Clinical Study of Chinese Herbal Medicine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
ID Number 09-0224-00002Principal Investigator(s)
Keith J. Benkov
Department(s) or Division(s)
The purpose of this study is to see if inflammatory cytokines (markers or chemicals in the blood/tissue that are associated with active inflammatory bowel disease) will be effected by the addition of Chinese herbal medicines that are added to cultures of blood cells or tissue specimens from the colon. A blood sample will be drawn at the time of endoscopy. The blood sample will be used to obtain serum and white blood cells. The colonic (taken from the large intestine/colon) sample will be used to obtain tissue cells.
Recruiting Patients: Yes