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Digestive System & Liver

Digestive System & Liver

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about the digestive system and liver. This page lists digestive system and liver studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

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UW Medicine Digestive Health
UW Medicine

UW Medicine’s Digestive Health Institute provides comprehensive and innovative treatment for diseases and disorders of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, pelvic floor, as well as preventive screenings to evaluate patients’ digestive tract health.

UW Medicine Liver Care and Transplantation Services
UW Medicine

UW Medicine’s Liver Care specialists, located at UW Medical Center, provide patients an uncommon wealth of experience across the spectrum of liver diseases. Our hepatologists treat patients with viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis and metabolic disorders. We manage patients’ liver cancer, end-stage liver disease and transplantation.

Active Studies

  • Researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute want to find ways to understand gastrointestinal disease such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Graft-Versus-Host-Disease (GVHD). We want to compare healthy cells from the gastrointestinal tract to cells from people with gastrointestinal diseases. We......

  • This is a natural history study to define the contribution of known vEDS gene mutations to vEDS complications and outcomes. This will be achieved by the following: 1. Describe the genotype-phenotype correlation between vEDS gene mutations and complications. These complications include aortic and arterial pathology......

  • We are looking for stoma patients interested in trying a novel support belt aimed at prevention of parastomal hernias. Study subjects will participate in a 2-week long study, with free study-related consultations with top physicians at the UW Medical Center. Stop worrying about ostomy complications......

  • Could cannabis help us treat HIV? Despite being undetectable, people living with HIV have ongoing inflammation, which is the body’s reaction to infection, a state where some of your immune cells remain constantly activated. As well, HIV damages the lining of your intestines soon after infection.......

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