April 20, 2010

The Department of Rheumatology is Looking for Adults with Gastrointestinal Diseases for a One-time Blood Draw

Thomas Aune, Ph.D., Department of Rheumatology, is looking for adults age 18 and older with gastrointestinal diseases.

We want to draw about four teaspoons of blood from your arm in order to see if we can detect any gene products that are activated as part of your disease. If you or someone you know has one of the diseases listed below, you may be eligible to participate in this one time blood draw study.

Compensation will be provided for your time and participation.

We are interested in the following diseases:

Inflammatory bowel disease
Crohn’s Disease
Ulcerative colitis

Irritable bowel syndrome
Spastic colon
Mucous colitis
Nervous stomach
Nervous diarrhea

Celiac’s Disease
Celiac Sprue

To schedule an appointment for participation, e-mail clinicaltrialscenter@vanderbilt.edu or call 343-8010.