Clinical Trials for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
The NIDDK conducts and supports clinical trials in many diseases and conditions, including digestive diseases. The trials look to find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease and improve quality of life.
What are clinical trials for EPI?
Clinical trials—and other types of clinical studies—are part of medical research and involve people like you. When you volunteer to take part in a clinical study, you help doctors and researchers learn more about disease and improve health care for people in the future.
Researchers are conducting clinical studies to better understand digestive diseases, such as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). For example, researchers are studying ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of EPI and the diseases that cause EPI.
Watch a video of NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers explaining the importance of participating in clinical trials.
What clinical studies for EPI are looking for participants?
You can view a filtered list of clinical studies on EPI that are federally funded, open, and recruiting at www.ClinicalTrials.gov. You can expand or narrow the list to include clinical studies from industry, universities, and individuals; however, the NIH does not review these studies and cannot ensure they are safe. Always talk with your health care provider before you participate in a clinical study.
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