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Irritable Bowel Syndrome clinical trials at University of California Health

4 in progress, 2 open to eligible people

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  • Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Field Stimulation for Adults With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    open to eligible people ages 18-60

    This is a prospective, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled pilot study evaluating the efficacy of percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulation for the treatment of adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

    at UCLA

  • Vestibulodynia: Understanding Pathophysiology and Determining Appropriate Treatments

    open to eligible females ages 18-50

    Vestibulodynia (VBD) is a complex chronic vulvar pain condition that impairs the psychological, physical, and sexual health of 1 in 6 reproductive aged women in the United States. Here, the investigators plan to conduct a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial to 1) compare the efficacy of peripheral (lidocaine/estradiol cream), centrally-targeted (nortriptyline), and combined treatments in alleviating pain and improving patient-reported outcomes and 2) determine cytokine and microRNA biomarkers that predict treatment response in women with distinct VBD subtypes. Positive findings from this study will readily translate to improved patient care, permitting the millions of women with VBD, their partners, and their clinicians to make more informed decisions about pain management.

    at UCLA

  • FODMAP Reintroduction in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine the amount and timing of when certain Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols (FODMAPs), specifically fructose, can be safely reintroduced into the diet of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients that have successfully completed a low-FODMAP elimination diet. The FODMAP diet is an effective treatment for IBS; however it is unclear how patients can successfully reintroduce and liberalize fructose into their diet. The low FODMAP diet is thought to reduce IBS symptoms by decreasing water content and gas production in the bowel and also possibly by altering gut bacteria. Although use of the FODMAP elimination diet can initially successfully treat IBS symptoms for up to 50-75% of patients, the reintroduction diet is difficult for patients to complete and maintain for long periods of time because current methods for reintroduction of FODMAPs are imprecise leading to frequent recurrent symptoms. As a result, patients often continue the low FODMAP elimination diet for additional months because they have difficulties knowing how to add back FODMAPs into their diet. There are no studies to date to help guide patients with FODMAP reintroduction.

    at UCLA

  • Phenotyping IBS: Perceptions and Modulations of Visceral Sensations

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this research study is to improve the understanding of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and its underlying cause. The investigators will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to observe differences in the brain between people diagnosed with IBS compared to healthy controls and people with ulcerative colitis, a disease group that has already been characterized. By doing this correlative and comparative study, the investigators hope to gain knowledge on IBS in order to keep the field moving in the right direction and becoming one step closer to discovering effective treatments.

    at UCLA

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