NPDT Evaluation in Children With CFTR and (PSC)

This study has been terminated.
Children's Hospital Boston
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steven Freedman, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: March 10, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The investigators hypothesize that PSC in children is associated with mutations and functional changes of the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene.

Condition Intervention
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Procedure: nasal potential difference testing

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Nasal Potential Difference Testing: Evaluation of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) Function in Children With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CFTR DNA analysis

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Nasal potential difference testing
  • Sweat test

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: January 2004
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The purpose of this protocol is to perform Nasal Transepithelial Potential Difference (NTPD) testing to assess the function of the cystic fibrosis gene product, a chloride channel referred to as CFTR, in patients diagnosed with PSC and/or inflammatory bowel disease in childhood and currently 12 years of age and greater.

Dr. Freedman's laboratory has shown that there is an increased prevalence of CFTR abnormalities in adults with PSC as demonstrated by genotype and phenotype analysis. We hypothesize that abnormalities in CFTR based on exhaustive genotype and phenotype assessments are associated with the presence of PSC in children. We would like to enroll patients with inflammatory bowel disease and no PSC to use as a "control group".

Subjects with PSC and/or inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed in childhood, currently aged 12 years and above, will be enrolled in study protocols at Children's Hospital in Boston, which will have received their local IRB approval. The only role for BIDMC will be to perform NTPD testing on these subjects. No other assessment or testing will be performed at our site. We will not be involved in any other aspect of care for these subjects.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 12 years of age and older
  • Must have diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis and/or inflammatory bowel disease
  • Absence of other liver disease, such as viral hepatitis, drug-induced liver disease, and metabolic/hereditary liver disease
  • No exclusion based on sex, race, and ethnic background
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00179439

United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Children's Hospital Boston
Study Director: Harpreet Pall, MD Children's Hospital Boston
Principal Investigator: Steven D Freedman, MD, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Steven Freedman, MD PhD Full Professor Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier: NCT00179439     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004P-000316, 02820-4
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: March 10, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cholangitis, Sclerosing
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Bile Duct Diseases
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on November 30, 2015