative low expression of RAD50 in rectal cancer patients associates with disease-free survival', Cancers, vol 9, no 12 .
  • Teo, M., Zhou, J., Ho, V. and Brannan, J. (2017), 'Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) during spirometry : prevalence and effects', European Respiratory Journal, vol 50, no Suppl 61 .
  • Ho, V., Chung, L., Revoltar, M., Lim, S., Tut, T., Abubakar, A., Henderson, C., Chua, W., Ng, W., Lee, M., de Souza, P., Morgan, M., Lee, S. and Shin, J. (2016), 'MRE11 and ATM expression levels predict rectal cancer survival and their association with radiotherapy response', PLoS One, vol 11, no 12 .
  • Revoltar, M., Shin, J., Lim, S., Tut, T., Dissanayake, I., Descallar, J., Ho, V., Chua, W., Ng, W., Lee, M., Henderson, C., de Souza, P., Morgan, M. and Lee, S. (2016), 'Early marker of DNA damage response, ATM, as a predictor of clinical outcome following radiotherapy in rectal cancer patients', Pathology, vol 48, no Supplement 1 , pp 153 - 153.
  • Meng, W., Zhou, J., Elliott, R., Murphy, P., Ho, V. and O'Connor, M. (2015), 'Is there a role for human pluripotent stem cells in modelling interstitial cells of cajal and gut motility disorders?', Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy, vol 10, no 3 , pp 251 - 257.
  • Shin, J., Tut, T., Ho, V. and Lee, S. (2014), 'Predictive markers of radiotherapy-induced rectal cancer regression', Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol 67, no 10 , pp 859 - 864.
  • Ho, W. and Ho, V. (2012), 'Oral direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C', Journal of Antivirals and Antiretrovirals, vol 4, no 3 .
  • Ho, V. and Ho, W. (2012), 'Hepatitis B in pregnancy : specific issues and considerations', Journal of Antivirals and Antiretrovirals, vol 4, no 3 , pp 51 - 59.

Current Projects

Title: Prebiotic effects of partially hydrolysed guar gum in individuals with gastropareses
Funder:
  • Australian Rotary Health (ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Jerry Zhou and Vincent Ho
Years: 2022-06-23 - 2025-06-23
ID: P00028592
Title: Neuroscience Research Into Ageing - PhD Scholarships
Funder:
  • The Ainsworth Foundation
Western Researchers: Tara Roberts, Morven Cameron, Ritesh Raju, Vincent Ho and Erika Gyengesi
Years: 2021-10-01 - 2025-12-31
ID: P00027512
Title: Stream 2 - New insights into disease mechanisms
Funder:
  • The Ainsworth Foundation
Western Researchers: Erika Gyengesi, Tara Roberts, Golo Ahlenstiel, Vincent Ho, Scott Read, Slade Jensen, Yossi Buskila, Ritesh Raju and Gerald Muench
Years: 2021-10-01 - 2025-12-31
ID: P00027634
Title: Gastroparesis and Functional Dyspepsia Biobank
Funder:
  • University of Newcastle
Western Researchers: Vincent Ho
Years: 2023-05-22 - 2025-05-22
ID: P00028721

Previous Projects

Title: Effect of low viscosity soluble fibre on gastroparesis symptoms in patients with gastroparesis
Funder:
  • Australian Rotary Health (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jerry Zhou and Vincent Ho
Years: 2016-08-26 - 2021-12-01
ID: P00023596
Title: The effects of aging and anticholinergic treatment on gastrointestinal motility
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Jerry Zhou and Vincent Ho
Years: 2014-09-16 - 2015-12-16
ID: P00022356
Title: Specialist Reviewer for the development of a 1-hour online program (eCPD) for pharmacists in the area of infant Nutrition
Funder:
  • mdBriefCase Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Vincent Ho
Years: 2018-09-10 - 2018-10-30
ID: P00025268
Title: Characterising the role of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in human stem cell-derived gut organoids
Funder:
  • Australian Rotary Health (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Michael O'Connor, Jerry Zhou and Vincent Ho
Years: 2018-03-05 - 2021-03-05
ID: P00024921
Title: Continuous optical and pH monitoring device for the distal oesophagus
Funder:
  • Maridulu Budyari Gumal
Western Researchers: Jerry Zhou, Vincent Ho and Gu Fang
Years: 2019-09-16 - 2021-03-31
ID: P00026057
Title: New endoscopic device for diabetic gastroparesis [via JDRF]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Vincent Ho, David Simmons and Kelvin Wong
Years: 2017-05-27 - 2018-05-27
ID: P00023844
Title: Clinical trial of a new Internet-of-Medical-Things device for home-based treatment of anorectal disorders
Funder:
  • Maridulu Budyari Gumal
Western Researchers: Jerry Zhou, Vincent Ho and Bahman Javadi Jahantigh
Years: 2021-09-01 - 2022-07-31
ID: P00027428
Title: A pilot study on the effects of mushroom juice consumption in individuals with irritable bowel disorders
Funder:
  • ViGA Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Jerry Zhou and Vincent Ho
Years: 2021-02-01 - 2022-09-30
ID: P00026948
Title: Transitional Advances in GI Surgical Recovery and Motility Disorders [via The University of Auckland]
Funder:
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand
Western Researchers: Vincent Ho
Years: 2022-03-21 - 2023-09-30
ID: P00026431
Title: Prebiotic effects of partially hydrolysed guar gum in irritable bowel syndrome patients
Funder:
  • Nestle Australia Ltd
Western Researchers: Jerry Zhou and Vincent Ho
Years: 2022-04-30 - 2023-10-31
ID: P00027868
Title: Comparative gastric transit study in gastroparesis and slow transit constipation
Funder:
  • Atmo Biosciences
Western Researchers: Jerry Zhou and Vincent Ho
Years: 2021-05-24 - 2023-03-31
ID: P00027305

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