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Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms
An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.
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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
Inclusion Criteria:1. Referral for upper endoscopy (esophagogastroduodenoscopy; EGD) to evaluate specific symptoms (dysphagia, heartburn, reflux, chest pain, regurgitation, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting). 2. Age 18 or older
Exclusion Criteria:1. Acute GI bleeding. 2. Known cancer of the esophagus, stomach, or small bowel. 3. Prior esophageal resection. 4. Esophageal varices. 5. Active anticoagulation or bleeding diathesis. 6. Medical instability (determined by the performing endoscopist) to precludes performing EGD. 7. Pregnancy 8. Inability to read or understand the consent form and questionnaire.
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Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.
Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.
Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.
The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Evan S Dellon, MD, MPH|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
|Overall Status||Enrolling by invitation|
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
: Dysphagia and GERD controls
The cross-sectional arm will consist of patients who are having a clinically indicated endoscopy for reflux and/or dysphagia. Cross-sectional participants will have specimens collected and complete a questionnaire.
: Prospective Longitudinal EoE Cases
The prospective longitudinal group will be subjects who have a positive EoE diagnosis during initial endoscopy. This prospective group will be followed up at their clinically indicated endoscopy after their standard of care clinical therapy of swallowed steroids. Prospective longitudinal participants will have specimens collected and complete questionnaires s prior to their standard of care clinical therapy of swallowed steroids and at their clinically indicated follow up upper endoscopy.
Other: - Specimen Collection
Blood collection, possible saliva collection, possible urine collection, and biopsy collection
Other: - Questionnaires
Subjects will complete a questionnaire utilizing validated symptom-specific instruments (Mayo Dysphagia Scale; GERD-HRQL Scale). The questionnaire will also record patient demographics, medical history, and current and past medication use
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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27599