Collection of Specimens for Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This study will collect tissue specimens to be used for research on inflammatory bowel disease. The tissues will be used to explore why people get inflammatory bowel disease and to try to develop new treatments based on the study results. Tissue from patients with IBD will be compared with that from patients who do not have the disease
Patients who undergo bowel surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or another bowel disorder may be eligible for this study. Patients with IBD must be at least 4 years of age; those with another disorder must be 18 years of age or older.
Participants undergo bowel surgery for their disease. Some of the intestinal tissue removed during the surgery that is not needed for medical care, such as for pathological examination, is provided to researchers for study under this protocol. In addition, patients with IBD provide a blood sample for genetic testing. Several genetic variations, or mutations, may increase the risk of developing IBD; blood samples from patients may help identify these variations.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
|Official Title:||Procurement of Clinical Specimens for Immunologic or Genetic Studies in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases|
|Study Start Date:||July 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2010|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00086554
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|