STRICTURE DEFINITION AND TREATMENT (STRIDENT) STUDIES: NEW DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT MODALITIES FOR INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE STRICTURES
Grant number: 1133649 | Funding period: 2017 - 2022
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn disease and Ulcerative colitis, is becoming increasingly common in Australia. IBD strictures, which are a narrowing of bowel wall as a result of inflammation, can cause obstruction or blockage of food and liquid contents in the bowel. This results in significant patient morbidity and disease burden. Our research will aim to characterise strictures in IBD and investigate novel medical treatments to significantly improve outcomes in IBD.