Budesonide in Patients With Immune Mediated Enteropathies
Researchers are trying to determine if withdrawal of budesonide therapy in patients with immune-mediated enteropathies doing well on therapy will result in worsening symptoms, histology, quality of life, and micronutrient/nutritional status when compared to continued therapy.
Celiac Disease and Vitamin Status: Evaluation of the Effect of Supplementation With a Probiotic (VIVOMIXX®) in a Cohoort of Celiac Patients
Celiac disease is a disorder caused by a disregulation of the immune system which leads to immune response to gluten. Diet therapy is the gold standard of treatment, and the only effective one. Macronutrients and micronutrients deficiency (vitamin D, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, iron and zinc), which is in any case far more common in patients who don't follow gluten free diet, can persist in a subset of patients who follow gluten-free diet. Supplementation of vitamins in these patients may have a beneficial role. A recent study in a murine model showed that supplementation with probiotic VIVOMIXX® leads to an increase in ...
Celiac Disease Database
The focus of this study is to create a database containing information about patients with celiac disease. This database will allow us to examine clinical and epidemiologic features of the University of Chicago Medical Center patient population. We have the largest population of patients with celiac disease in the mid-West and as such this study using information gathered from our database can greatly contribute to our current understanding of this disease.
Celiac Disease Genomic Environmental Microbiome and Metabolomic Study
Celiac disease (CD) is a complex disease caused by eating gluten, a protein contained in wheat, rye, and barley. It is well known that many factors contribute to the development of CD, including the genes that you have and the foods that you eat. In the CDGEMM study, we will consider as many of these factors as possible and study how they each contribute to disease development. If the investigators find that any one factor, or combination of factors, increases the risk of developing CD, we will be able to apply this information and help prevent or detect disease in high-risk children in the future.
Celiac Plexus Radio-Surgery for Pain Management
Many cancer patients, especially those with pancreatic cancer, suffer from severe lower back / upper abdominal pain. This pain is often poorly managed with standard treatments; the doses of painkiller required often induce side effects, whereas nerve block procedures (where a needle is deeply inserted into the back) are both invasive and of limited benefit. This clinical trial investigates a unique novel approach in which high-dose radiation (radiosurgery) is focused on the offending nerve bundle (the celiac plexus) in the posterior abdomen. Preliminary results from a single institution pilot trial are very promising: pain relief...
Coeliac Disease in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)
In this study, all citizen of Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway, above 18 years of age are invited to participate in a population-based health study, the HUNT study. Blood samples are drawn from the participants and assessed for celiac disease by a serological assay. Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine due to dietary gluten in wheat, barley and rye. The diagnosis will be verified through endoscopic assessment and biopsies from the small intestinal mucosa. The aims of the study are 1) to establish the population-based prevalence of celiac disease; 2) to assess the consequences of the disease from...
Comparison of the Effects of Different Nutrition Treatments on Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disease associated with changes in bowel habits characterized by unexplained abdominal discomfort or pain. Common symptoms of the disease include gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and common gastrointestinal problems associated with psychosocial problems. IBS makes it difficult for patients to attend school and work, reduce productivity, increase healthcare costs and negatively affect quality of life. Although IBS is not a life-threatening disease, it is a condition that must be tackled throughout life. The disease is clinically managed through dietary interventions and appropriate lifestyle...
Confirmatory Efficacy Trial of a Gluten-Free Diet in a Subgroup of Persons With Schizophrenia Who Have High Levels of IgG Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (AGA IG)
This study purpose is to conduct a confirmatory double-blind randomized controlled trial in an inpatient setting of the effects of a tightly controlled gluten-free diet (GFD) to improve negative symptoms in people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who have antibodies to gliadin (AGA IgG). As part of the project investigators will also confirm outcomes such as cognitive symptoms, changes in peripheral and central inflammation as well as gut/blood brain barrier permeability.
Differences in Preparation for Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy
The introduction of video capsule endoscopy in 2000 has provided a convenient and minimally invasive imaging method for the whole small bowel. Capsule Endoscopy is used to investigate a number of conditions such as obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, iron deficiency anaemia, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, small bowel tumors, and hereditary polyposis syndromes. However, Capsule Endoscopy capsules are not able to suction fluid or wash the intestine, thus making it susceptible to decreased visualization quality and diagnostic yield due to dark intestinal contents or air bubbles. In order to determine the best method for ...
Dose Escalation Study to Evaluate an Experimental New Treatment (CALY-002) in Healthy Subjects and Subjects With Celiac Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis
This is a single and multiple ascending study to characterize the safety, PK, PD and clinical effect in healthy volunteers and participants with Celiac Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
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