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Bacteriotherapy in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This study has been completed.
Seattle Children's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Suskind, Seattle Children's Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 22, 2012
Last updated: April 25, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
In this study, the investigators want to see if Bacteriotherapy (also referred to as stool transplantation) improves the symptoms and decreases inflammation in children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Examples of IBD are Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Additionally, researchers want to learn whether this experimental therapy delays the need for starting additional medications to treat pediatric IBD.

Condition Intervention Phase
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Crohn's Disease Ulcerative Colitis CD Biological: Bacteriotherapy Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Bacteriotherapy in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Further study details as provided by David Suskind, Seattle Children's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Who Responded to Stool Translplantation By 2 Weeks as Determined by Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI)/Pediatric Crohn's Disease Activity Index (PCDAI) Scoring [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    The primary outcome measure is based on estimating the responder rate. This is defined as the proportion of patients with response to therapy by a drop of 10 or more points in PUCAI/PCDAI scoring. PUCAI/PCDAI are validated activity indexes for pediatric Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, respectively. PUCAI scoring ranges from 0 to 85, with disease remission less than 10, mild disease activity between 10 - 35, moderate disease activity from 35 - 65, and severe disease activity above 65. PCDAI scoring ranges from 0 to 100; with remission being less than 10, mild disease from 10 to 30, and moderate to severe disease greater than 30.

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: December 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Bacteriotherapy
Study stool recipient's will receive approximately 30 grams of processed donor stool through a tube into their stomach for the transplant.
Biological: Bacteriotherapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children ages 12-21 years old with a diagnosis of mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Willing parent to donate stool for the transplant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe Disease
  • History of intra-abdominal abscess, intra-abdominal fistula or stricturing
  • History of other systemic diseases
  • The patient has received TNF inhibitors to treat their IBD within two months of transplant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01757964

United States, Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Sponsors and Collaborators
David Suskind
Seattle Children's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: David Suskind, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT01757964     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14267
Study First Received: December 22, 2012
Results First Received: November 16, 2015
Last Updated: April 25, 2017

Keywords provided by David Suskind, Seattle Children's Hospital:
Crohns Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Crohn Disease
Colitis, Ulcerative
Intestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on August 18, 2017