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The Pedi FETCh Research Trial

The Pedi FETCh Research Trial: Pediatric Fecal Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis (FETCh)

The Pedi FETCh Research Trial (Pediatric Fecal Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis) is the first pediatric fecal transplant study for inflammatory bowel disease in Canada, and will be the first randomized controlled trial of fecal transplant in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in the world. The trial is being lead by Dr. Nikhil Pai, and supported by the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Study collaborators include Dr. Christine Lee (Division of Infectious Disease at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton), and Paul Moayyedi (Division of Adult Gastroenterology at McMaster University), with support from the Farncombe Digestive Disease Research Institute at McMaster University.

Contact Us

If you are a physician who is interested in referring patients to our trial, or a family who would like more information about enrolment, please contact:

Dr. Nikhil Pai, MD, FAAP, FRCPC (Principal Investigator)
McMaster University, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Email: or
Tel: 905. 521.2100 ext. 75637

Ms. Jelena Popov, BSc (Research Coordinator)

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