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Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition affecting 1 in 10 of the population. About a third of these suffer from diarrhoea, which severely impairs their quality of life. Previous studies in Nottingham have suggested that some patients with diarrhoea may have an excess of a chemical called serotonin in their gut. Serotonin stimulates secretion and propulsion in the gut and contributes to diarrhoea. We are interested to see whether a drug, Ondansetron, which blocks the effect of serotonin, would improve symptoms in patients with IBS and diarrhoea. We think the drug may work better in people with a specific gene type so your genetic makeup may be of influence and we would like to test this. Because IBS symptoms fluctuate, one way to determine whether Ondansetron is effective is to perform a randomised placebo controlled trial in which neither the patient nor the doctor knows which medication is being taken in each part of the study.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Inflammatory Bowel Disease With Diarrhoea
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
University of Nottingham
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:20:30-0400
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An anti-inflammatory agent, structurally related to the SALICYLATES, which is active in INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. It is considered to be the active moiety of SULPHASALAZINE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed)
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Chronic, non-specific inflammation of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Etiology may be genetic or environmental. This term includes CROHN DISEASE and ULCERATIVE COLITIS.
A member of the S-100 protein family that is present at high levels in the blood and interstitial fluid in several infectious, inflammatory, and malignant disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis. It is a complex of a light chain (CALGRANULIN A) and a heavy chain (CALGRANULIN B). L1 binds calcium through an EF-hand motif, and has been shown to possess antimicrobial activity.
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