Research at GI Care for Kids

GI Care for Kids is committed to ensuring that we provide the most comprehensive and up to date care for the children we serve. This commitment includes devoting time and resources to a clinical research division. Clinical research allows us to offer the latest advances and treatments to our patients, and to participate in national and international research trials. This keeps our physicians informed on new and emerging therapies. Research also allows us to contribute our expertise and experience to projects and investigators around the globe who are studying pediatric gastrointestinal disease. Past projects have included studying new treatments for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hepatitis B, acid reflux, colic, eosinophillic esophagitis, and autism.

Currently we are enrolling patients with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, eosinophillic esophagitis and acid reflux. See which trials are currently open and enrolling.

Currently Enrolling Research Trials:

  • Registry for children with Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis - Patients diagnosed with IBD may be asked to participate in a national registry to collect important anonymous data to help us better understand the natural course of Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Humira for Ulcerative Colitis - Patients with Ulcerative Colitis ages 4-17 years old will receive study medication for up to 52 weeks.
  • Remicade Study - Patients with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis who are already receiving this medication will receive study Remicade for 56 weeks
  • Colonoscopy Preparation Study - Patients 10 to 16 years old who are undergoing Colonoscopy exam will receive a new colon cleansing preparation.
  • Eosinalphilic Esophagitis - Patients with a diagnosis of Eosinalphilic Esophagitis or suspected Eosinalphilic Esophagitis will receive up to one year of study medication.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)- Patients with IBS, ages 8 to 15 years old, will receive two weeks of study treatment
  • Coming Soon: Studies on Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, and Constipation

For further information, contact Angela Stallworth at 404-503-2279, Akele Jeffers at 404-531-4370 or Elizabeth Bahena at 404-503-2263.

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