Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment and Research
Our Ongoing Research
We are currently investigating many areas to try to identify causes and improve diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, including:
Further understanding the health outcomes of our patients through both clinical data and analyses of samples.
- Following new patients with ulcerative colitis and studying how they respond to a standardized treatment regiment.
Understanding the basis for inflammatory bowel disease and developing efficient therapies for young children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Discovering new, noninvasive ways of diagnosing, treating, and assessing disease activity in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Determining if specific gene-environment triggers can be identified by studying unaffected siblings of patients with Crohn's disease.
Investigating how infliximab and antibody levels affect remission rates and loss of response in patients with inflammatory bowel disease who receive(d) this treatment.
Studying bone mineral density in IBD and the use of calcitonin in treating low bone density.
- Improving the clinical outcomes of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease through collaboration with other centers across the United States.
- Understanding how out patients are caring for themselves as they go through life and grow up with inflammatory bowel disease.
Click here to view a table of all of our current studies.
Click here to visit our Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease research website.
The Snapper Laboratory
The Snapper laboratory has employed several basic, translational, and clinical research programs to better understand gastrointestinal health and disease with a primary focus on inflammatory bowel disease. Read more about the clinical research in The Snapper Laboratory.
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