ImproveCareNow Network to Participate in $2.5 Million Research Study Evaluating Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Pediatric IBD
Posted by Sarah Nocito on August 30, 2016
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funds Project as a Demonstration of PCORnet
A team from ImproveCareNow led by Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE and Lisa Opipari-Arrigan, PhD will take part in a $2.5 million research project in partnership with the Health eHeart Alliance, to conduct a study using an innovative combination of “N-of-1” study designs and mobile health technology. ImproveCareNow will focus on using a series of N-of-1 studies to understand the effectiveness of the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) in reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD) as compared to a liberalized SCD and unrestricted diet.