Efficacy of Dupilumab on Facilitated Food Introduction in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a food driven non-immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated disease involving eosinophils and type 2 inflammation. Current therapies include diet and the off label use of medications including proton pump inhibitors, topical steroids or biologics. Food elimination creates a decrease quality of life in many children. The goal of the study is to examine a T2 inhibitor (dupilumab) can allow successful reintroduction of allergic EoE foods into the diet. This is a single site study, enrolling subjects 6 to 25 years of age.
Efficacy of Low-Dose Topical Steroids in Maintaining Remission of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children
This study evaluates the decrease in steroid dosing for patients who have achieved remission on a full dose of steroids. Once a patient is in remission they will be enrolled in this study if they choose to decrease the steroid dosing.
EoE Food Desensitization
This is a single-center, prospective, pilot clinical trial in which children ages 3-17 years with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) who have a known food that triggers EoE flares receive oral desensitization with that specific food antigen, followed by reintroduction of that food into the diet. The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety and feasibility of oral desensitization in children with EoE so that, if determined to be safe, can be repeated on a larger scale to determine efficacy.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Steroid Safety Study
This observational study will follow pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who are scheduled to begin topical steroid treatment, from the initiation of treatment longitudinally to determine the safety profile of the drug.
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Registry
The purpose of this study is to learn more about Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs). With this registry we hope to find out more about the symptoms that patients have during their treatment, the quality of life they have with the diagnosis, what the disease looks like throughout the different treatment methods, and if there is a connection between EGIDs and connective tissue disorders. The goal of this study is to be able to better understand EGIDs and use information gained from all the information collected on this study for more precise treatments in the future. We want to create a large collection of samples,...
Epidemiology and Management of Pediatric Anaphylaxis and Allergy in the Pediatric Emergency Department of Montpellier
Anaphylaxis is a severe life-threatening reaction following exposure to an antigen. Its incidence is progressively increasing in the general population over years, especially among children. The diagnosis can be difficult, and recommendations for follow up and prescription for an emergency kit are rarely provided after emergency visit. The Investigators will evaluate the management of pediatric anaphylaxis and clinical signs of allergy in the pediatric emergency department of Montpellier University Hospital
Epidemiology of Pecan Nut Allergy
IgE-mediated food allergy can manifest with reactions ranging from hives to anaphylactic shock. The diagnosis is based on the confirmation of sensitization to the food allergen by skin tests (prick) and the determination of specific IgE directed against the food source and molecular allergens. The gold standard remains the oral provocation test, which is performed in a hospital environment. Once the diagnosis is made, an elimination diet is still considered as the cornerstone of treatment for most food allergies. While some allergies, such as cow's milk or egg, tend to resolve spontaneously, others, such as allergy to pecan nuts,...
Esophageal String Test in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
The overall goal of this study is to develop a novel minimally invasive device, the Esophageal String Test (EST) to monitor esophageal inflammation during treatment of the rare disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in a safe and efficacious manner. This study is broken down into 2 specific aims: Specific Aim 1: Identify the EoE Biomarker Panel (EBP) that will improve the sensitivity and specificity of the EST for documenting esophageal inflammation in a 1-hour time point. Specific Aim 2: Validate the ability of the EST EBP to monitor therapeutic efficacy in a 1-hour sampling time. Funding Source - FDA OOPD
Evaluating Adrenal Insufficiency in Adults With Eosinophilic Esophagitis on Chronic Swallowed Topical Steroids
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic inflammatory disease of the esophagus, is a clinical and financial burden to patients if left untreated. Often the natural history of the disease includes development of fibrosis and stricturing of the esophagus, acute food impactions, unplanned emergency room visits, and invasive procedures such as endoscopy. Currently there are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications for the treatment of EoE. As such, pharmacologic options approved for use in asthma are used for treatment of EoE and include proton pump inhibitors and swallowed topical steroids. These medications are...
Examining the Effect of Ondansetron on Bowel Prep Success
This is a pilot randomized-controlled trial assessing the utility of ondansetron for improving pediatric pre-colonoscopy bowel prep outcomes using the boston bowel preparation score, as well as assessing the impact on patient experience of bowel preparation.