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The Effect on Mucosal Healing With Pentasa Sachet in Mild to Moderate Active "Drug: Crohn's Disease"

This study has been terminated.
(Study terminated due to lack of eligible patients)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: October 26, 2005
Last updated: March 9, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
The purpose of this study is to visualize the healing effect on mucosal lesions with Pentasa Sachet 4g in patients with mild to moderate active small bowel CD by video capsule endoscopy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Crohn's Disease
Drug: Mesalazine (Mesalamine)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect on Mucosal Healing With Pentasa Sachet 4g in Mild to Moderate Active Small Bowel Crohn´s Disease, Evaluated by Video Capsule Endoscopy After 6 and 12 Weeks Treatment. A Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Ferring Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mucosal changes, (measured as number, type and localization of small bowel mucosal lesions detected by VCE) from baseline (i.e. < 7 days prior to inclusion), and after 6 and 12 weeks´ treatment with 4g Pentasa Sachet [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • CDAI changes and laboratory changes [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 3
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Mesalazine (Mesalamine)
    Pentasa (mesalazine) sachets 2 g morning + 2 g evening during 12 weeks treatment
Detailed Description:
The purpose of this study is to visualize the healing effect on mucosal lesions with Pentasa Sachet 4g in patients with mild to moderate active small bowel CD by video capsule endoscopy

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

4.2 Inclusion Criteria

  1. Patients who have signed the informed consent form
  2. Patients with performed complete VCE < 7 days prior to inclusion and diagnosed clinically active mild to moderate small bowel CD and no stricture on previous examinations, as previously proven by barium small bowel follow through, enteroclysis and / or patency test capsule.
  3. Patients between 18 - 70 years of age.

4.3 Exclusion Criteria

  1. Patients with evidence of other forms of inflammatory small bowel bowel disease, idiopathic proctitis or infectious disease.
  2. Patients with known small bowel strictures from previous examinations with for instance barium small bowel follow through, enteroclysis and / or patency capsule test.
  3. Patients with pacemaker due to lack of VCE interaction data.
  4. Patients who cannot undergo study procedures due to swallowing disorders.
  5. Planned or actual pregnancy or lactation.
  6. Women of child-bearing potential who are not using an effective method of contraception, in the opinion of the investigator.

8. Patients receiving maintenance treatment (p.o.) with total daily doses above 2.0g of sulphasalazine, mesalazine or 4-ASA, for 30 days prior to entry into the study.

9. Chronic use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (oral and/or rectal routes) in 30 days prior to inclusion in the study (chronic use is defined as drug intake for a minimum of 3 consecutive days).

10. Intake of corticosteroids (oral and/or rectal routes) within the 30 days prior to enrolment in the study.

11. Patients receiving any immunosuppressive (azathioprine, 6-MP, etc) agents during 30 days prior to study enrolment.

12. Patients receiving any Crohn specific biological agents (TNF-alfa) during the last year prior to study enrolment.

13. Patients with any other disease or condition which may interfere with study assessments as judged by the investigator.

14. Alcoholism or drug addiction. 15. Patients participating or having participated in another clinical study in the previous 30 days.

16. Patients with severe renal/hepatic impairment (see section 5.6) as judged by the investigator.

17. Patients who are allergic to salicylate or 5-ASA derivatives. 18. Patients who are unlikely to comply with the protocol. 19. Any patient who has previously taken part in this study. 20. Patients who are unable to write or read local language

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00245505

Department of Medicine, Malmö University Hospital
Malmo, Malmö, Sweden, SE-205 02
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Clinical Development Support Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00245505     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FE999907 CS004
Study First Received: October 26, 2005
Last Updated: March 9, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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