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Use of FDG PET/CT to Evaluate Crohn Disease

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2006 by Université de Sherbrooke.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2007
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Université de Sherbrooke

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study will permit to determine the role of FDG PET/CT to diagnose Crohn Disease and recurrence of Crohn disease after having compared results of PET/CT's with results of exams routinely performed(colonoscopy and bowel follow through).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Crohn Disease Procedure: FDG PET/CT Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Crohn disease is an inflammatory disease of the digestive system that may affect the small and large intestines. Remission and recurrence clinically characterized its development. When recurrence occurs, a careful examination is necessary in order to determine the extent and the severity of the disease. Actual exams performed are invasive and uncomfortable(colonoscopy and bowel follow through). Compare to these exams, PET/CT is less fierce to undergo and has less risks. Two groups are proposed in this project: 15 patients will be enroll in the active disease group and 15 patients will be enroll in the remission group. In regards of the area and the extent of the disease,PET/CT exams shall provide similar information than what usual tests provide. PET/CT exams shall also provide more information in order to better differentiate inflammatory stenosis from scars stenosis especially located in the small intestine.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Phase II Study on the Role of the Positron Emission Tomography Combined With CT Scan for the Evaluation on Crohn Disease
Study Start Date : September 2006
Study Completion Date : May 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Crohn's Disease

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diagnosis of Crohn Disease de novo and Crohn Disease recurrences with FDG PET/CT.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Detection of inflammatory areas not suspected with usual tests
  2. Detection of an inflammatory activity for remission patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men or women known having a Crohn's disease de novo diagnosis or a Crohn's disease recurrence based on a seven days questionnaire and a physical exam.
  • Men or women with a past history of Crohn's disease but considered clinically in remission based on a seven days questionnaire, a physical exam and a Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI) score < to 150.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Men or women less than 18 years of age
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Renal failure
  • Suspicion of a Crohn's disease infectious complication (abscess,fistula)
  • Infectious colitis determined at the initial checkup
  • Diabetes
  • Severe allergy to iode contrast

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00383344

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Contact: François Bénard, Doctor 819 346-1110 ext 11898
Contact: Chantal Langevin, RN 819 346-1110 ext 12887

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Canada, Quebec
CHUS/CRC Recruiting
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, J1H 5N4
Contact: François Bénard, DR    819 346-1110 ext 11868   
Contact: Chantal Langevin, RN, coordinator    819 346-1110 ext 12887   
Principal Investigator: François Bénard, DR         
Principal Investigator: Serge Langevin, DR         
Principal Investigator: Vivianne Bergeron, DR         
Sub-Investigator: Gerard Schmutz, DR         
Sub-Investigator: Eric Turcotte, DR         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Université de Sherbrooke
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Principal Investigator: François Bénard, MD Université de Sherbrooke
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00383344    
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-086
First Posted: October 3, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 6, 2007
Last Verified: October 2006
Keywords provided by Université de Sherbrooke:
Crohn Disease
Positron Emission Tomography
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases