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Clinical Trials

Mind Body Treatment Sudy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Men and women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may be eligible to participate in this research study.

  1. You must be between 18 - 50 years of age, right handed, and no neurological or significant psychiatric history.
  2. Study conducted by Dr. Kirsten at the UCLA Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS).
  3. Purpose of the study: use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify diagnostic brain biomarkers of IBS and the effect of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training on these markers and IBS symptoms.
  4. Compensation up to $340 and receive an 8-week MBSR training course at no charge.
  5. Time: Participation involves a screening, 2 MRIs and attendance in the 8-week MBSR training.

If interested, please call (310) 206-1758 or visit www.uclacns.org.

Protocol ID: IRB# 12-000837, UCLA IRB Approved. Approved Date: 5/23/2013 through 5/22/2014. Committee: Medical IRB 3 

 

 

The Brain - The Gut - The Microbiome

Men and women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may be eligible to participate in brain imaging research.

  1. You must be between 18 - 55 years of age, right handed, not pregnant, a healthy control OR diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and no neurological or significant psychiatric history.
  2. Study conducted by Dr. Emeran Mayer at the UCLA Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS).
  3. Purpose of the study: examine brain networks at rest in chronic pain conditions compared to healthy controls.
  4. Compensation up to $100 and get a digital picture of your brain.
  5. Time: Participation involves a screening visit, and MRI and one stool sample.

If interested, please call (310) 206-1758 or visit www.uclacns.org.

Protocol ID: IRB# 11-000069, UCLA IRB Approved. Approved Date: 2/20/2013 through 11/5/2013. Committee: Medical IRB 3

  

 

Do You Have Chronic Hepatitis B?

If your answer to this question is "yes," you may be interested in participating in a new research study for patients like yourself. 

  1. Purpose of study: Monitor patients who have been diagnosed with the chronic hepatitis B infection who live in the United States or Canada and to evaluate what factors may affect how this disease progresses.
  2. To be included you must meet the following criteria:
    1. 18 years of age or older
    2. Able to provide written consent
    3. HBsAg-positive
  3. Lay title of study: Hepatitis B Research Network Adult Cohort Study

If interested, please call Val Peacock, RN at (310) 794-6067 or visit http://www.hepbnet.org/.

Protocol ID: IRB# 11-002276, UCLA IRB Approved. Approved Date: 7/6/2012 through 7/5/2013. Committee: Medical IRB 1
 

  

UCLA Asian Liver Program Clinical Trials

The team of physicians at the UCLA Asian Liver Program participate in numerous clinical trials. The clinical trials can cover acute liver failure, hepatitis, and more.

To learn more call Val Peacock, RN at (310) 794-6067 or click here to see current UCLA Asian Liver Program clinical trials »

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