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SCD Study: Rush Medical Center Recruiting

January 12, 2011

image 1Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has started recruiting participants for an SCD study! Read the official announcement below or read the PDF.   If are using the SCD, please sign-up!  The study itself requires little work--sending medical records and some stool samples in the mail.

The clinical trials page regarding the SCD may be seen online on the Rush Medical Center website.

Are you following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to manage your inflammatory bowel disease?

Rush University Medical Center’s Department of Gastroenterology is conducting a study to determine if the Specific Carbohydrate Diet changes the population of microbes in the gastrointestinal tract. This is a popular dietary program amongst patients, but there no published studies on how the diet works. Your participation in this study will contribute to scientific knowledge regarding how diet can be used to manage the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Participation will entail completing a series of surveys and mailing two stool samples and a urine sample.
We are currently looking for volunteers eight years of age or older with a formal diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or indeterminate colitis. We need volunteers who are both on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and also volunteers who are not on the diet.

The principal investigator for this study is
Dr. Ece Mutlu, M.D.
Rush University Medical Center Department of Gastroenterology
1725 W. Harrison St. Ste. 207
Chicago, IL 60612

If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact 312-942-3466 or  (ORA: 10051005-IRB01    Date IRB Approved: 12/1/2010)


(FYI: I have sent in paperwork to participate in the study)