Last updated on February 2019

The Gut-Brain Study


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER | Pervasive developmental disorder
  • Age: Between 5 - 17 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age: 5-17 who have been diagnosed with non-syndromic ASD-s
  2. Needs upper GI endoscopy
  3. Clinical Assessment of ASD
  4. ADOS validated diagnoses of ASD
  5. Questionnaires: RBS-2 , KBIT, SRS, Rome III Version (QPGS- RIII), Ped QL, SSP

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects able to give consent/assent but unwilling to give informed consent/assent
  2. Prematurity (<36 weeks)
  3. Pregnancy: testing will be done on FMT day 0 for subjects with childbearing potential
  4. Subjects with significant renal and liver dysfunction (creatinine > 2 mg/dl and direct bilirubin > 2 mg/dl)
  5. Subjects with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency, or who are immunosuppressed such as neoplastic disease or organ transplantation), have received or are receiving chemotherapy, or have been diagnosed with HIV.
  6. Subjects with syndromic disorders of defined genetic cause, and subjects who have severe sensory or motor problems (for example, blindness, deafness, seizures, cerebral palsy)
  7. Subjects with severe food allergies

Recruitment Status: Open


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