Evaluation of Urinary Isoprostanes in the Assessment of Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2005 by Children's Hospital Boston.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
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Children's Hospital Boston
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First received: September 15, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
Isoprostanes are compounds that are produced as a result of oxidative damage to cell membranes. Elevated tissue, serum, and urinary isoprostane levels have been described in a number of inflammatory diseases. The goal of this study is to determine utility of measuring urinary isoprostane levels in pediatric patients with inflammatory and non-inflammatory gastrointestinal disease. Urine samples will be collected from pediatric patients undergoing procedures in the Children’s Hospital endoscopy unit. Clinical disease activity will be assessed using a standardized clinical disease activityiIndex. Gross endoscopic and histologic findings will be graded. Previously obtained laboratory studies will also be recorded. Urinary Isoprostane levels will be determined using a commercially available assay. Isoprostane levels will be compared across conditions (IBD vs. non-inflammatory, Crohn’s disease vs. ulcerative colitis) and tested for statistical significance. Similarly, disease severity and urinary isoprostane levels will be assessed. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of elevated urinary isoprostane levels at discriminating pediatric patients with inflammatory and non-inflammatory gastrointestinal disease will be calculated.

Condition Phase
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn's Disease
Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Phase I Evaluation of Urinary Isoprostane Levels in Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory and Non-Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disease

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Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: September 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients scheduled for endoscopic evaluation (upper endoscopy, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy)
  2. Patients currently completing lactose hydrogen breath tests (LHBT)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with a previous history of HIV and/or chronic Hepatitis (or active acute hepatitis B or C). Patients will be asked about potential blood borne pathogens at the time of enrollment. No additional blood work or serologic testing outside that obtained for routine care will be required for participation in this study.
  2. Patients with a documented history of infectious diarrhea (within the past six months): Patients will be asked about previous testing for infectious diarrhea at the time of enrollment. When indicated, subjects will be asked to have primary care providers forward the results of previous testing.
  3. Patients with active Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)/Asthma.
  4. Patients with heart disease
  5. Smokers
  6. Patients with Connective tissue diseases (Scleroderma, Lupus, etc)
  7. Patients with Renal Disease
  8. Subjects must have had recent biochemical studies completed (including CBC, albumin, and ESR) within one month of receipt of sample.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00215020

Contact: Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc 617-355-6058 paul.rufo@childrens.harvard.edu
Contact: Michael Manfredi, MD 617-355-6058 michael.manfredi@childrens.harvard.edu

United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc    617-355-6058    paul.rufo@childrens.harvard.edu   
Contact: Michael Manfredi, MD    617-355-6058    michael.manfredi@childrens.harvard.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital Boston
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
Principal Investigator: Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc Children's Hospital Boston
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00215020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-04-060
Study First Received: September 15, 2005
Last Updated: September 15, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colitis, Ulcerative
Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 27, 2015