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Welcome to IBD Partners Research Ideas Page!

In this area you will be able to:

  • Propose, vote on, and discuss research ideas
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You are an active participant in  IBD Partners research prioritization process! Have you ever had a question about IBD that you wish science could answer? Tell us what research is important to you!

Here, you can submit a research idea to the community, cast your votes, and discuss research ideas proposed by other members. Please make your research question as specific as possible. Other members will vote on your research idea, and we will prioritize research ideas with the most votes.

You are allowed to vote for your own proposed research idea if you want. However, you can only vote for a total of five research ideas. If you have already cast your five votes and an idea you like even more is proposed, you can change your votes at any time to reflect your current preferences.

The research team will review all submitted ideas and provide a response to you and to the community. If your idea leads to an IBD Partners Study, you will have the opportunity to serve as a patient collaborator on the research team for that study.

We encourage you to prioritize the ideas that are most important to you, even if the research team determines that your idea is not a good fit for IBD Partners. We will share ideas labeled “Not a Good Fit” with researchers outside of our network when appropriate. We want to make sure all of your votes count!

Thanks for your participation in this important platform to help the IBD research community understand what research questions are important to patients. We are passionate about finding answers to your questions!

Proposed Idea              

Is Low Dose Allergy Immunotherapy helpful to people diagnosed with IBD?

It's described as a safe approach to healing auto-immune illnesses.

Alternative Therapies
last activity about 1 year ago
1    0

Is peppermint oil effective in prevention and treatment of pouchitis?

Peppermint oil has been used to treat GI conditions including IBS. Peppermint oil has many mechanisms of action which may make it effective in treating pouchitis. Peppermint oil is an antispasmodic, it is antibacterial, and anti inflammatory. Peppermint oil, delivered directly to the pouch, via a pH dependent delivery system may be effective in the management of pouchitis.

Alternative Therapies
last activity over 2 years ago
1    1
Proposed Idea              

Has anyone had experience with Qing Dai also known as Indigo Naturalis?

This is a Chinese herb that may improve inflammation. It pops up on-line as a treatment but no extensive research has been done.

Alternative Therapies
last activity 4 months ago
0    0
Proposed Idea              

Does Oregano Oil have any affect on IBD?

In IBD discussion groups Oregano Oil has come up as being very helpful for some people.. I have not been able to find a study verifying if this is true.

Alternative Therapies
last activity over 3 years ago
3    0
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Are parasites (like hook worms) a safe and effective treatment option for patients with IBD?

Patients are buying and self-administering parasites, claiming that they have induced remission or reduced their symptoms. I'd like to see a scientific study that determines whether the use of parasites is safe and effective. If the anecdotal evidence can be verified in a study, then we may have another treatment option for IBD. If it is not safe and effective, then people ought to know so they don't self-administer something dangerous.

Alternative Therapies
last activity 10 months ago
12    0
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Does Colloidal Silver have any benefit or healing impact on IBD?

I have done research and come across positive testimonies of those who have used colloidal silver and found relief/healing. I would like to know more about it from a professional standpoint. The silver was used both orally and as an enema in these testimonies.

Alternative Therapies
last activity 8 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

Does cryotherapy have an anti-inflammatory response on IBD patients?

Athletes who regulary compete at high levels often use ice baths to help in recovery. New systems have been created to replicate the benefits of ice baths. These systems, such as Cryo-chambers can achieve similar benefits to ice baths. Many professional athletes are using this system to recover faster for game day. I had the opportunity to try a whole body cryo treatment (2 minutes long) and within a day I noticed a decrease in IBD symptoms. I feel that the anti-inflammatory effect of cryo treatments could be a useful strategy in helping to minimize symptoms of IBD.

Alternative Therapies
last activity 11 months ago
0    0
Proposed Idea              

What are the possibilities in QBECO SSI in the treatment of IBD?

It's a fundamentally different treatment in that it doesn't suppress it, it helps modulate it.

Alternative Therapies
last activity over 1 year ago
0    0

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