Boston Children's Hospital is monitoring the developing situation with lead contamination in some Boston Public Schools. Please contact your primary care physician if you have any concerns about your child.
Boston Children’s Hospital está monitoreando la situación de la contaminación por plomo en algunas escuelas públicas de Boston. Por favor, póngase en contacto con su médico primario si usted tiene alguna preocupación acerca de su hijo.
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Principal Investigator: Jonah Essers, MD
Trial Description: This multi-center study aims to identify molecular markers in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in order to stratify patients by risk of developing complicated or severe disease. A secondary aim is to create a repository of anonymous stool, blood, and intestinal biopsy samples for use in future projects investigating IBD pathogenesis.
Study procedures: Participants will be asked to provide blood, stool, and, when applicable, intestinal biopsy samples during a regularly scheduled visit with their gastroenterologist, or during a medically indicated colonoscopy. These samples will be de-identified (i.e. made anonymous) and combined with similar samples from across the country for analysis.
Recruitment Info: Children and adults from the ages of 3 years to 16 years who have been diagnosed with or are suspected to have IBD. Recruitment must happen within 30 days of diagnosis.
Recruitment Contact Name: Benjamin Atkinson
Recruitment Contact Phone: (857) 218-4979
Recruitment Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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