Gastroentrology

Lifepoint Research has developed one of the most experienced and sophisticated networks of gastroenterology investigators and investigative sites in India. These sites have state of the art facilities, equipment, diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures available for patients with GI disorders, including: acid-related tests, endoscopy, laparoscopy, manometry, nuclear scans, x-ray contrast studies, nasogastric or intestinal intubation, anoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, abdominal paracentesis, electrogastrography, and electrical impedance testing. CT, MRI, and ultrasound are also commonly performed for GI disorders, and sometimes angiography is used.

Diseases of the digestive system affecting the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas constitute a major problem in India. Anecdotal data suggests that every other person in India suffers with some form of digestive disorder. The less privileged classes, constituting almost 85 percent of the total population, are easy victims to these disorders. Common diseases seen under gastroenterology are Hepatitis and Cirrhosis of the Liver, Chronic pancreatitis, Chronic cholecystitis, cholelithiasis and pancreatitis.

Our researchers have experience conducting global trials and have deep access to a diverse treatment naive patient pool, with each seeing more than 100 new patients every month. Some of their fields of expertise are hepatitis, acid peptic disorders and ulcerative colitis. Their research has been published in medical journals worldwide and throughout India including the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. Using sophisticated databases of detailed site information, demographics and epidemiology data we can quickly determine if India is the right fit for your study. In addition, LIFEPOINT RESEARCH can quickly mobilize a team of experienced project managers to conduct a study feasibility analysis and determine the appropriate sites and availability of patients. Contact our business development team today to learn more!