Use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to Study Brain Activation in Children With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||irritable bowel syndrome|
|Sponsor||Medical College of Wisconsin|
|Start date||June 2007|
|End date||June 2013|
|Trial size||17 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00677976, CHW 06/163|
The purpose of the study is to map regions of brain activation following rectal stimulation in children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and healthy controls.
Children between the ages of 10 and 18 who meet Rome III criteria for IBS as determined by a pediatric gastroenterologist.
Healthy children between the ages of 10 and 18.
We intend to measure the degree of brain activation following rectal stimulation
time frame: 4 years
All participants from 10 years up to 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Children aged 10 years to 18 years who provide written assent and whose parents provide written permission for participation - English-speaking - Subjects in the IBS group will meet Rome III criteria for IBS as determined by a pediatric gastroenterologist. Exclusion Criteria: - Other pain-related diseases, functional gastrointestinal disorders, or somatization disorder - Mental retardation or pervasive developmental disorder or epilepsy - Psychosis - Genetic or chromosomal disorders - Currently receiving psychoactive drug treatment - Patients with pacemakers, metal clips used in previous surgery or other device which are not compatible with MRI scanning - Inability to lie still in the scanner - Claustrophobia (Inability to lie still in the scanner) - Pregnancy - Subjects who admit to substance abuse during screening - Orthodontic braces
|Official title||Use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to Study Brain Activation Following Rectal Stimulation in Children With Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
|Principal investigator||Manu Sood, MD|
|Description||Our first aim is to compare the brain areas activated rectal stimulation in boys and girls with IBS and healthy children. Our second aim is to compare the anatomic regions of the brain activated during rectal stimulation in pre and post-pubertal male and female subjects between 10-18 yrs of age.|
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