Ulcerative Colitis - Vedolizumab- With/Without Prior Exposure to Anti-TNF（Tumor Necrosis Factor）Therapy
A case-control study to evaluate the immunoinflammatory effect of prior exposure to anti-TNF therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis starting vedolizumab therapy
Understanding Abdominal Pain in IBD and IBS
Abdominal pain is a central symptom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBD is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. IBS does not have clear biomarkers and is diagnosed based on symptom reports. The aim of this study is to explore biopsychosocial factors which may perpetuate and/or increase the severity of pain in these conditions. The main focus will be on the role of top-down brain processes in the experience of abdominal pain.
Use of a Novel Diet (UC DIET) for Treatment of Mild to Moderate Active Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis
The goal of the study is to evaluate strategies that target the microbiota for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis , This study will involve a novel diet that the investigators developed , based on the hypothesis that UC involves dysbiosis , underutilzation of certain metabolic pathways and use of pathways that increase risk of inflammation . The investigators have postulated that manipulation of colonic bacterial metabolism with this diet will induce remission in UC without involving additional immune suppression.
Validation and Interobserver Reliability of a Simple Ultrasound Score for Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is characterized by an alternating course between remission and relapse, which necessitates subsequent adjustments in medical therapy. Thus, it is important to have suitable tools to assess disease activity, and currently the reference standard is using ileocolonoscopy. However, ileocolonoscopy causes major patient discomfort and due to logistic reasons, it cannot be performed on a regular basis. High frequency ultrasound (US) is a potentially useful tool to evaluate changes in disease activity in affected bowel segments. Although there are some...
Value of Pharmacokinetic Assays in the Prediction of Induction and Maintenance Therapeutic Response in Crohn's Disease
Vedolizumab (VDZ) is a monoclonal antibody which has shown its efficacy in Crohn's disease by inducing and maintaining clinical response/remission. The French marketing authorization was obtained for Crohn's disease in patients in failure with anti-TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) agents. For Crohn's disease patients treated with vedolizumab, a strong association between vedolizumab serum levels and clinical response to induction and maintenance was demonstrated by anterior studies. It could be of paramount interest to early identify Crohn's Disease patients under vedolizumab who will be responders to vedolizumab induction and to...
Value of Pharmacokinetic Assays in the Prediction of Therapeutic Response in Ulcerative Colitis
Vedolizumab (VDZ) is a monoclonal antibody that binds to the heterodimer α4β7 integrin and which has shown its efficacy in Ulcerative Colitis (UC) by inducing and maintaining clinical response/remission. The French marketing authorization was obtained for Ulcerative Colitis in patients in failure with anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor (anti-TNF) agents. In the pivotal study, correlation between drug levels and clinical response during induction and maintenance therapy were reported. Moreover, in 3.7% of cases, anti-vedolizumab antibodies were reported during the time-course and 1% had samples that were persistently positive. Up to now, data on the...
Vedolizumab Post Op Study
This is a pilot study that will determine the endoscopic recurrence of Crohn's disease 12 months after curative, resective ileal or ileocolonic surgery in patients receiving post-operative vedolizumab (Entyvio) or placebo. The investigators hypothesize that the administration of post-operative vedolizumab will decrease the endoscopic recurrence of Crohn's disease.
Vegetarian Diet in Ulcerative Colitis
To determine whether a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet is effective in improving gastrointestinal symptoms, quality-of-life, intestinal inflammation and gut microbiota composition in mild-to-moderate UC compared to a standard omnivorous diet.