Risk Stratification of Rapid Disease Progression in Children With Crohn's Disease (RS)
The purpose of this study for children with a new diagnosis of Crohn's disease is to identify biomarkers found in the blood or stool to help predict which children are at risk of developing complications.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Risk Stratification and Identification of Immunogenetic and Microbial Markers of Rapid Disease Progression in Children With Crohn's Disease|
- Identify demographic, clinical, microbial, genetic, and/or immunologic risk factors influencing the likelihood of rapid development of complicated disease phenotypes manifested as penetrating or stricturing disease and need for surgery. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Develop and validate risk stratification by stratifying patients into different levels of risk at diagnosis based on clinical, demographic, host microbial ecology, immune, and genetic determinants. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
At time of enrollment, whole blood for DNA and serum will be collected in all patients. Fresh fecal samples will also be requested. For gene expression analysis, biopsy specimens will be collected during regularly scheduled endoscopies.
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Children newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
It is estimated that between 15-20% of children with Crohn's disease will develop complications that can require surgery within the first three years of diagnosis. The purpose of this study for children with a new diagnosis of Crohn's disease is to identify biomarkers found in the blood or stool to help predict which children are at risk of developing complications.
A total of 2000 children with newly-diagnosed Crohn's disease will be enrolled within 30 days of diagnosis. Up to 28 medical sites in the United States and Canada will participate in the study.
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|Principal Investigator:||Subra Kugathasan, MD||Emory University|