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Welcome to IBD Partners Research Ideas Page!

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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!

I propose that the link between Crohn's/UC and other auto-immune diseases be researched more in depth.

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last activity 2 months ago
13    3
Proposed Idea              

How do seasonal allergies correlate with UC or CD flares and management?

I have begun to notice a recent correlation of my personal symptoms with seasonal allergies, and I am wondering if others have experienced this as well, or if antihistamines play any roll in this correlation.

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last activity 8 months ago
12    1
Proposed Idea               Best Fit for Others

We should determine why the prevalence of IBD in developing countries is so low, yet immigrants from those countries and their children are at increased risk of IBD.

This question might help decipher the contribution of genetic and environmental factors (e.g. sunlight, the microbiome, exposure to antibiotics)

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last activity 8 months ago
43    1
Proposed Idea              

Does Coal Fly Ash and Heavy Metals play a factor in causing Crohn's along with Black Mold and Bacterium?

No one mentions this and I believe it is the 4th factor in causing Crohn's.

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last activity about 1 year ago
1    1
Proposed Idea              

Do longitudinal evaluation of Vit D3 findings relate with disease activity, progress, treatment response, or remission?

Crohn's patients appear to have consistently low Vit D3, and disease prevalence is higher in northern latitudes with less sun and lower natural Vit D3 exposure and levels. Ultimately conduct longitudinal study to evaluate benefit aggressive management of Vit D3 to assist as adjunct in therapy, and to consider benefit of supplementation in at possible risk populations (1st degree family at high latitudes).

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last activity about 1 month ago
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last activity over 1 year ago
15    0
Proposed Idea              

Propose a study on cattle and poultry fed with GMO products which in turn can infect the animals. Testing of the level of infection within the products derived such as milk, eggs, beef and chicken.

Understand how the human food supply is affected by the feed being provided to the animals which we consume products from.

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last activity almost 2 years ago
4    0
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Does cold weather affect Crohn's flares?

Every winter I spend 3 months vomiting, nauseous, and achy. My Dr. has said that I have IBS in addition to small bowel Crohn's. Do others with Crohn's disease experience these symptoms in the winter?

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last activity over 2 years ago
4    1
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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.

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last activity 10 months ago
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