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Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms
An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
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|Eligible Ages||6 Years - 18 Years|
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Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
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The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|Boston Children's Hospital|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Jocelyn A Silvester, MD PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten Enteropathy, Gastrointestinal Disease, Digestive System Disease, Diet Modification, Intestinal Disease, Malabsorption Syndromes, Patient Compliance, Diagnostic Self Evaluation, Quality of Life|
Following a gluten-free diet is difficult. Eating small amounts of gluten may be common. Gluten may cause a wide range of symptoms, or no symptoms at all. Thus, there is not always a 'feedback loop' to alert to accidental gluten exposure. Nevertheless, these "silent" gluten exposures may interfere with recovery and healing of the intestine. New tools are available to test for fragments of gluten
Experimental: Open Results with home testing
Participants in the open results arm will be provided with Gluten Detective home testing kits (immunochromatographic lateral flow tests) at week 8 of the study for immediate qualitative (yes/no) feedback about the presence of biomarkers of gluten in their stool and/or urine. During the period from week 8 to week 30, participants will be contacted a total of 6 times at random intervals to collect and test urine samples and complete a questionnaire.Additionally, participants will be given 4 stool test kits, with instructions that they may use these at times of their choosing and will report results and reasons for test use, if any. During this time participants will also keep a diary of suspected gluten exposures. All samples collected will be returned during the week 30 study visit.
No Intervention: Blinded (sample collection only)
Participants in the blinded arms will not be given a test kit but will be given sample collection materials. During the period from week 8 to week 30 of the study, participants will be contacted a total of 6 times at random intervals, instructed to collect urine samples, and complete a questionnaire. Participants will also keep a diary of suspected gluten exposures. All samples collected will be returned during the week 30 study visit. After completion of sample collection, all participants will be unblinded and notified of the results once the samples have been processed.
Device: - Immunochromatographic lateral flow test
The immunochromatographic lateral flow test (Gluten Detective) is an at-home test that detects gluten immunogenic peptides excreted in stool or urine. This test can detect gluten exposures which occurred either during the last 24 hours (urine) or within up to a 7 day window (stool). Minimum intake amounts of gluten for successful detection using these test are 50mg (stool) to 500mg (urine)
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