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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              

Since the increase in Humira dosage from 40mg 2x month to 40mg weekly, i experience significant motion sickness while driving and flying. Has this been reported by any other users?

Understanding undocumented side effects is important for long term users of Humira, as well as, for new users . Side effects such as motiin sickness can cause impaired driving and be frightening when it's not anticipated

last activity over 3 years ago
1    2

What is the link between ulcerative colitis and C. Difficile?

last activity about 4 years ago
1    2
Proposed Idea              

What is the best way to prepare for a Doctors visit with IBD?

I am going in for my first check up visit to the GI after being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. What information should I bring with me so the visit is actually helpful to myself and the Dr? I have been on Humira for 2 months now, so I'm assuming I should have a list of the different side effects I've had, but should I also be bringing in a list of the foods I've been eating, sleep schedule etc?

last activity about 3 years ago
3    1
Proposed Idea              

Can GI tract be mapped to identify locations of specific nutrient absorption & areas of disease activity/damage be studied to determine likely deficiencies & appropriate supplements for individuals?

This could allow patients and providers a better understanding of what their specific disease damage and activity could be affecting and allow targeted vitamin/mineral nutritional supplementation to be prescribed, thus preventing or more effectively treating systemic complications of IBD and associated nutritional deficiencies affects on the body.

last activity over 2 years ago
3    0
Proposed Idea              

Treating IBD in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors

While it may be a small subset of patients, the most commonly used treatments, biologics and immunomodulators may be too risky for IBD patient's who have had lymphoma. Alternative treatments need to be identified for this group.

last activity about 4 years ago
6    2
Proposed Idea              

Certain probiotic strains produce histamine, and others help break it down. We should study the efficacy of supplementation with probiotic strains known to break down histamine in controlling the incidence of flares.

So many people are told that probiotics are good for them. I have always been very sensitive to them. I recently discovered that some strains actually produce histamine in the body and - therefore - could have been contributing to my symptoms and flare ups. I would love to know if supplementing with the strains that break down histamine could reverse inflammation in the gut.

last activity 10 months ago
11    0
Proposed Idea              

Is there a relationship between Crohn's and chronic acne? Could long term antibiotic use for acne be associated with the development of Crohn's in young adults?

Acne is a common problem for many teenagers and young adults. It is important to get a better grasp on any possible relationships between inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and Crohn's.

last activity 11 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

What neurological complications are associated with Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis?

By monitoring several IBD forums, I see that people frequently have questions about various neurological complications like numbness, tingling, nerve pains etc. Current research is mixed on whether or not there are neurological extra-intestinal manifestations of IBD.

last activity over 2 years ago
0    1
Proposed Idea              

Can testing be performed on our children to determine if Crohn's Disease will be a factor in their lives? And if so, their risk percentage?

I'd like to know ahead of time the risks to my children, grandchildren, etc. of developing this disease. When my children date, it's often a question that comes up and can be scary to those contemplating children in the future.

last activity almost 3 years ago
9    0

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