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Assessment of Small Bowel Healing in Crohn's Disease Patients Treated With Cimzia Using Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 21, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
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UCB Pharma
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ira Shafran M.D., Shafran Gastroenterology Center
Wireless Capsule Endoscopy has been the most reliable diagnostic standard for small bowel Crohn's disease. Endoscopic healing is an important endpoint to measure response to treatment.

Condition Intervention
Crohn's Disease Drug: certolizumab pegol

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open Label Investigator Initiated, Single Site Study of Mucosal Healing in Patients With Small Bowel Crohn's Disease Treated With Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia) Assessed by Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

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Further study details as provided by Ira Shafran M.D., Shafran Gastroenterology Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mucosal Healing [ Time Frame: 180 Days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Level [ Time Frame: 180 Days ]

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
certolizumab pegol
Subjects will receive FDA approved Cimzia injections as indicated on the product label. Subjects will undergo 3 wireless capsule endoscopies, one at screening,Day 84 and Day 168 as well as monthly bloodwork.
Drug: certolizumab pegol
400mg subcutaneous injections at week 0, week 2, week 4, then every 4 weeks thereafter
Other Name: Cimzia


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults aged 18-70 with confirmed Crohn's disease that includes small bowel disease
  • Moderately to severely active disease (CDAI score >220 and < 450)
  • Stable doses of steroids, 5-ASA, antibiotics, Immunosuppressants

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any and all contraindications to the use of certolizumab pegol (including but not limited to hepatitis, infection, abscess, malignancy, congestive heart failure [CHF], cytopenia)
  • Small bowel obstruction, stricture, or any contraindication for capsule endoscopy
  • Previous treatment with certolizumab pegol
  • Are pregnant or lactating
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01053559

United States, Florida
Shafran Gastroenterology Center
Winter Park, Florida, United States, 32789
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shafran Gastroenterology Center
UCB Pharma
Principal Investigator: Ira Shafran, M.D. Shafran Gastroenterology Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Ira Shafran M.D., Principal Investigator, Shafran Gastroenterology Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01053559     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Exempt IND
First Submitted: January 19, 2010
First Posted: January 21, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
Last Verified: April 2014

Keywords provided by Ira Shafran M.D., Shafran Gastroenterology Center:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Certolizumab Pegol
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents