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Study to Look at Benefit of Surgical Drainage Before Beginning Medical Therapy for Crohns Perianal Fistulas

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2011 by Vanderbilt University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
UCB Pharma
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First received: June 14, 2010
Last updated: July 14, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
This study is looking at the advantage of establishing surgical drainage for Crohn's fistulas and abscesses prior to starting medical therapy.

Condition Intervention
Crohns Disease
Other: Surgically established drainage of perianal fistulas &/or abscesses BEFORE medical tx

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Multicenter Trial Evaluating the Benefit of INitial Surgically Established Drainage Prior to Medical Therapy for the Treatment for Crohn's Perianal Fistulas

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Further study details as provided by Vanderbilt University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Surgical drainage of all perianal fistulas & abscesses prior to start of medical tx improves rate of healing & prevents further abscess formation. [ Time Frame: 54 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Our hypothesis is that by establishing surgical drainage of all perianal fistulas and abscesses prior to initiation of medical therapy, further abscess formation will be prevented and the rate of durable fistula healing will improve.

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Combination Therapy Group
Patients in this arm will have surgically established drainage of their Crohns perianal fistulas and/or abscesses done BEFORE beginning medical therapy with Cimzia.
Other: Surgically established drainage of perianal fistulas &/or abscesses BEFORE medical tx
Surgical established drainage of perianal fistulas &/or abscesses will be done BEFORE patient begins medical therapy with Cimzia
Other Names:
  • Cimzia
  • Certolizumab pegol
No Intervention: Control Group
Patients in this group will begin medical therapy with Cimzia regardless of status of surgically established drainage.

Detailed Description:
Currently the importance of surgically established drainage of Crohn's perianal fistulas prior to medical therapy is controversial. Several retrospective studies have suggested a benefit to this approach. (1, 2) However, there have been no prospective studies performed to answer this important question. This study aims to definitively answer this question. Our hypothesis is that by establishing surgical drainage of all perianal fistulas and abscesses prior to initiation of medical therapy, further abscess formation will be prevented and the rate of durable fistula healing will improve.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and Female aged 18 years or older;
  • A confirmed diagnosis of Crohn's disease and one or more identifiable perianal fistulas;
  • Patient's standard of care treatment plan includes the following options: a) surgical intervention with an exam under anesthesia (EUA) by colorectal surgeon, seton placement and drainage of fistula prior to initiating Certolizumab or b) initiating Certolizumab without surgical intervention;
  • Patient has had recent colonoscopy to determine disease activity and extent; and
  • Patient has had either rectal EUS or pelvic MRI (type of test based on investigator site preference) which has identified one or more perianal fistulas.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any of Inclusion Criteria is not met;
  • Females who are pregnant or breast feeding;
  • Anti-TNF use within 6 weeks prior to study entry;
  • Patients who cannot take, or refuse to take concomitant immunosuppressive therapy with either azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, or methotrexate; Unless patient has been intolerant of these therapies in the past or is contraindicated as determined by the investigator.
  • Patients who cannot take, or refuse to take concomitant antibiotic therapy;
  • Patients with severe anal stenosis or tenderness which would preclude colonoscopy and / or rectal EUS;
  • Patients who cannot take or refuse to take certolizumab;
  • Patients with active or latent tuberculosis;
  • Patients who have had systemic antibiotic, antiviral or antifungal treatment(s) within 3 weeks prior to Screening for all non-Crohn's related infections;
  • Patients concurrently taking anakinra (Kineret);
  • Patients with a history of cancer or lymphoproliferative disease other than a successfully and completely treated cutaneous squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma or carcinomain-situ of the cervix;
  • Patients with chronic hematologic problems such as bleeding dyscrasias;
  • Patients with a history of demyelinating disease (i.e. multiple sclerosis); and
  • Patients with congestive heart failure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01145365

United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-1375
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
UCB Pharma
Principal Investigator: David A Schwartz, MD Vanderbilt University
  More Information

Responsible Party: David A. Schwartz, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01145365     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100063 
Study First Received: June 14, 2010
Last Updated: July 14, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Vanderbilt University:
Perianal Abscess

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Certolizumab Pegol
Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Pathologic Processes
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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