Monday, June 6, 2011
Study for Those With Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and IBD
This is a super easy study to participate in. Rush University is seeking volunteers for a study on IBD. They currently need controls, which in this case are folks with IBD who are NOT following a special diet. Here is the official release:
Do you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or indeterminate
colitis? Would you like to have a free stool analysis to see what
bacteria, yeast and other microbes are in your gastrointestinal tract?
Rush University Medical Center’s Department of Gastroenterology is
conducting a study to determine if the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
changes the population of microbes in the gastrointestinal tract.
This is a popular dietary program amongst patients, but there are no
published studies on how the diet works. Your participation in this
study will contribute to scientific knowledge regarding how diet can
be used to manage the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
Participation will entail completing a series of surveys and mailing
two stool samples and a urine sample. This study can be done
completely from home through the mail and does not require presence at
Rush University Medical Center.
We are currently looking for volunteers 8 years of age or older with a formal
diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or indeterminate
colitis who are NOT on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or a similar
diet. Subjects must be located in the United States. Volunteers who
qualify for the study will receive a DNA analysis of their stool.
The principal investigator for this study is
Ece Mutlu, MD
Rush University Medical Center Department of Gastroenterology
1725 W. Harrison St., Ste. 207
Chicago, IL 60612
If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact