Study to Better Understand the Development of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) and Related Diseases as a Step Toward Improving Disease Outcomes.


About this study

The purpose of this study is to better understand disease development of Irritiable Bowel Disease (IBD) and related diseases as a step to improving disease outcomes.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria - Patients with IBD:

  • Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are between the ages of 18 and 85 at time of study enrollment.
  • The diagnosis of IBD will be based on the standard IBD criteria including biochemical and colonoscopy screening.
  • Women with inflammatory bowel disease of childbearing potential and pregnant women will be offered enrollment because there is no risk to an unborn child in this investigation.

Exclusion Criteria - Patients with IBD:

  • Patients with known liver disease.
  • Patients unable to provide informed consent.
  • Prisoners and institutionalized individuals.
  • Patients with a history of colorectal cancer.

Inclusion Criteria - Controls without IBD:

  • Patients between the ages of 18 and 85 without history of IBD or colon cancer.

Exclusion Criteria - Controls without IBD:

  • Patients unable to provide informed consent.
  • Prisoners and institutionalized individuals.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jackie Bianchi

(507) 266-0346

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