Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Larazotide Acetate for the Relief of CeD Symptoms
To assess the efficacy and safety of larazotide acetate versus placebo for the relief of persistent symptoms in adult celiac disease patients.
Temporary Celiac Ganglion Block as a Test Before Celiac Ganglion Resection for Dysautonomia-Related Bowel Dysmotility
Dysautonomia is malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. It usually results from overactivity of the sympathetic portion and over-secretion of acetylcholine. Symptoms depend on the organ involved by this sympathetic overstimulation. Involvement of the gastrointestinal system results in chronic dysmotility, nausea, vomiting, food intolerance, weight loss and need for feeding tube placement and/or parenteral feeding. Autonomic celiac ganglia resection has been shown to alleviate symptoms as it interrupts the sympathetic stimulation to the gastrointestinal (GI) system, however there is no pre surgery test to confirm the diagnosis. The...
The Aim of This Project is to Verify Whether a Depletion of B Cell Memory Subpopulation ("Marginal-zone-like") CD19 + IgD + CD27 + and CD19 + IgM + CD27 + is a Useful Indicator of Hyposplenism in Patients With Celiac Disease
This project is expected to confirm the hypothesis that hyposplenism in patients with celiac disease is not conditioned by a selective memory deficiency of B lymphocytes. Other objectives of project are: - determination of gliadin 33-mer in faecal and urine as indicators patient´s adherence to gluten-free diet - determination of citrulline in plasma as an indicator of the overall functional capacity enterocytes
The Effect of a Gluten Free Diet on the Permeability of the Blood Brain Barrier in Patients With CIS
Disruption of the blood brain barrier (BBB) is associated with inflammatory conditions of the central nervous system (CNS). This clinical trial aims to investigate whether following a gluten-free diet (GFD) for six months can contribute to normalizing BBB permeability in patients with newly diagnosed clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Furthermore, the study seeks to identify possible effects of a GFD on markers of systemic as well as CNS inflammation. Lastly, gut permeability is measured in order to examine whether there are any correlations between the permeability of the gut and the BBB as well as the ...
The Effect of Gluten-free Diet in Type 1 Diabetics With Dyspepsia Symptoms
Patients with type-1 diabetes are more susceptible to motility-related upper gastrointestinal symptoms. Dietary interventions are one of the treatment pillars for these symptoms. Many gastrointestinal conditions other than celiac disease, are being increasingly treated with gluten-free diet (GFD). The role of GFD in non-celiac type-1 diabetic patients with dyspepsia-like symptoms has not been assessed before. In this study, type 1 diabetes patients with concomitant upper gastrointestinal symptoms will be asked to follow a 1-month GFD to assess changes in upper gastrointestinal symptoms and gastroduodenal motility before and after the...
The Effect of Gluten-free Diet on New Onset Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)
The primary aim of this pilot study is to test whether gluten-free diet (GFD) instituted in children shortly after onset of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) can decelerate the decline in beta cell function as compared to age matched controls. Primary objective of the trial is the change in C-peptide area under the curve measured by mixed-meal tolerance test (MMTT) between group on GFD and standard gluten-containing diet. Secondary objectives are: - Changes in immune parameters between gluten-free diet group and control group; - Differences in fecal microbiome between children on normal diet and children on GFD;
The Effect of Gluten in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Healthy Volunteers
Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) often link their symptoms to foods. Interest in dietary management recently increased, including the use of a gluten-free diet. To investigate relation of gluten-free diet (GFD) and IBS, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial will be carried out in adults (>18) and patients with IBS according to Rome IV criteria. The aim is to assess gluten-free versus gluten-containing diet in IBS patients and Healthy Volunteers.
The Effect of Probiotic Supplementation on the Mental Status, Inflammation, and Intestinal Barrier in Major Depressive Disorder Patients Using Gluten-free or Gluten-containing Diet
More and more evidence confirms the relationship between the gut-brain-microbiota axis and the symptoms of mood disorders. A potential pathway connecting the intestines and the brain in depression is inflammation. Interventions for reducing inflammation and restoring the integrity of the intestinal mucosa are promising approaches in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Gut dysbiosis and the diet containing gluten are potential factors may be factors that negatively affect the communication between intestinal and brain. Gluten has a high immunogenic potential and affinity for the intestinal mucosa layer. In patients with an ...
Transradial Selective Catheterization of the Celiac Artery in Obese Patients
BACKGROUND: - Obesity, with its associated comorbidities, is set to become a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the 21st century. To this day, diet and medical therapy have proven only limited efficacy and bariatric surgery remains the last resort for many severely obese patients who wish to lose weight, modify their cardiovascular risk factors and ultimately modify their long-term prognosis. However, bariatric surgery remains associated with significant procedural morbidity and many patients are not eligible for such a surgery procedure as the risk-benefit ratio of bariatric surgery in ...
Using Virtual Reality for Patients With Gastrointestinal Disease
The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effect and impact of a technology which creates a virtual reality (VR), personalized representation of a patient's endoscopic findings in comparison our standard practice (SP). Our study will compare the level of knowledge, understanding and satisfaction the patient and family have between those receiving SP and those receiving both SP and VR.