Now recruiting at UCLA Medical Center’s Center for Neurobiology of Stress - a study of “Neuroendocrine Alterations in Fibromyalgia and IBS.” Adults of both sexes, both healthy subjects and FM and/or IBS patients with mild symptoms, ages 18-55, may be eligible to participate.
According to the description at CenterWatch.com, "The purpose of this study is to determine the sensitivity and response to unexpected muscle contractions and their effects on certain stress related hormones in IBS patients. It is our intent that this study will improve our understanding of the cause of IBS, which may lead to improved treatment." See the CenterWatch listing of the study (ID=140526) for more information and to contact the Research Coordinator.
Another IBS study at the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress - "Sex Differences in Neuroendocrine and Immunologic Responses in IBS" - is recruiting adults of both sexes both healthy and with mild IBS. See the CenterWatch.com listing of the study (ID=140527) for more information and to contact the Research Coordinator.