Advanced Non-Invasive Diagnostics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Non-invasive endoscopic procedures (pillcam colon capsule endoscopy, PCCE) and non-ionizing radiological modalities (MR enterocolonography, MREC and ultrasound, US) - offer a sufficiently high diagnostic validity in patients with suspected CD compared to the traditional invasive approach using ileocolonoscopy with biopsies as first line diagnostic modality
Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms
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|Eligible Ages||15 Years and Over|
Inclusion Criteria:General criterion All of the following:
- - Clinical suspicion of CD - Age > 15 years - Negative serologic markers for celiac disease, negative stool culture (or polymerase chain reaction) for pathogenic bacteria and a negative microscopy for intestinal parasites - Fecal calprotectin > 50 mg/kg - Signed informed consent Clinical criterion Diarrhea and/or abdominal pain for more than 1 month (or repeated episodes of diarrhea and/or abdominal pain) associated with one or more of the following findings: (1) C-reactive protein (CRP) >5 mg/L, (2) thrombocytosis (> 400 x 109/L), anemia (hemoglobin < 7.0 mmol/L for women and < 8.0 mmol /L for men or a decrease > 0.5 mmol/L compared to the usual level), (3) prolonged fever (> 37.5 C for more than 2 weeks), (5) weight loss (≥ 3 kg or ≥ 5% compared to the normal body weight), (6) perianal abscess/fistula, or (7) a family history of inflammatory bowel disease.
Exclusion Criteria:- Acute bowel obstruction - Intake of NSAIDs or acetylsalicylic acid ≤ 4 weeks before inclusion except prophylactic treatment with low dose Aspirin (≤ 150 mg per day) - Pregnancy or lactation - Alcohol or drug abuse - Known gastrointestinal disorder other than inflammatory bowel disease - Renal failure defined by a plasma-creatinine above the normal reference range - Claustrophobia, cardiac pacemaker or implanted magnetic foreign bodies that precludes MREC - Interpreter required or inability to understand the oral and written information - Colonoscopy contraindicated, performed within 3 months or unwillingness to go through colonoscopy
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This is a prospective, blinded, multicenter study of the diagnostic validity, inter-observer agreement, image quality and subjective experience of discomfort with PCCE, MREC and US in patients with suspected CD. Ileocolonoscopy serves as the diagnostic gold standard. Patients are recruited from 3 centers in the Region of Southern Denmark managing adult patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Each patient goes through a standardized work-up including medical history, physical examination, C-reactive protein, fecal calprotectin, ileocolonoscopy, PCCE, MREC and US. All examinations are reviewed and described in a standardized fashion. The radiologists and physicians describing PCCE, MREC, and US are blinded to the findings at ileocolonoscopy and the other imaging modalities.
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Odense university Hospital
Odense, , DK-5000
Jens Kjeldsen, MD, PhD
Vejle, , DK-7100
Michael D Jensen, MD, PhD