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(GTR-0733) Appendicitis


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Genetic Predisposition to Appendicitis: A Pilot Study

Principal Investigator:
Franck Rapaport PhD

Investigators:

Contact Information:
Clinical Research Support Office
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: 212-327-7722
Email: RUCARES@Rockefeller.edu
Enrollment Status:
Open to Enrollment

Brief Summary of Protocol:
Our laboratory is studying whether genes may be related to getting certain infections. Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix. The appendix is a fingerlike pouch attached to the large intestine and located in the lower right area of the abdomen. The reason for doing this research study is to identify whether some genes cause a tendency to develop appendicitis.



Detailed Description of Protocol:
We are asking you to take part in this research study because you or a family member had an appendix removed due to appendicitis.



What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:

- You and a family member had appendicitis and an appendectomy before the age of 19

Gender:
Both

Age(s):
0-100

Children permitted to participate:
Yes

Potential Benefits.....
There will be no benefit to you from taking part in this research study. Instead, others may benefit in the future from what we learn from this study.



Compensation:
Compensation is provided.