Tofacitinib Registry of Patients With Ulcerative Colitis in Germany
This registry on Tofacitinib and biologics (anti-integrin/anti-TNF) in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in Germany will extend the prospective documentation of safety issues and efficacy in induction and maintenance therapy of Tofacitinib (Xeljanz®) in addition to other biologics used in Germany with a particular interest in predictors of long-term responses and favorable disease outcome or to predict severe side effects caused by therapy with Januskinase(JAK)- inhibitors/biologics.
Tolerability and Efficacy of Sodium Picosulfate/Magnesium Citrate Versus PEG/Ascorbic Acid in Ulcerative Colitis Patients
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition that results in the inflammation of the colon and rectum. Patients suspected to have ulcerative colitis are diagnosed via colonoscopy. Moreover, colonoscopy is considered to be the preferred procedure for assessing the activity and extent of the disease, as well as monitoring treatment response and development of lesions. Therefore, optimal performance and visualization of mucosal lesions via adequate bowel preparation is essential in such patients. In addition, the nature of the disease and the need for multiple colonoscopies throughout a patient's lifetime makes compliance to repeated procedures...
Transfer of FRozen Encapsulated Multidonor Stool Filtrate for Active Ulcerative COlitis
FRESCO is a randomized, longitudinal, prospective, three arm, multicentre, double blind study to determine safety and efficacy of repeated faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) or faecal microbiota filtrate transplantation (FMFT) compared to placebo using oral, frozen capsules in 174 randomized patients with mild to moderate active Ulcerative Colitis.
Treatment of Perianal Disease Using Adipose-derived Stem Cells
This study will compare healing and surgical outcomes in patients with chronic perianal disease treated with Adipose-derived Stem Cells (ASCs) to outcomes in patients treated in traditional surgical techniques without ASCs. The study will perform retrospective medical record analysis to clinically characterize patients that have undergone these surgical procedures and compare follow-up data and disease status to determine efficacy of treatment with ASCs compared to similar treatments without the use of ASCs. This will help determine overall efficacy of the treatment as well as determine patient characteristics that may predict treatment...
Treg Immunotherapy in Crohn's Disease
Crohn's Disease (CD) is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut. Crohn's can affect any part of the gut, though the most common area affected is the end of the ileum (the last part of the small intestine), or the colon. Crohn's is a chronic condition. This means that it is ongoing and life-long, although patients may have periods of good health (remission), as well as times when symptoms are more active (relapses or flare-ups). Current available therapies frequently fail to maintain long-term remission and may be complicated by significant side effects. There is an unmet medical need for novel therapies....
Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of Systemic Mesenchymal Stromal Cell (MSC) Injections for the Treatment of Severe and Chronic Radiotherapy-induced Abdomino-pelvic Complications (Pelvic Radiation Disease, PRD) Refractory to Standard Therapy
Patients receiving radiation therapy are still at risk for side effects due to off-target radiation damage of normal tissues The number of cancer patients is expected to increase from 14.1 million around the world in 2012 to 19.3 million in 2025. Up to ten percent will develop late severe gastrointestinal complications (i.e. Pelvic Radiation Disease - PRD). Symptoms are proctopathy (5-20%) and radiation-induced cystitis (3,5%) that affect quality of life. The treatment of PRD is limited to managing the symptoms; new alternatives should be proposed. Clinical trials using MSCs to treat hemorrhagic cystitis, proctopathy have demonstrated the ...
Trial of Antimicrobials Versus Placebo in Addition to Fecal Transplant Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis
The investigators will test the hypothesis that giving antibiotics prior to fecal transplant therapy for active UC increases the proportion of patients in remission at the end of treatment. The investigators will randomize patients aged 18 or over with active UC to antibiotics (metronidazole 500mg, doxycycline 100mg, Terbinafine 250 mg, all twice daily for two weeks); or identical placebo. At the end of two weeks the investigators will give all patients fecal transplant therapy twice per week for eight weeks from the donor whose stool showed most efficacy in the trial (donor B). Patients will complete a validated UC questionnaire, have a...
Trial of Specific Carbohydrate and Mediterranean Diets to Induce Remission of Crohn's Disease
This protocol is designed to compare the effectiveness of two dietary interventions for patients with Crohn's disease (CD): the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and a Mediterranean style diet (MSD) that has been demonstrated to have numerous other health benefits. The two diets will be compared in terms of their ability to resolve both the symptoms and bowel inflammation that characterize this debilitating disease.
Triple Combination Therapy in High Risk Crohn's Disease (CD)
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of triple combination therapy with an anti-integrin (vedolizumab intravenous [IV]), a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist (adalimumab subcutaneously [SC]), and an immunomodulator (oral methotrexate) on endoscopic remission in participants with newly-diagnosed CD stratified at higher risk for complications.
Two Therapeutic Strategies for the Maintenance of Remission in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis patients treated with Infliximab (IFX) in deep remission after at least 12 months of treatment will be randomized to continue IFX or to stop IFX and start Azathioprine (AZA). Each patient will be followed for 12 months.