A Study Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Adults With Complex Perianal Fistulas Associated With Crohn's Disease

Study Purpose

Natural Language Processing and machine learning are examples of artificial intelligence tools. This study will check if these tools correctly identify people with Crohn's disease with complex perianal fistulas from their medical records.

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:

1. CD participant diagnosed or not with CPF between January 1st 2018 and December 31st 2019.

Exclusion Criteria:

Not applicable.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Principal Investigator

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Study Director
Principal Investigator Affiliation Takeda
Agency Class

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

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Spain

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

Crohn Disease, Rectal Fistula
Study Website: View Trial Website
Additional Details

This is a non-interventional, retrospective study of participants with CD and CPF in a clinical practice setting. The study will enroll approximately 100 participants. The study will have a retrospective data collection to select and analyze information from EMRs processed by an AI based analytics framework that uses machine learning and NLP methodologies. The study will be structured in two sequential phases: Phase 1 (validation process) and Phase 2 (data collection and NLP). All participants will be enrolled in one observational group. • Participants with CD. This multi-center trial will be conducted in Spain. The overall duration of the study is approximately 21 months.

Arms & Interventions


: Participants With CD

Participants with CD diagnosed with or without CPF will be identified from EMRs through medical language application program interface (API) software. The AI will apply NLP and machine learning to identify and analyse text information in EMRs and thereby, extract medical information. The study will consist of two sequential phases: Phase 1 (validation process) and Phase 2 (data collection and NLP).


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International Sites

Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain


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Hospital del Mar

Barcelona, Cataluna, 08003

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Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, Comunidad De Madrid, Spain


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Hospital Universitario de La Princesa

Madrid, Comunidad De Madrid, 28006

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Madrid, Comunidad De Madrid, Spain




Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon

Madrid, Comunidad De Madrid, 28922

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Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Palma, Islas Baleares, Spain




Hospital Universitario Son Espases

Palma, Islas Baleares, 07010

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