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Vitamin D Treatment for Crohn´s Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00132184
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2007 by University of Aarhus.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2007
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University of Aarhus

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine whether vitamin D treatment is effective in Crohn's disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Crohns Disease Drug: Vitamin D Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Crohns Disease is an inflammatory disease of primarily the small intestine and colon.

In recent years scientists have hypothesized that low blood vitamin-D levels play a role in the development of autoimmune diseases, including Crohns disease. The purpose of this study is to examine whether vitamin-D is effective in keeping remission in inactive Crohns Disease (double blind placebo controlled trial). The patients who have active disease in the placebo group (reach primary endpoint), will in an open setting receive a higher single dose vitamin-D and the effect will be measured within 4 weeks.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 110 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Remission Keeping and Remission Inducing Effect by Vitamin-D in Crohns Disease, and in Vitro Vitamin-D Mediated T-Cell Immunomodulation
Study Start Date : September 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2008

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Drug Information available for: Vitamin D

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Relapse rate within 1 year treatment; CDAI>220

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Inactive Crohn's disease for at least 4 weeks
  • Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI) < 150
  • C-reactive protein within normal range
  • Serum albumin within normal range

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypercalcemia
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00132184

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Aarhus University Hospital, Department V
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Hospital of Horsens
Horsens, Denmark, 8700
Hospital of Randers
Randers, Denmark, 8900
Hospital of Silkeborg
Silkeborg, Denmark, 8600
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
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Principal Investigator: Jens F. Dahlerup, MD, DrMedSc Aarhus University Hospital
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00132184    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-001216-50
First Posted: August 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007
Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Vitamin D
Crohns Disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents