Analysis of Biopsies From the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract (histoGERD)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cord Langner, MD, Medical University of Graz

Brief Summary:
Multicenter study to correlate histological findings in the upper gastrointestinal tract with endoscopic and clinical data.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Gastritis Other: Histological analysis

Detailed Description:

Prospective multicenter study involving six clinical institutions (see collaborators) with recruitment of consecutive patients who undergo routine upper endoscopy for several (non-selected) reasons. The patients will have to fill out a questionnaire about their history of reflux symptoms, including questions regarding smoking and drinking habits. The treating physician will have to complete a clinical protocol which includes a questionnaire regarding the patient's drug history.

The endoscopic examination is done in a routine, yet standardized fashion. In particular, biopsy material will be taken from the stomach, the gastroesophageal junction and from the duodenum. The samples will be routinely sent to the participating institutes of pathology (see collaborators) and will be assessed by independent histopathologists with special expertise in gastrointestinal pathology.

Endoscopic findings are documented in a standardized clinical protocol. Likewise, the histopathological assessment of the samples is done following a standardized protocol following the WHO classification and the updated Sydney classification, as appropriate.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical Evaluation and Histological Analysis of Biopsies From the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract of Patients With and Without Symptoms of Reflux Disease (histoGERD Trial)
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Biopsy Endoscopy GERD
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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients undergoing uppper endoscopy
Consecutive patients with and without symptoms of reflux disease who routinely undergo upper endoscopy from November 2011 through May 2012.
Other: Histological analysis
Systematic histological analysis of biopsy specimens obtained during routine endoscopic examination

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Biopsy specimens (formalin fixed and paraffin embedded) which are routinely obtained during the endoscopic procedure are retained according to legal requirements.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who routinely undergo upper endoscopy (for different, not selected reasons)

Inclusion Criteria:

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with abnormal anatomy at the gastroesophageal junction (e.g. post surgery)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01576289

Medical University
Graz, Austria, 8036
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Graz
Principal Investigator: Cord Langner, MD Medical University of Graz, Institute of Pathology, A 8036 Graz, Austria

Responsible Party: Cord Langner, MD, MD, Senior Scientist, Medical University of Graz Identifier: NCT01576289     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Reflux_Multicenter_1
First Posted: April 12, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by Cord Langner, MD, Medical University of Graz:
Gastroesophageal reflux
Reflux esophagitis
Barrett's esophagus
Intestinal metaplasia stomach
Helicobacter pylori infection
Proton pump inhibitor
Duodenal bulb
Celiac disease diagnosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Stomach Diseases