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Colorectal and Pelvic Anomalies Research
Experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles perform research to advance colorectal and pelvic anomaly care. We are exploring what causes these conditions and how to best treat them. Our team is sharing their findings with doctors worldwide through publications.
About Colorectal and Pelvic Anomaly Research
Colorectal and pelvic anomalies are rare, complex conditions that are difficult to treat. No two children experience them the same way, making them difficult to diagnose and treat. Experts at Children’s Hospital are working toward improving care possibilities through research.
Our respected researchers have been publishing studies in peer-review journals for years. Current efforts involve observational studies exploring the impact of specific tests and treatments. These efforts provide new insights that may influence the next generation of colorectal anomaly care.
Our colorectal and pelvic anomaly research interests
Current research focus areas include:
- Biofeedback for urinary incontinence
- Bladder exstrophy repair and ongoing care
- Hirschsprung’s disease diagnosis, including accurate interpretation of manometry findings and appropriate biopsy sampling
- Long-term psychological outcomes in patients with pelvic anomalies and their impact on adult intimate relationships
- Medications that improve motility, by helping the muscles that move stool through the intestines
- Pelvic floor therapy for children and its impact on bowel control and management
- Prenatal consultations for pelvic anomalies in unborn children and their ability to reduce parent anxiety
- Unexpected side effects of neurogenic bladder and bowel surgery in spina bifida patients, such as false positive pregnancy tests
Colorectal and Pelvic Anomaly Clinical Trials
The Saban Research Institute is one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the U.S. Our research has been improving health and wellness in children for decades. We often participate in landmark studies that change the course of care for complex pediatric illnesses.
Children’s Hospital is a member of the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium. This international organization collects data from colorectal and pelvic anomaly cases to inform future research. Consortium members also meet regularly to discuss findings and share best practices. Our participation will lead to care reflecting the expertise of specialists from all over the world.
We hope to offer colorectal and pelvic anomaly clinical trials in the future. When they do become available, we’ll inform eligible patients’ families. For more information, read our clinical trials FAQs.
Comprehensive Colorectal and Pelvic Anomaly Care for Children
We offer access to multiple pediatric subspecialists in one convenient location in Los Angeles. Find out more about our Colorectal Center.
To schedule an appointment with a colorectal or pelvic anomaly specialist, call 323-361-5711.