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IBD Biopsy Research Study
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 18:25




IBD Biopsy 

We are currently enrolling subjects in a study to examine how Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD) affects the cells in the intestine. 

The purpose of the study is to examine whether the lining cells in the intestine have been altered because of IBD, and to see whether this plays a role in changes where the lining cells incorrectly allow bacteria and large proteins, etc to pass from the lumen into the wall of the intestine (intestinal permeability).  It is believed that intestinal permeability increases with IBD.

 If you or your child is undergoing a colonoscopy you may be eligible to take part in this study.  This study has been approved by the University of British Columbia Children's and Women's Research Ethics Board.

For further information please contact:

Terry Viczko                                                    or                    Dr Kevan Jacobson

604 875 2345 ext 5312 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                           604-875-2345 ext 3238


IBD Family Day 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 22:43

When: April 24, 2010

Where: BC Children's Hospital

Theme: Decision Making

Please keep this date free in your calendar.  More information to come.  Please contact Jennifer at 604-875-2000 ext 5316 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any activity inputs or any other questions.  Parents who wish to volunteer may also contact Jennifer.


Clinton Shard's Experience
Tuesday, 12 January 2010 20:58

Clinton, a BC Children's Hospital patient, was first diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when he was 12 years old.  Crohn’s Disease causes an inflammatory reaction in the intestines, which causes symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, and much more.  This Canadian teenager climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, in hopes to increase awareness of Crohn’s Disease.  Clinton was part of a six-person team that is led by Rob Hill, who  is also diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. 

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