Research Results

Research results - Significant outcomes

Over recent years your donations have supported many projects resulting in significant outcomes, including:

  • Defined management strategies to prevent the recurrence of Crohn’s Disease after surgery;
  • Defined management strategies to prevent the    recurrence of Crohn’s Disease after surgery;
  • Development of better tests to diagnose the recurrence of Crohn’s disease after surgery;
  • Laboratory work which has defined which gut bacteria may be associated with the development of Crohn’s disease;
  • Completion of the first true incidence study of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Australia. This research identified Australia as a country with one of the highest incidences of inflammatory bowel disease worldwide;
  • Contributions to an increasing body of evidence supporting the use of faecal microbiota transplant (where faecal material from healthy individuals is given to a patient who is unwell with gastrointestinal disease) as a novel and efficacious treatment for some patients with active ulcerative colitis;
  • Using intestinal ultrasound (a safe and inexpensive way to image and assess the bowel) in pregnant patients with IBD to monitor the disease during the antenatal period, optimising pregnancy outcomes for these patients.