Clinical Trials

Chevy Chase Clinical Research is the largest research program of its kind in the region. Established in 1996 as part of Affiliated Research Centers, it is now an independent research site affiliated with Capital Digestive Care. More than 300 studies have been conducted in all areas of gastroenterology and some areas of internal medicine. Active clinical trials are summarized below. If you think you may be a candidate for enrollment in one of our active clinical trials, please contact us at:
research@capitaldigestivecare.com / (301) 652-5520

C. Diff

This study is for patients 18 years of age or older who currently test positive for Clostridium difficile, better known as C. Diff.  The study is 27-weeks, which is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of study medication in reduction of recurrence of C-difficile Infection (CDI) in Adults who have received antibacterial drug treatment for recurrent CDI. There is also an additional 27-week extension option for this protocol.  

Please contact our office for more information at:
research@capitaldigestivecare.com / (301) 652-5520

Diabetic Gastropareis

This study is for patients 18 years of age or older who have been diagnosed with Diabetic Gastroparesis.There is also a continuation and long-term extension study option for this protocol.   

Please contact our office for more information at:
research@capitaldigestivecare.com / (301) 652-5520

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn's Disease

We have multiple studies for Crohn’s diseasefor patients between the ages of 18-75 years old. The potential patient needs to have moderate to severe symptoms with active disease. Due to the many study options that we offer, the patient can either be biologic naïve OR needs to have failed traditional therapy (i.e. 6-Mp, Steroids, TNF-Inhibitors, etc.). The patient must be willing to undergo a colonoscopy as a study requirement. Clinical trial medications include oral agents, sub-cutaneous injectables, IV infusions, and more. 

Please contact our office for more information at:
research@capitaldigestivecare.com / (301) 652-5520

 

Ulcerative Colitis

We have multiple studies for ulcerative colitisfor patients between the ages of 18-75 years old. The potential patient needs to have moderate to severe symptoms with active disease. Due to the many study options that we offer, the patient can either be currently receiving treatment with Infliximab OR has loss of response to at least 1 conventional treatment (i.e. mesalamine, glucocorticoids, immunosuppressants, 6-mercaptopurine, methotrexate, anti-TNF, etc). Clinical trial medications include oral agents, sub-cutaneous injectables, IV infusions, and more. 

Please contact our office for more information at:
research@capitaldigestivecare.com / (301) 652-5520