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The Diagnosis of Chronic Pancreatitis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01059669
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 1, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2016
University of Bergen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Georg Gjorgji Dimcevski, Haukeland University Hospital

Brief Summary:

To develop a new standardized multimodal diagnostic approach to CP considering:

WP 1: Fat in faeces and functional testing; the combination of tests has to be easy to practice, should take as little time as possible and discomfort for the patient has to be minimized WP 2: Advanced ultrasonography and imaging modalities. The focus is on validating standard parenchymal, contrast enhanced and functional ultrasound compared to a modern imaging standard. (CT, EUS, MRI)

To evaluate the reliability and feasibility of these novel methods in healthy volunteers; AND

To compare findings in known severe CP patients and different stages of pancreatic insufficiency in patients with CP.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic Pancreatitis Other: diagnostic test

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Multimodal Approach to Diagnose Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis
Study Start Date : August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pancreatitis

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients with suspected Chronic Pancreatitis
Other: diagnostic test
Control group
Healthy controls
Other: diagnostic test

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Development of pancreatic insufficiency [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  2. Peak enzyme Concentration IE [ Time Frame: 5 Years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. development of diabetes [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  2. Development of pain [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  3. weight loss [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  4. peak amylase [ Time Frame: 5 Years ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. lipase peak IE [ Time Frame: 5 Years ]
  2. Classical score US [ Time Frame: 5 Years ]
  3. Rosemont score US [ Time Frame: 5 Years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Pankreatic juice Duodenal tissue Blood

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 90 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patient with suspected chronic pancreatitis age 18-67 years

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patients will be included from the Department of Medicine at Haukeland University Hospital in Norway. The Marseille-Rome diagnostic criteria will be used. Patients will be scored according to the Layer score. The symptoms should be unrelated to other systemic diseases.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Personality disturbances and alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to the study. Any other diseases and drugs associated with malabsorption; pregnancy or lactating women; heart disease or allergy against MR or ultrasound contrast agents.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01059669

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Contact: Georg Dimcevski, M.D 55972903
Contact: Gilja Odd Helge, Professor 55975000

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Haukeland University Hospital Recruiting
Bergen, Norway, 5021
Contact: Georg Dimcevski    55972903   
Principal Investigator: Georg Dimcevski, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Haukeland University Hospital
University of Bergen
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Principal Investigator: Georg Dimcevski, PhD Haukeland University Hospital

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Responsible Party: Georg Gjorgji Dimcevski, MD, Haukeland University Hospital Identifier: NCT01059669     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REK nr 241.08
First Posted: February 1, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016
Keywords provided by Georg Gjorgji Dimcevski, Haukeland University Hospital:
Chronic pancreatitis
Exocrine insufficiency
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pancreatitis, Chronic
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases