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ULCERATIVE COLITIS

Research is at the heart of advancing our knowledge of ulcerative colitis.
Without people like you, we would not be where we are today.  
Do you or a loved one suffer from ulcerative colitis?
 
You may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial investigating one of two new medications for this condition.
There are no costs to you, and you do not need health insurance to participate. 

MORE ABOUT THE UC RESEARCH STUDIES

Dr. McNeil, alongside the specialists at Digestive Associates of Ohio, is 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.

OUR DOCTORS

  • Donald McNeil, MD

  • Tasos Manokas, D.O.

  • Adam Tzagournis, M.D.

  • John Tzagournis, M.D.

  • Michael Tzagournis, M.D.

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 ulcerative colitis

 

ABOUT ULCERATIVE COLITIS

Ulcerative colitis is characterized as a chronic inflammatory condition of the GI tract. It most commonly affects the large intestine and rectum, but it may affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the rectum. 

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

 

 

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