Capsule Endoscopy in Cystic Fibrosis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 4, 2018
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
Cystic Fibrosis patients continue to have bowel problems even after adequate pancreatic enzyme supplementation. There may be pathology of the lining of the bowel. Capsule endoscopy will be used to photograph the entire bowel.

Condition or disease
Cystic Fibrosis

Detailed Description:

The capsule endoscope system (Given Imaging, Ltd.) consists of 3 elements: a disposable capsule (PillCamTM SB) that acquires video images during natural propulsion through the digestive system.

The video-capsule PillCamTM SB has been cleared by the FDA for use in patients over 10 years of age for the detection of small intestinal disorders. It has been used in patients under age 10 and has been placed with the use of a gastroscope in patients unable to swallow the capsule. In fact, a new delivery device has been introduced recently that facilitates placement of the video-capsule in pediatric patients.For the purposes of this study, only patients over age 10 years who are able to swallow the capsule would be enrolled.

There are approximately 450 CF patients in the registry in Israel, with about 300 above the age of 10. Study subjects would be enrolled from this registry population and would be screened for the presence of the contraindications noted above. Patients would be assessed for symptoms of possible small bowel lesions at the time of enrollment including gastrointestinal bleeding, palpable abdominal mass, weight loss, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Markers of inflammation including stool calprotectin will be assessed in all patients. These data would be recorded for further analysis.


Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Capsule Endoscopy in Cystic Fibrosis-Screening for Small Bowel Disease in Cystic Fibrosis Patient.
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2008

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. We will examine the entire small bowel
  2. of CF opatients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Inclusion criteria would include those subjects with known CF who are able to give informed consent to undergo capsule endoscopy and whose guardians provide consent as well, if applicable. -

Exclusion Criteria

Subjects would be excluded if they were felt to be poor surgical candidates as patients may need to undergo surgery in the rare event of retention of the capsule. Patients genotype and lung function will be noted; patients will be excluded if FEV1 < 40%.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00333957

Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem, Israel, 91240
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Michael Wilschanski, MBBS Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00333957     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: will001-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: June 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 4, 2018
Last Verified: October 2007

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
capsule endoscopy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystic Fibrosis
Pathologic Processes
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases