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At the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, we create treatment plans that are effective, evidenced-based (based on successful research), compassionate and safe. Our team of specialists are committed to helping your child or teen achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life. We are focused on the discovery and integration of new knowledge into the care of children and adolescents with IBD.
Here are some reasons why our patients choose us for their care:
If you are considering a second opinion, please discuss this with your primary gastroenterologist and ask for a referral. We can assist with confirming your child’s diagnosis and discuss treatment options. Our multidisciplinary team will work with you to meet your child’s needs.
For more information about our second opinion process, please contact:
Kelly Boyer – IBD Intake Coordinator513-636-8160 513-636-7805 (f)firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our mission to improve the lives of children with inflammatory bowel disease, members of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition actively pursue research, including various aspects of IBD causes and treatment. Current studies include: Risk stratification and identification of immunogenetic and microbial markers of rapid disease progression in children with Crohn’s disease.This multi-center project will define genetic, genomic, microbial, and immune markers of disease progression in children with newly diagnosed Crohn’s Disease. Telehealth Enhancement of Adherence to Medication in Pediatric IBD (TEAM Study)The primary goal of this multi-center study is to test the efficacy of a telehealth behavioral treatment on medication adherence in children and adolescents with IBD. Predicting Response to Standardized Pediatric Colitis Therapy: The PROTECT StudyThis project will conduct a prospective multi-center clinical trial of standardized medical therapy in pediatric Ulcerative Colitis and will identify genetic and immune predictors of response. Genes, Environment, and Microbes StudyThis prospective multi-center case-control study will determine differences in genetic polymorphisms, environmental exposures, and the microbial community between first degree relatives of Crohn’s Disease patients who developed IBD and those who do not Characterizing the gut microbial ecosystem for diagnosis and therapy in IBDThis multi-center project will assess the composition and biomolecular activity of gut microbes in IBD patients over time using many different experimental techniques, which will be combined to provide an extensive data resource aiding our understanding of the disease.
Learn more about our current studies and projects.
Our physicians are partnered with a Registered
Nurse who has vast experience in managing the care of children and adolescents
with inflammatory bowel disease. This unique relationship provides patients and
families with a primary nurse to assist in navigating the chronic illness
team includes a psychologist with expertise in chronic illness and the specific
stressors patients, parents and families may encounter. Meeting with the
psychologist during times of stress or transition improves coping skills and
increases quality of life.
Our Masters-prepared social worker provides patients and parents with support and
guidance in dealing with school and work issues as well as identifying
resources that are helpful in managing a chronic illness. Our social worker
works closely with our adolescents to develop skills necessary for successful
transition to adult care.
and nutrition can often be impacted by inflammatory bowel disease. Our team
consists of registered dieticians who understand how the disease effects
absorption of calories and nutrients and who work with patients individually to
meet the needs of growing children.
IBD Center has a staff of experienced research coordinators who work directly with
researchers, patients and families to identify research opportunities in which
patients may want to participate.
Our team is comprised of specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus, including surgeons and psychologists.
Your gift to the IBD Center will support the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. It will be processed in a completely secure environment.
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