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Cause of Symptom Studies


Short Study Name: FIT-NV Research Study

Full Study Name: “Measurement of rectal an anal pressures in healthy women and men.”

Research Coordinator:
Stefanie Twist

The UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders is recruiting healthy men and women between the age of 18 and 80 for a research study. We are investigating the normal values for anal and rectal pressures in the general population.

This information will be used to distinguish normal from abnormal results when the diagnostic equipment is used.

For this particular study, we are asking you to fill out a series of questionnaires and participate in two commonly used diagnostic procedures, called anorectal manometry and a balloon evacuation test. Both tests are currently used in clinics to help diagnose lower GI disorders. No treatment or diagnosis will be given during this research study.

You will receive $150 for completing the research study.

This study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD).If you are interested in learning more about this research study, please call or email a member of the study staff to learn more.

Biomedical IRB 17-2777

Treatment Studies

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