What is Pouchitis?

Pouchitis is a complication of surgery in which the lining of a pouch in the body becomes inflamed. This pouch was surgically created at an earlier point as a treatment method for ulcerative colitis or another disease, in a procedure called a J pouch surgery. Clinical trials are being performed to better understand how to manage this disease.

Pouchitis Clinical Trials

We have many different research studies of Pouchitis for patients with known diagnoses of Pouchitis who have not found their current treatment to be effective, or are willing to contribute to research. Patients who qualify for our Pouchitis clinical trials may receive compensation for their time, see a board-certified physician at no cost to them, and have access to possible investigational medications.

What is the purpose of a clinical trial?

The purpose of conducting clinical trials for Pouchitis is to determine the most effective and safe treatment options, and how those might apply differently to different individuals. Clinical trials are the  method of translating research into new medicines and treatments that can provide new and improved patient outcomes. The lengthiest step in conducting clinical trials is often finding participants for the trials. The outcomes of clinical trials are one of the vital considerations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process. Without FDA approval, there could be no advances in patient therapeutics.

How Do I Get Involved?

If you have Pouchitis and want to get involved in a clinical trial for Pouchitis, you should fill out the form at the top of this page, and you may be matched to a clinical trial that is right for you.