At-Home Research Study for Patients With Autoimmune, Inflammatory, Genetic, Hematological, Infectious, Neurological, CNS, Oncological, Respiratory, Metabolic Conditions
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Bio-markers of Not-celiac Wheat Sensitivity
The aim of the investigators' study is to evaluate biochemical, immunological and histological characteristics of patients affected with the so-called "gluten (or wheat) sensitivity" who suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms. As it is not known what component of the cereals causes the symptoms in so called "gluten-sensitive" patients, the investigators prefer to speak of "not-celiac wheat sensitivity" (NCWS). NCWS patients may be defined as ones, neither celiac or allergic to wheat, who develop symptoms following wheat consumption, that improved on wheat/gluten free diet (GFD). For our research, we will...
Bread Study: Comparison of the Tolerance of Spelt and Wheat Bread
This project aims to verify the hypothesis that spelt products are more tolerable than bread wheat products in a target group of individuals with self-diagnosed wheat sensitivity. In addition, the influence of different manufacturing processes will be considered.
Budesonide in Patients With Immune Mediated Enteropathies
Researchers are trying to determine if withdrawal of budesonide therapy in patients with immune-mediated enteropathies doing well on therapy will result in worsening symptoms, histology, quality of life, and micronutrient/nutritional status when compared to continued therapy.
Celiac Disease and Vitamin Status: Evaluation of the Effect of Supplementation With a Probiotic (VIVOMIXX®) in a Cohoort of Celiac Patients
Celiac disease is a disorder caused by a disregulation of the immune system which leads to immune response to gluten. Diet therapy is the gold standard of treatment, and the only effective one. Macronutrients and micronutrients deficiency (vitamin D, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, iron and zinc), which is in any case far more common in patients who don't follow gluten free diet, can persist in a subset of patients who follow gluten-free diet. Supplementation of vitamins in these patients may have a beneficial role. A recent study in a murine model showed that supplementation with probiotic VIVOMIXX® leads to an increase in ...
Celiac Disease Database
The focus of this study is to create a database containing information about patients with celiac disease. This database will allow us to examine clinical and epidemiologic features of the University of Chicago Medical Center patient population. We have the largest population of patients with celiac disease in the mid-West and as such this study using information gathered from our database can greatly contribute to our current understanding of this disease.
Celiac Disease Genomic Environmental Microbiome and Metabolomic Study
Celiac disease (CD) is a complex disease caused by eating gluten, a protein contained in wheat, rye, and barley. It is well known that many factors contribute to the development of CD, including the genes that you have and the foods that you eat. In the CDGEMM study, we will consider as many of these factors as possible and study how they each contribute to disease development. If the investigators find that any one factor, or combination of factors, increases the risk of developing CD, we will be able to apply this information and help prevent or detect disease in high-risk children in the future.
Celiac Plexus Radio-Surgery for Pain Management
Many cancer patients, especially those with pancreatic cancer, suffer from severe lower back / upper abdominal pain. This pain is often poorly managed with standard treatments; the doses of painkiller required often induce side effects, whereas nerve block procedures (where a needle is deeply inserted into the back) are both invasive and of limited benefit. This clinical trial investigates a unique novel approach in which high-dose radiation (radiosurgery) is focused on the offending nerve bundle (the celiac plexus) in the posterior abdomen. Preliminary results from a single institution pilot trial are very promising: pain relief...
Coeliac Disease in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)
In this study, all citizen of Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway, above 18 years of age are invited to participate in a population-based health study, the HUNT study. Blood samples are drawn from the participants and assessed for celiac disease by a serological assay. Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine due to dietary gluten in wheat, barley and rye. The diagnosis will be verified through endoscopic assessment and biopsies from the small intestinal mucosa. The aims of the study are 1) to establish the population-based prevalence of celiac disease; 2) to assess the consequences of the disease from...
Confirmatory Efficacy Trial of a Gluten-Free Diet in a Subgroup of Persons With Schizophrenia Who Have High Levels of IgG Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (AGA IG)
This study purpose is to conduct a confirmatory double-blind randomized controlled trial in an inpatient setting of the effects of a tightly controlled gluten-free diet (GFD) to improve negative symptoms in people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who have antibodies to gliadin (AGA IgG). As part of the project investigators will also confirm outcomes such as cognitive symptoms, changes in peripheral and central inflammation as well as gut/blood brain barrier permeability.