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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!

What diet (i.e. plant based, whole food/vegan) is most likely to help IBD patients achieve and retain remission?

Many medications and treatments for IBD are costly and long-term commitments. Dietary and lifestyle changes are a crucial first line of defense and often a more financially sustainable intervention. Patients and medical practitioners need more information about health-supportive diets.

Diet
last activity 14 days ago
71    15
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For those patients who have failed anti-TNF alpha therapy, what is the next best step? Is Entyvio, Stelara, or Xeljanz more effective?

Many patients, myself included, have either not responded to anti-TNF therapies or have lost response. It would be helpful for both doctors and patients to know what the next best step is.

Medications
last activity 21 days ago
39    7
Proposed Idea              

Does IBD impact the absorption and pharmacokinetics or oral medications?

IBD can have a significant impact on motility and gut absorption. Most medication pharmacokinetic studies are completed using healthy volunteers. If there is a significant impact on oral medication absorption/pharmacokinetics with active IBD, this may have an important role in determining a safe and effective dose.

Medications
last activity 20 days ago
45    8
Proposed Idea              

How many people who have had a resection suffer with ongoing diarrhea? What medications/OTC drugs are most effective with this problem?

This is important for quality of life... and perhaps surgeons will be more conservative in cutting if there is a chance to save important regions of the intestinal track!

Procedures And Testing
last activity about 1 month ago
42    11

What is the effectiveness of CBDs in treating a IBD flair or in preventing one?

CBDs seen to be a readily available and benign treatment for inflammation of many types. They may prove to be a treatment much easier on the body than the current course of drugs.

Medications
last activity 2 months ago
17    3
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Has low dose Naltrexone been studied for efficacy in IBD?

I take it now on the advice of my functional medicine doctor, and think it helps me...

Medications
last activity 18 days ago
12    2

What is the comparative safety and efficacy of natural supplements (vitamin D, fish oil, turmeric) commonly used in IBD versus prescription medications?

Many of us try natural supplements instead of or in addition to prescription medications in the management of IBD. Are natural supplement products more safe or effective when compared to prescription medications? Is combining natural supplements with prescription treatments more effective?

Alternative Therapies
last activity about 1 month ago
27    4
Medications
last activity about 2 years ago
7    9
Proposed Idea              

The long term and short term side effects on infliximab

As this is a drug being regularly used and although not relatively new, the known long term side effects are not widely known

Medications
last activity 10 months ago
24    1

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