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Principal Investigator: Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH
Protocol Status: Open for Recruitment
Trial Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of intestinal bacteria in the development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis). These bacteria can be studied through stool samples to learn more about the causes and symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The study will also collect blood samples and nutrition information to understand if genes and diet affect intestinal bacteria in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Study procedures: Participants will provide at least one stool sample and may provide up to eight stool samples per year if they so choose. Participants may provide one blood sample at an appointment when blood is already being drawn for clinical purposes. Participants or their guardians have the option of filling out a questionnaire on the participant’s typical diet.
Compensation: $10 cash will be provided to participants with the collection of each stool sample.
Recruitment Info: Children and adults of at least 3 months of age who have been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis) can participate in the study. Control subjects must be of at least 3 months of age and must not have a diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease; control subjects may have other gastrointestinal diagnoses or symptoms.
Recruitment Contact Name: Sarah Weber
Recruitment Contact Phone: (857) 218-5098
Recruitment Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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