The Effect of Oral Polymeric Diet Enriched With TGF-beta 2 (Modulen) on Clinical Response and Mucosal Healing in Adult Patients With Newly Diagnosed Crohn's Disease
The aim of this study is to evaluate prospectively a possible effect of an oral polymeric diet enriched with TGF-beta 2 (Modulen) as compared to Budesonide (one of the commonly accepted treatments for Crohn's disease) on clinical response, mucosal healing and intestinal microbiota in adult patients with newly diagnosed Crohn's disease using a capsule endoscopy.
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 Effect of Vitamin D in Crohn's Disease
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 12-week goal-directed therapy in the treatment of refractory inflammatory patients, and to initially explore treatment options. Patients with potential risk factors for recurrence after surgery for Crohn's disease and a serum 25(OH)D concentration <75 nmol/L were prescribed oral liquid vitamin D supplementation over 12 weeks using a specific protocol with dose adjusted 4-weekly to aim for a target level of 100-125 nmol/L.
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 Time Restricted Feeding in Crohn's Disease
Time-restricted feeding (TRF) is a dietary regimen involving the consumption of food and liquids within a defined time window with or without additional restriction on dietary composition. TRF has been associated with improvements in inflammation, host metabolism, autophagy, gut microbial composition, and gut permeability. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease of unknown etiology that likely results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. This proposed study will test the hypothesis that a time-restricted feeding regimen will improve clinical outcomes and favorably influence the gut microbiome in patients with...
The Influence of a Fasting Mimicking Diet on Ulcerative Colitis
The purpose of this study is to see how a diet that mimics fasting effects inflammation in patients with mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis (UC). The diet may allow users to receive the benefits of fasting while also being able to enjoy food (the ingredients of which are GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Research on dietary interventions and UC are very limited. Fasting mimicking diets (FMD) have been studied with support of the National Institute of Health and published in leading journals. This research investigates whether markers of inflammation decrease and/or quality of life increases...
The Intensive Post Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Study
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory condition with phases where the disease is active and other, where there are no symptoms. Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN), a liquid only diet without allowance of any extra food, is the main treatment for children with active CD. However, when children stop the liquid diet and return to their normal diet, most of them will experience an increase in their gut inflammation, mostly without symptoms initially. The aim of this study is to investigate this phenomenon by exploring if diet and gut bacteria play a role. Furthermore, the investigators aim to test whether a new, ordinary food-based ...
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.