Telemedicine in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (TELE-IBD)

Sponsored by University of Maryland

Phase Quota
Phase 3

Improved methods are needed to monitor patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Telemedicine has shown promise in patients with other chronic diseases; pilot testing in our patients with inflammatory bowel disease demonstrated that the technology was feasible and improved clinical outcomes. The telemedicine system for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Tele-IBD) should improve outcomes for patients, improve access to care in areas with limited resources, and decrease health care costs.

Study Start Date: September 2012

Estimated Completion Date: July 2016

Specialties: Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology Nursing: Gastroenterology,Telehealth/E-Health Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Dz Physician Assistant: Gastroenterology


  • Behavioral: Home Monitoring

Inclusion criteria

  • Confirmed diagnosis of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or indeterminate colitis

Exclusion criteria

  • Cannot comprehend simple instructions in English
  • Inability to comply with the study protocol (i.e., active drug or alcohol abuse or history of nonadherence to medical visits and/or medications)
  • Presence of an ileostomy, colostomy, ileoanal j pouch anastomosis or ileorectal anastomosis
  • Imminent surgery
  • History of short bowel syndrome
  • No flares of disease in last two years
  • Uncontrolled medical or psychiatric disease Degenerative neurologic condition Unstable angina Class III/IV congestive heart failure Severe asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Symptomatic peripheral vascular disease Chronic renal insufficiency (creatinine > 2.0) Malignancy within the last 5 years (excluding squamous or basal cell cancers of the skin) Poorly controlled depression, mania, and schizophrenia Active infection Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Age less than 18 years

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore Maryland

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