Evaluation of PET CT in the Management of Patients With Crohn's Disease.

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2008 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 23, 2008
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Rabin Medical Center

Brief Summary:
18F-FDG PET/CT (2-[fluorine-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose, Positron emission tomography- CT) is a noninvasive technique that allows quantifying and precisely localizing 18F-FDG uptake in the entire body. 18F-FDG uptake is caused by increased local metabolic activity. Such increased uptake has been described not only in neoplastic lesions but also in inflammatory lesions. In this condition, uptake has been correlated with local stimulation of tumor necrosis factor, and with monocyte priming and activation. A physiologic variable uptake may be observed in the bowel, especially the cecum, and has limited the use of PET in inflammatory bowel diseases. The advantage of combined PET and CT devices lead to significant improvements in the interpretation of the bowel areas, and greatly reduces the number of false-positive findings in the gastrointestinal tract.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Crohn's Disease Radiation: FDG PET CT Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of PET CT in the Management of Patients With Crohn's Disease.
Study Start Date : April 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Crohn's Disease
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Radiation: FDG PET CT

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suspicious for active disease:

    • Patients with suspected but undiagnosed Crohn's disease
    • Patients with serological markers of inflammation (elevated ESR, CRP or thrombocytosis) but clinically in remission
    • Patients with a stricture which might be fibrous in which case surgery is indicated or inflammatory for which medical management is indicated
    • Able to sign a consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infectious colitis determined at the initial checkup
  • Allergy to iodine contrast

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00731809

Rabin Medical Center Recruiting
Petah-tikva, Israel, 49100
Contact: Bernstine, MD   
Principal Investigator: Hanna Bernstine, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center

Responsible Party: Hanna Brrnstine MD, Beilinson Hospital Rabin Medical Center Identifier: NCT00731809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 004945
First Posted: August 11, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2008
Last Verified: February 2008

Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
Crohn's disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases