Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Postoperative Crohn's Disease

Study Purpose

This pilot study aims to detect possible trends or signals suggesting efficacy of FMT on prevention of delay of POR, to determine the safety of FMT in post operative CD, and asses if a full randomised controlled trial is feasible in this setting. With microbiota analysis we aim to assess if changes in gut microbiota are related to disease course of CD after operation.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Over 18 years.
  • - Able to provide written consent.
  • - Stricturing and/or fistulizing Crohn's disease needing ileocecal or ileal resection.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Pregnancy.
  • - Active infection, abscess or fistula at the time of the first colonoscopy.
  • - Life expectancy <1 year.
  • - Unable to provide written consent.
- Use on antibiotics or probiotics at the time of first colonoscopy

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

Tampere University Hospital
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Finland

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Crohn Disease
Arms & Interventions


Active Comparator: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Placebo Comparator: Plasebo


Other: - Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

FMT via colonoscopy

Other: - Placebo

Water infusion via colonoscopy

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International Sites

Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland




Tampere University Hospital

Tampere, , 33521

Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland




Tampere University Hospital

Tampere, , 33521

Site Contact

Elina M Jokinen, PhD