The CURE - CD Trial
A prospective randomized three-arms controlled trial of Crohn's Disease (CD) patients in remission of <24 months duration. Patients will undergo screening by Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE) and patency capsule, and (if agreeing by separate consent) a baseline colonoscopy. Patients in whom patency of small bowel is proven will undergo video-capsule using the dedicated Inflammatory-Bowel Disease (IBD)-capsule (PillCam Crohn's). Patients with Lewis score>350 for worst small bowel segment will be classified as high-risk and will be randomized for continued standard treatment or proactive treatment. Proactive treatment will consist of...
The Effect of Therapeutic Fecal Transplant on the Gut Microbiome in Children With Ulcerative Colitis
Ninety Six patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis will be randomized to double blind, placebo controlled study. The safety and efficacy of the intervention will be closely monitored.
The Effects of Moxibustion on Ulcerative Colitis
To investigate the mechanism and effects of moxibustion on patients with ulcerative colitis.
The Effects of Parenteral ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid on Postoperative Complications of Patients With Crohn's Disease
This study is intended to investigate the safety and efficacy of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid-based parenteral nutrition (PN) for patients with Crohn's disease.
The ENIGMA Study: Eastern Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gut Microbiota
The incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases, (IBD) including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), is increasing in the developing world. Our recent Asia-Pacific population-based study in 8 Asian countries and Australia has demonstrated that Hong Kong and China have amongst the highest disease incidences in Asia while Australia has the equal highest incidence of these diseases in the world. The ENIGMA project comprises three main enteric microbiome domains of central importance to Crohn's disease. Two specific organisms which may play a critical role in disease pathogenesis, including the candidate protective bacterium, and...
The Impact of 6MP Metabolite Levels on Infliximab Pharmacokinetics and Anti-infliximab Antibodies in Crohn's Disease
In this research proposal, the investigators will focus on methods to optimize the therapeutic response to anti-TNF antibodies, by determining a correlation of 6-mp metabolite levels with IFX trough levels, anti-IFX antibody levels and clinical response. The study will also evaluate (in vitro) the possible impact of vitamin D on the interaction of IFX with dendritic cells in both healthy subjects and patients with Crohn's disease (proliferation, maturation, cytokine profile, apoptosis, gene expression).
The IUSS Crohn's Study: A Feasibility Study
The aim of this study is to evaluate if an intraoperative protocol for Ultrasound scan (USS) is feasible and safe in patients undergoing elective surgery for ileocolic CD. The results of this study could guide the development of a larger randomised trial.
The Promotion Plan of Moxibustion on Ulcerate Colitis
To evaluate the efficacy of Moxibustion in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis, thus the scientific foundation for rational use of Moxibustion in clinical usage, in order to find admission of the Acupuncture and Moxibustion and even medicine field, accomplish popularization and application.
Therapeutic Modulation of the Intestinal Creatine Kinase System in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
This study plans to learn more about the effects that creatine monohydrate has on disease activity in ulcerative colitis. Creatine is a substance that is naturally produced by the body and is found in foods, such as meat and fish. Creatine helps to provide energy to some body tissues, such as the colon. In the colon, this energy allows cells to form a tight barrier between molecules in digested food and bacteria and the body's infection-fighting cells within the colon underneath this barrier. If the barrier becomes "leaky" molecules may pass through and lead to inflammation. This "leakiness" may contribute to the colon inflammation seen in...
Therapeutic Optimization Study Based on MR Enterocolonography in Patients With Crohn's Disease
This randomized, controlled study aims to evaluate the impact of therapeutic intervention (step up) for the patients who are clinical remission with Magnetic Resonance Enterocolonography (MREC) active. In addition, to evaluate the impact of therapeutic step down for the patients who archived clinical and MREC remission. The primary endpoint is the rate of clinical remission at 104 weeks.