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CROHN'S DISEASE

If you or a loved one suffer from Crohn's Disease, learn more about research trials you may qualify for. 

Research is at the heart of advancing our knowledge of Crohns Disease.
Without people like you, we would not be where we are today.  

Dr. McNeil alongside the specialists at Digestive Associates of Ohio are teaming up with AbbVie on a research study for two new investigational medications for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. The main objectives of the study are to see if these new medications will help reduce inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, decrease the amount of abdominal pain and stool frequency, and improve quality of life for patients enrolled.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

If you meet the following criteria, you might be eligible to participate:

  • Male or female 16-80 years of age,

  • Moderate to severe, active Crohn’s disease

  • Currently have an average daily stool of more than 4 times per day with abdominal pain

ABOUT CROHN'S DISEASE

Crohn's disease is characterized as a chronic inflammatory condition of the GI tract. It most commonly affects the lower end of the small intestine and beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to anus. 


CROHN'S VS ULCERATIVE COLITIS

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are different inflammatory bowel diseases.  Crohn's can affect any part of the GI tract, but ulcerative colitis only affects the colon.  Additionally, in ulcerative colitis, only the superficial inner layer of the colon is affected, while Crohn's disease can affect many layers of tissue throughout the GI tract.

 

 

SYMPTOMS OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

  • Persistent diarrhea

  • Urgent need to move bowels

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Abdominal pain and cramping

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Rectal bleeding

 

OUR DOCTORS

  • Donald McNeil, MD

  • Tasos Manokas, D.O.

  • Adam Tzagournis, M.D.

  • John Tzagournis, M.D.

  • Michael Tzagournis, M.D.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CROHN'S 

 

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