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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 there a link between liver tumors like Focal Nodular Hyperplasia (FNH) and Crohn's disease, in women?

Women's Health
last activity almost 2 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

What is the connection between IBD and Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

I have been a sufferer of HS for many years, even before I was formally diagnosed with Crohn's. It seems that when I have a flare, the HS flares up also. I was curious if there is a connection, how many people also have HS that have IBD diseases and what treatments have been successful (i.e. biologics, surgery, etc.)

Other
last activity almost 2 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

Non biologic medication therapies for small bowel Crohn's

Biologics can cause cancer, a risk I will never take. I'm allergic to antibiotics and steroids are not good for long time use. I'm on immunosuppressants but there needs to be another option.

Medications
last activity almost 2 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

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?

Other
last activity over 3 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

Are there many Crohn's patients who have hypercoagulation as an extra intestinal manifestation ?

It can cause many problems that are helped by current Crohn's medications.

Other
last activity over 2 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

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.

Alternative Therapies
last activity over 2 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

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.

Environment
last activity over 2 years ago
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Other
last activity about 2 years ago
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Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (GI-PROMIS) Symptom Scales in Patients with Crohn's Disease in CCFA Partners

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