Experiences of Disclosure in Adolescents With Coeliac Disease
Being diagnosed with coeliac disease means that individuals can no longer consume things containing gluten, such as bread or cake, or they can become very ill. This can make situations involving food challenging, such as social situations or lunch at school. The investigators know that being diagnosed with coeliac disease as a teenager can be particularly upsetting and can lead to problems such as anxiety or low mood. Research suggests that when young people are worried about the impact of their condition on their life, they can find it challenging to tell their doctor or ask for support. The investigators would like to understand the...
Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Gut Permeability Assessment
This research aims to develop portable devices - known as fluorescence spectrometers - to monitor the leakage of fluorescent dyes out of the gut into the blood stream. These devices will measure the leakiness (permeability) of the gut in a non-invasive manner and will provide an early warning that patients are at risk of infections caused by the unwanted flow of bacteria from the intestine to the rest of the body.
Genomic Resources for Enhancing Available Therapies (GREAT1.0) Study
This is a prospective, descriptive, observational research study designed to observe and document the clinical practice by domain experts, and how the knowledge of new findings that are published in the medical literature affect clinical decision making. The study will evaluate risk factors and co-variants, including genetic variants that are associated with disease progression such as pain, inflammation, organ dysfunction, disability and quality of life.
Gluten Challenge Study in Celiac Disease Participants (MK-0000-402)
This is a gluten challenge study to characterize peripheral blood and intestinal gluten specific cluster of differentiation 4 glycoprotein (CD4+) thymus lymphocyte (T cell) subsets in participants with Celiac Disease
Gluten Free Diet in IBS
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often benefit from dietary changes. The effect of a gluten-free diet (GFD) on clinical symptom improvement and psychological well-being will be checked in patients with IBS. In addition, the stimulatory potential of gluten on peripheral blood monocytes will be determined. Responders will be provoked with gluten containing bars or placebo bars to confirm the diagnosis of non-celiac glutensenstitivity.
Gluten-free Oats and Gastrointestinal Health in Coeliac Disease, Part 1
The research aims to investigate the effects of gluten-free oats to the gastrointestinal health in celiac disease patients and healthy subjects. The effects of gluten-free oats on the several intestinal parameters, on the composition of the gut microbiota as well as on the metabolic profile of celiac patients and healthy controls will be studied. The study is divided into two parts. Part 1 will be conducted as a double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled cross-over study. Healthy subjects will be recruited to the study. The aim is to recruit 15 participants for the part 1. The study will be conducted with a cross-over setting, where...
Imaging the Duodenum Using an Optical Frequency Domain Imaging OFDI Capsule
The study is being done to assess the tolerability and feasibility of a tethered OFDI capsule to image the duodenum. A total of 24 subjects will be asked to swallow the tethered capsule, while they are awake and unsedated and ask for their feedback. Images will be taken using the OFDI system while the capsule travels from the esophagus into the stomach and into the duodenum.
Impact of a Gluten-free Diet on Quality of Life in Patients With Axial Spondyloarthritis.
Subclinical intestinal inflammation and gut dysbiosis have been reported in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). In common practice, rheumatologists are increasingly confronted with patients with inflammatory rheumatism who are on gluten-free diets (GFDs), despite the lack of reliable data from controlled studies. This study aims to determine the impact of a GFD on the quality of life of patients with axial SpA.
Improved Diagnostics of Celiac Disease in Children
The main purpose of this study is to improve the diagnostics of celiac disease and reduce the need for invasive endoscopic studies in children. Further, the investigators aim to investigate the natural history and risk of complications in children with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and to create a large scientific database.
Inflammatory Back Pain and Gluten Free Diet
Articular involvement is the most frequent extra-intestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). IBD-related spondyloarthropathy is mainly characterised by axial involvement (including inflammatory back pain, isolated sacroiliitis and ankylosing spondylitis) but may also be associated with peripheral symptoms (i.e peripheral arthritis, dactylitis and enthesopathy, such as Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and chest wall pain). In particular, inflammatory back pain (IBP) is characterised by an insidious onset, improves after exercise but not with rest, and is associated with morning stiffness. Up to now, several criteria...
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