Clinical and Basic Research Important to Intestinal Rehabilitation Program’s Continued Success
Integrating research with clinical efforts is one of our
core values. The comprehensive nature of research within our center is a major
part of what sets Cincinnati Children's Intestinal Care Center apart from other
institutions. We work collaboratively to understand the deficits in care and
pathophysiology of the disease processes that lead to intestinal failure. The
intestinal rehabilitation program has collaborative basic and translational
research as well as active clinical trials within the Department of Surgery,
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Division of
Neonatology at Cincinnati Children’s.
You and your child are vital members of
our research team. More than 80 percent of our patients participate in clinical
research protocols, helping us to better understand and treat the diseases that
affect them. This patient support is critical to our mission of improving
outcomes for children battling intestinal failure which is a rare syndrome.
To learn about clinical research opportunities at the
Intestinal Care Center, contact us at 513-636-6155 and ask to speak
with one of our research coordinators.
Clinical Research To Improve Patient Care
Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s engage in a variety of national, multisite research trials and conduct their own clinical studies. Areas of research include:
- Medical management of pediatric intestinal failure
- Nutritional management of infants with short bowel syndrome
- Isolated liver and multivisceral transplantation for total parenteral nutrition-related end-stage liver disease
- Nutritional and developmental outcomes of infants with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome
- Nutritional epidemiology of micronutrient malnutrition in preschool children
- Development of biomarkers for transplant rejection
- The role of intestinal microbiota in acute cellular rejection
Our team’s commitment to cutting-edge research is helping to advance the understanding of short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure, and fostering the development of more effective therapies and care protocols.