Research program for patients who have Crohn’s disease

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Have you been diagnosed as having Crohn’s disease?  Have a desire to help others like yourself?  If so, we have a plasma donation program designed for you where your plasma is being used for further research but it’s also being used to help diagnose others with this disease.  Plasma is a vital component in the manufacturing of positive controls in test kits.  Without plasma donors such as yourself these test kits run the risk of going on back order hindering the prompt diagnosis of a patient when it is needed.

Participants who participate are compensated for their time and donation and all travel related expenses to get you to and from the center is provided by us as well.  To learn more please visit http://www.accessclinical.com, or you may call and speak to a live representative at 800-510-4003.

Basic Qualifications/Testing Required:-

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Panel- These tests include:- ANCA  (P/C), MPO/Myeloperoxidase antibody, ASCA/Saccharomyces (G/A) antibodies.

  • Participants should have or have access to these blood test results as part of their diagnosis
  • Participants must be HIV/HCV/HBV Negative
  • Participants must be 18-65 years in age and weigh at least 110 pounds or more

 

What is Crohn’s Disease:-

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people.

The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Crohn’s disease can be both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications.

While there’s no known cure for Crohn’s disease, therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and even bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn’s disease are able to function well.

What are some of the symptoms:-

n some people with Crohn’s disease, only the last segment of the small intestine (ileum) is affected. In others, the disease is confined to the colon (part of the large intestine). The most common areas affected by Crohn’s disease are the last part of the small intestine and the colon.

Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease can range from mild to severe. They usually develop gradually, but sometimes will come on suddenly, without warning. You may also have periods of time when you have no signs or symptoms (remission).

When the disease is active, signs and symptoms may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Blood in your stool
  • Mouth sores
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss
  • Pain or drainage near or around the anus due to inflammation from a tunnel into the skin (fistula)

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