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Principal Investigator: Naamah Zitomersky, MD
Trial Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of bacteria in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis). Inflammatory Bowel Disease is believed to be caused both by genes and various environmental factors, such as the bacteria that exist in high numbers in the colon. These bacteria can be studied identified through examination of their DNA and cultured from biopsy tissue. This study will allow us to learn more about the causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and/or triggers of disease flares.
Study procedures: Participants undergoing medically indicated colonoscopy with or without IBD will be asked to provide additional biopsy samples for study.
Compensation: A parking voucher and $10 Au Bon Pain Gift card.
Recruitment Info: Children and adults from the ages of 36 months – 22 years who have been diagnosed with IBD or have symptoms suggestive of IBD as well as people without IBD undergoing colonoscopy. Participants may not have been on antibiotics in the 30 days before providing samples, have celiac disease, or immunodeficiency.
Recruitment Contact Name: Ben Atkinson
Recruitment Contact Phone: (857) 218-4979
Recruitment Contact Email: email@example.com
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