Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography (CEUS) of Patients With Crohn's Disease

This study has been terminated.
(Did not get enough patients)
University of Bergen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Haukeland University Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 23, 2010
Last updated: January 25, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
The purpose of this study is investigate if high frequency sonography and contrast enhanced sonography can be used to predict remission in patients with deterioration of Crohn's disease treated with steroids or tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alfa inhibitors.

Crohn's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: High Frequency Ultrasound and Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound of Patients Treated for Deterioration of Crohn's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Haukeland University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Remission defined by Crohns disease activity index (CDAI)<150 [ Time Frame: 52 weeks from inclusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Surgical treatment for Crohn's disease during follow up. (Surgery for perianal disease not included.) [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mucosal healing on ileocolonoscopy. Defined by Simple Endoscopic Index for Crohn's disease (SES-CD) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Mucosal biopsies from the colon and terminal ileum.

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Deterioration, Crohn's disease
Patients > 18 years old with a deterioration of Crohn's disease defined by CDAI >150 and requiring treatment with systemic steroids or TNF alfa inhibitors


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients treated for deterioration of Crohn's disease either in the out patient clinic or the medical ward of Haukeland University Hospital.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Deterioration of Crohn's disease
  • CDAI>150
  • Treated with systemic steroids or TNF alfa inhibitors
  • Lesion found on ultrasound

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disease location not reachable with ileocolonoscopy
  • Pregnancy
  • Acute coronary disease
  • Unstable coronary disease
  • Previous allergic reaction to SonoVue or its components
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01074580

Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, 5021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Haukeland University Hospital
University of Bergen
Study Director: Trygve Hausken, PhD Nastional Center of Gastroenterological Ultrasonography, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Haukeland University Hospital Identifier: NCT01074580     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 22209 
Study First Received: February 23, 2010
Last Updated: January 25, 2016
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Haukeland University Hospital:
Crohn's disease
contrast enhanced ultrasound

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2016