Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. It usually involves the entire thickness of the bowel wall, and may be patchy in distribution, meaning, it can cause inflammation and damage in particular areas and leave other areas of the digestive tract unaffected. Because it affects the entire wall thickness of the bowel, it may penetrate through the bowel wall causing abnormal connections between organs called fistulas and infected fluid collections called abscesses.
Reasons to Participate in Clinical Research
Participating in a clinical research trial can sometimes be overwhelming and intimidating but here are some reasons on how you can make a difference:
- You have the opportunity to learn more about your condition.
- Your quality may improve.
- You have access to new medication and procedures before they are widely available.
- You will have access to physicians without having to wait months for an appointment.
- You do not need insurance to receive medical care.
- You may be compensated for your participation.
Apply to Be Considered for a Clinical Research Trial
Our Clinical Research team is dedicated to helping patients struggling with a variety of digestive health disorders discover new and innovative treatment options. Clinical research trials are the very heart of medical advances, giving many patients the hope they need and the chance to greatly improve their quality of life. From cutting-edge drug therapies to ground-breaking procedures, Southern Star Research Institute is transforming the lives of thousands of patients.
We are currently enrolling clinical research trials for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, C Diff, and Eosinophilic Esophagitis.