Autologous Ex Vivo Expanded Regulatory T Cells in Ulcerative Colitis
Together with Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC) is one of the major forms of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).Currently, no curative therapy is available, since the pathophysiology of this disease is incompletely understood (1-3) and clinical practice demonstrates that current therapies induce remission in subgroups of patients only. Scientific evidence suggests that colitogenic immune responses can be controlled by increasing the number of circulating regulatory T cells (Treg) (4). The production of large numbers of autologous Treg is possible by isolation of CD25+ cells from the whole blood of a patient and subsequent...
Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Crohn's Disease
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of administering high-dose chemotherapy followed by infusion of autologous CD34-selected peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) in pediatric and adult patients with severe Crohn's disease.
Based on the Special Disease Management of Crohn's Disease Diet Studies
This project plans to develop a new diet therapy suitable for China -- CD-C-food, which is more in line with the common diet of Chinese patients' eating habits and economic conditions, and its expected therapeutic effect and influence on intestinal microorganism are similar to that of EEN. In order to explore the influence of intestinal microorganisms and their metabolites on the clinical remission effect and inflammatory response of patients with CD-C-Food, and to reveal the possible internal mechanism， a randomized control of adult subjects with a healthy CD-Chinese-food diet, treatment group of CD patients and animal model will be...
Biologics and Partial Enteral Nutrition Study
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic, incurable condition associated with inflammation in the gut lining. It causes diarrhoea, severe abdominal pain, poor nutrition and adversely affects the quality of life of sufferers. Two of the best treatments currently used in people with CD are drug injections and/or infusions (biologics), and a liquid-only diet using specialised milkshakes. However, treatment with biologics is only successful in approximately 40% of the patients, and although treatment with the liquid-only diet has a better safety and effectiveness profile, it is difficult for patients to stick to this as their sole source of ...
Biomarker-based Multidisciplinary Team (Bio-MDT) Approach to Personalized Microbial-targeted Treatment of Pouchitis and Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) currently affecting over 5 million patients globally, mostly young adults. These conditions are often debilitating, disabling and may markedly affect patient's quality of life. Despite important advances in research, the pathogenesis of IBD remains obscure, the incidence-rising, the condition - incurable, and drugs have a modest effect. The common denominator may be environmental factors, specifically diet and the microbiome, which remain a fundamental unmet need in IBD care as high quality randomized trials and mechanistic research are...
Biomarkers of Intestinal Fibrosis in Small Bowel Crohn's Disease
This research study will evaluate if specific blood, stool and MRI tests can tell the difference between bowel wall inflammation without scarring and bowel wall inflammation with scarring that can cause bowel blockages requiring surgery.
Biomarkers to Predict and Monitor Response to Infliximab
The aim of the study is to generate novel minimally-invasive serum protein signatures and biomarkers in children and adolescents with Crohn's Disease (CD) that correlate with and can predict and monitor patients who will have a prolonged response to Infliximab so that personalized medicine can be applied to patients with CD.
Boosting Biologics in UC
This study evaluates the safety of the probiotic compound IDOFORM TRAVEL® in patients with ulcerative colitis undergoing anti-TNF treatment with insufficient clinical response. Furthermore, the study aims to explore the composition of the bacteria of the gut as well as the immunological activity in patients with ulcerative colitis undergoing anti-TNF treatment, aiming to identify differences between groups of patients responding and not responding adequately to treatment. The project will explore whether probiotics have beneficial effects as adjuvant therapy in ulcerative colitis patients with insufficient response to anti-TNF...
Calcium Supplements Strategy for Kidney Stones Prevention in Crohn's Patients
Hospitalization for kidney stones in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) population is common, particularly among Crohn's patients who had a small bowel resection. This patient population experiences a lifetime occurrence of kidney stone formation as high as 25% accompanied with a high rate of recurrence (the typical rate of stone formation is ~10% in the non IBD population). Giving oral calcium is used to bind oxalate in the intestine in an attempt to reduce the amount of oxalate that is absorbed into the body and to reduce urinary oxalate levels. However, there are no defined guidelines for the optimum dosing of calcium. This...
CBT-I for Sleep, Pain, and Inflammation in Crohn's Disease
People with Crohn's disease often suffer from sleep problems. Long term, sleep problems may lead to more flares of Crohn's disease or other complications. In general, people with Crohn's disease also report that sleep problems can worsen symptoms of Crohn's disease the next day. In people with other medical problems, research has also shown that having sleep problems can make other things worse, such as pain and inflammation. In this study, the researchers want to understand the treatment of sleep problems in people with Crohn's disease, and what else might improve if sleep gets better. This study will use Cognitive Behavioral...
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