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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              

Does the human microbiome affect the development of mastocytic enterocolitis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease?

My gastroenterologist and primary care doctor both suggest that they are seeing an increased number patients with IBD and mast cell colitis. As mastocytic enterocolitis is a relatively new diagnosis, there doesn't seem to be much information about causation yet.

Microbiome
last activity about 1 month ago
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Proposed Idea              

Does anti-interleukin therapy work for Crohn's patients who have developed uveitis?

Anti-TNF therapy has been proven to treat both Crohn's and uveitis. There is no research yet on whether anti-interleukin therapy is effective for uveitis. My personal experience has shown that anti-interleukin therapy does not work on uveitis. Is my hypothesis correct?

Medications
last activity about 2 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

What is the relationship between morbid obesity and future development of IBD? What is the relationship between weight loss surgery and future development of IBD?

Obesity appears to be a pro-inflammatory condition. Is it a trigger in some way, and how, if any does weight loss surgery factor into IBD?

Genetics
last activity 4 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

What is the most common cause of death in IBD patients?

I am guessing it's complications and/or weight loss or failure of the immune system. Wondering if this is trackable in order to develop prevention ideas.

Other
last activity 5 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

Can intermittent fasting improve outcome for IBD patients?

Intermittent fasting is an ancient and safe practice. Many studies have shown the health benefits of fasting for people with obesity and diabetes. Fasting helps stimulate human growth hormone. Could fasting improve the outcome of IBD patients?

Lifestyle
last activity 5 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

Is there a connection between insulin levels and development of IBD?

Many people seem to have less disease activity when they switch to a diet that restricts sugar, wheat or grains. Could there be a connection between high insulin levels (with or without diabetes)?

Diet
last activity about 1 month ago
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Proposed Idea              

What are the possibilities in QBECO SSI in the treatment of IBD?

It's a fundamentally different treatment in that it doesn't suppress it, it helps modulate it.

Alternative Therapies
last activity 4 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

Is Low Dose Allergy Immunotherapy helpful to people diagnosed with IBD?

It's described as a safe approach to healing auto-immune illnesses.

Alternative Therapies
last activity about 1 month ago
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Proposed Idea              

Are there potential therapies for IBD arising from the use of stem cells?

Stem Cell therapy is showing promise for many medical issues. It would be nice if it applies to IBD

Alternative Therapies
last activity 4 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

Is there a correlation between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Crohn's Disease later in life.

In my understanding there is a strong correlation between ACEs and auto-immune illnesses. I wonder if the same correlation is maintained when focusing on Crohn's Disease.

Environment
last activity 5 months ago
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Published Studies VIEW ALL
Diet Low in Red and Processed Meat Does Not Reduce Rate of Crohn’s Disease Flares

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Impact of Obesity on Disease Activity andPatient-Reported Outcomes Measurement InformationSystem (PROMIS) in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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A Novel Patient-Reported Outcome-Based Evaluation (PROBE) of Quality of Life in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Active Studies VIEW ALL
The Effects of Antidepressant Medication and Social Support on Disease Progression in IBD Patients

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Symptom Clusters in Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Psychological Factors Associated with Adherence to Oral Treatment in IBD

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