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Small Intestinal Mucosal Abnormalities in Systemic Sclerosis Using Capsule Endoscopy (sclero-video)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Rouen Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2009
Last updated: June 18, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
The aim of this prospective study is to determine prevalence and characteristics of small intestinal mucosal abnormalities in 40 patients with systemic sclerosis, using capsule endoscopy. The investigators' findings may improve management of small intestinal involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Condition Intervention
Systemic Sclerosis
Other: Endoscopic capsule

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation Des Anomalies Muqueuses Intestinales Par vidéocapsule Endoscopique au Cours de la sclérodermie systémique : Etude Prospective, Multicentrique et Inter-régionale

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Rouen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence and characteristics of small intestinal mucosal involvement in 40 patients with systemic sclerosis [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • - to assess a correlation between the presence of small intestinal mucosal abnormalities and digestive symptoms [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • to assess a correlation between small intestinal mucosal abnormalities and nutritional status [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • to assess a correlatio between small intestinal mucosal abnormalities and extra-intestinal manifestations of systemic sclerosis [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Endoscopic capsule
    Endoscopic capsule

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 81 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
40 consecutive patients with systemic sclerosis will be included in this prospective study, without prior selection on digestive clinical manifestations

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent
  • Systemic sclerosis based on the ACR diagnostic criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with other connective tissue diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Absence of contraception in women
  • Patients with pace maker
  • Patients with intestinal pseudo-obstruction
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00958672

Rouen, France, 76031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Rouen
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Rouen Identifier: NCT00958672     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008/074/HP
Study First Received: July 17, 2009
Last Updated: June 18, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Scleroderma, Systemic
Scleroderma, Diffuse
Pathologic Processes
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017