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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the CAMEO study. We are grateful for your interest.

At this point, you may be working with doctors to see if you, or your child, might have Crohn’s Disease.

[Text on screen: For the CAMEO study, the best way we can learn more about pediatric Crohn’s disease is right at diagnosis.]

Right now, even before knowing your diagnosis, there is a way you could help future pediatric patients who have Crohn’s disease.

With support from the National Institutes of Health, the CAMEO network’s highly trained doctors and research coordinators are trying to learn more about a type of intestinal inflammation called Crohn’s disease.

[Shown on screen: National Institutes of Health (NIH)]

Shown on screen: [Experienced doctors and research study coordinators in North America]

You could help us better understand what is causing the intestine to become inflamed before a treatment is given.

[Text on screen: Crohn’s Disease]

[Text on screen: Intestinal Inflammation]

That means understanding what is going on in your body, right at the specific time before diagnosis or treatment. You can help us understand this through samples we will take.  

Small samples of blood are needed. There is no added stick or poke needed for this study besides what samples your doctor will already be taking.

Intestinal biopsies, or pieces of tissue, will be taken. These small pieces of tissue are routinely obtained by colonoscopy. In the CAMEO study, doctors will take additional biopsies, then look at them with a microscope. Doctors do this to see the cause of inflammation and how it is happening. These pieces of tissue are much smaller than a grain of rice.

Samples of stool - that’s poop - will be used to see what particular germs are there, and what role they might play. It’s best to collect the poop sample before a colonoscopy, but afterward is okay too.

[Text on screen: It’s best to collect the sample before colonoscopy but afterward is ok too.]

If it turns out you, or your child, do have Crohn’s disease, you and your doctor will talk about different treatments. Depending on what type of treatment is given, we may ask you to allow us to continue to follow your progress. Your Intestinal inflammation will be monitored. You and your doctor can discuss how this will work at a later time.

If you are interested, talk to us to learn more. You or your child will receive the same evaluation and treatment if you do not join the study.

Thank you for considering CAMEO.

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Study participants must be ages 6-17 where Crohn’s disease is suspected, but not yet diagnosed. Study staff will share and explain important information with you, including risks and benefits of participating.

On screen: CAMEO logo with text “Clinical, Imaging, and Endoscopic Outcomes Of Children Newly Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease”

The benefits listed in this video are not benefits for people participating in the CAMEO study.  

CAMEO is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Research reported in this publication was supported under Award Number 1U01DK134356-01.

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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Clinical, Imaging, and Endoscopic Outcomes Of Children Newly Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease