In this area you will be able to:
- Propose, vote on, and discuss research ideas
- View current studies
- View published research
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.
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I have had amazing success in treating my UC with an herbal formula (called Isatis Cooling) for about 15 years and wish that other people knew of this option. I understand that many other people have had similar success, however the medical community generally does not make patients aware of such options (even as a last resort prior to surgery or medications with known severe adverse side effects). It seems that their reasoning is that they are not aware of these options, or if they have heard of them (and their anecdotal effectiveness) they still do not even mention them to others because there is no "scientific evidence" to support their effectiveness or safety. I feel this is a disservice to patients. Doctors should be aware of the range of available options and help to spread this information (even with caveats about the lack of study), as mine thankfully did. In the best case, studies should be done on the effectiveness and safety of herbal remedies.
A great deal of research has been done that showed that dog visits to hospitals boosted mood and reduced pain, anxiety and depression. Does having a dog reduce pain and depression for Crohn's or IBD?
I have had reactions to the biologics and I am concerned about the risk of cancer, as it runs in my family. I have also had reactions to pill medications so my treatment options are limited.
I have my colon removed because of Ulcerative Colitis in 1993, now I have a skin problem and they tell me is an autoimmune problem, could it be related with the Ulcerative Colitis?
Because other patients can be in the same situation and is important to know what to do
Are supplements effective to reduce inflammation, minimize irritants, and promote mucosal healing in the gut? (tumeric, boswellia, bovine colostrum/igg, glutamine, essential oils)?
Patients can get extra non rx support in a flare or use this to maintain healthy gut.
I have UC and waiting to hear if I now have Graves Disease.
What is the difference between diseased/inflamed tissue in Crohn's or UC and the seemingly healthy tissue WITHIN THE SAME PERSON?
This is important because in many cases of IBD, there is healthy tissue. I had UC covering only half my colon. Why was the other half of it healthy? What was going on within that tissue that left it healthy and intact rather than inflamed? Why does UC spread over time if uncontrolled? Why isn't the whole colon/intestinal tract inflamed all the time?
Is there a correlation between the incidence of Crohn's Disease in those whose homes use well water?
I became ill, and was eventually diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, after 2 yrs of living in homes with well water.
It is important to research various anti-inflammatory options.
Rat models of IBD usually can't get into this because of the way they induce colitis is different than how humans get UC. Why does UC generally start in the rectum and move its way upward? What causes it to often start there and then what causes it to spread?
Impact of Obesity on Disease Activity andPatient-Reported Outcomes Measurement InformationSystem (PROMIS) in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
A Novel Patient-Reported Outcome-Based Evaluation (PROBE) of Quality of Life in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease