Help researchers understand the relationship between ankylosing spondylitis and gut microbes.

By OHSU Internal Review Board

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Note from SAA: We are delighted to inform you of this study led by Dr. James Rosenbaum, current member of SAA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board.

Help researchers understand the relationship between ankylosing spondylitis and gut microbes.

Recent scientific studies have shown that the bacteria and other organisms which normally reside in our gut can have a profound effect on the immune system and inflammatory disease. This study will analyze gut microbe data to determine if there are patterns or certain associations with ankylosing spondylitis or HLA-B27.

Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire, keep a 2-day food diary and to provide a sample of feces (stool) which can be collected at home and shipped to our research laboratory. An optional sample of saliva may also be provided. There are no costs for participation and all sample packaging and shipping materials are provided. If you choose to be in the study, you will not personally benefit, but may help to benefit patients with ankylosing spondylitis in the future. For more information, please contact Dr. Rosenbaum’s research team at 503-494-5711 or B27microbiome@ohsu.edu. Thank you!

Oregon Health & Science University

PA: James Rosenbaum, MD

IRB# 8466

Relationship between HLA B27, disease status and gut microbes (An extension study of “Influence of HLA B27 status and colonoscopy bowel prep on the gut microbiome in conjunction with analysis of the gut microbiome along the gastrointestinal tract”)

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