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Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226


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.

Study summary:

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.


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



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Manu Sood, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

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Location Contact:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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