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The Diagnosis of Chronic Pancreatitis

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2013 by Haukeland University Hospital
University of Bergen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Georg Gjorgji Dimcevski, Haukeland University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2010
Last updated: July 7, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

To develop a new standardized multimodal diagnostic approach to CP considering fat in faeces, imaging 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

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 Intervention
Chronic Pancreatitis
Other: diagnostic test

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Multimodal Approach to Diagnose Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis

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Further study details as provided by Haukeland University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Development of pancreatic insufficiency [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Peak enzyme Concentration IE [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • development of diabetes [ Time Frame: 3 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Development of pain [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • weight loss [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • peak amylase [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • lipase peak IE [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Pankreatic juice Duodenal tissue Blood

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with suspected Chronic Pancreatitis
Other: diagnostic test
Control group
Healthy controls


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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/Cambridge diagnostic criteria will be used.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.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01059669

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

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
Principal Investigator: Georg Dimcevski, PhD Haukeland University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Georg Gjorgji Dimcevski, MD, Haukeland University Hospital Identifier: NCT01059669     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REK nr 241.08
Study First Received: January 29, 2010
Last Updated: July 7, 2013
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Haukeland University Hospital:
Chronic pancreatitis
Exocrine insufficiency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatitis, Chronic
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases processed this record on March 26, 2015