Research Ideas  

Welcome to IBD Partners Research Ideas Page!

In this area you will be able to:

  • Propose, vote on, and discuss research ideas
  • View current studies
  • View published research

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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              

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.

last activity about 2 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

Why does ulcerative colitis generally start distally?

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?

last activity about 5 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

For those with temporary ilieostomies, we should study treatment options available for healing and maintaining the health of the colon while it is disconnected.

For those hoping to reverse their ilieostomies, there is no guidance on how to ensure the best chance for the disconnected colon to heal so that reversal of the ostomy is possible.

last activity over 2 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

Look at how to increase earli r detection in teens and young adults.

I thinknit is hard for some teens to talk about their bowel movements and can go for years without diagnosis. Ii had the liq stools, abd pain, for 15 years, followed by another 10 years. It went unreported Thru 6 years of bloody stools, before i was brave enough to say anything.

last activity about 5 years ago
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last activity almost 2 years ago
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