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Diet and Disease Activity in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2019
Wageningen University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center

Brief Summary:

In addition to a genetic susceptibility, the immune system and the intestinal microbiota, diet is hypothesized to be an important factor in the onset and progression of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Further insight in factors affecting disease activity may contribute to targeted interventions improving disease burden and healthcare costs for these patients. However, well-designed studies exploring the role of diet in the development of exacerbations are hardly available.

The investigators hypothesize that differences in dietary patterns affects the intestinal microbiota composition and thereby contributes to the development of exacerbations in IBD.

Furthermore, a subgroup of patients suffers from malnutrition, although the exact prevalence is unknown since simple noninvasive screening tools have not been validated for IBD. The investigators hypothesize that malnutrition is frequently present in IBD patients and associated with dietary intake and disease characteristics.

Condition or disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 273 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Year
Official Title: Diet and Disease Activity in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Study Start Date : November 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2018

IBD-SL cohort

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary aim is to study the association of dietary patterns with disease activity in a consecutive cohort of IBD outpatients [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To characterize intestinal microbiota in IBD patients with different dietary patterns [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  2. To characterize the intestinal microbiota in IBD patients in remission developing an exacerbation during follow up [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  3. To investigate the stability of the intestinal microbiota in IBD patients remaining in remission during one year follow-up [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  4. To study the prevalence of malnutrition in a consecutive cohort of IBD outpatients [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    In a subpopulation of the present cohort (n=300) the nutritional status will be investigated

  5. The study the association of disease characteristics and dietary intake with the prevalence of malnutrition in a consecutive cohort of IBD outpatients [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  6. To study the sensitivity and specificity of the SNAQ / MST as malnutrition screening tool in IBD outpatients based [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Consecutive IBD patients, visiting the gastroenterology outpatient clinic, participating the IBD-SL cohort

Inclusion Criteria:

  • IBD patients, diagnosis based on clinical, endoscopic, histological and/or radiological criteria
  • participating IBD-SL cohort

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to provide informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01756963

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Maastricht University Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
Wageningen University
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Principal Investigator: M. Pierik, MD. PhD. Maastricht University Medical Center
Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01756963    
Other Study ID Numbers: NL 42101.068.12
First Posted: December 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 5, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Intestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases