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Dose Finding Study for Retarded Phosphatidylcholine in Pancolitis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 29, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 12, 2007
Prof. Wolfgang Stremmel
Dietmar Hopp Stiftung
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Heidelberg University

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to find the optimal dose of retarded release Phosphatidylcholine in the most severe form of ulcerative colitis.

The hypothesis is that ulcerative colitis (UC) is caused by a barrier dysfunction of the colonic mucus layer. The background of the study is the finding, that the phosphatidylcholine (PC) content of the colonic mucus is strongly reduced in UC compared to healthy controls and patients with Crohn´s disease. The content was meuasured in non-inflamed areas of the colon in UC. Thus, we evaluate whether a substitution of colonic PC is an effective method.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ulcerative Colitis Drug: retarded release phosphatidylcholine Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Design: prospective, randomized, double-blind, dose-finding study with retarded phosphatidylcholine.

Population: 10 patients per dose group (6 doses) - 60 patients Remark: this includes to historic groups from another study Inclusion criteria: Ulcerative Pancolitis with chronic active course and a clinical index (Rachmilewitz) over 7 and more, endoscopic index of at least 7 or more. No systemic steroids or immunosuppressants since 4 weeks.

Exclusion criteria: Pregnancy & fulminant course

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospektive, Randomisierte Doppelblinde Studie Zur Dosisfindung Von Intestinal Redardiert Freigesetztem Phosphatidylcholin Bei Chronisch Aktiver Pancolitis Ulcerosa
Study Start Date : April 2003
Study Completion Date : March 2006

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Drug Information available for: Lecithin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Absolute change in clinical activity index (Rachmilewitz).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Secondary end points include >50% changes in clinical and endoscopic activity index (EAI).
  2. Histology and life quality are reported descriptively.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 90 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic active ulcerative pancolitis
  • course more than 4 months
  • clinical index rachmilewitz 7 or more
  • endoskopic index 7 or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • steroids in the last 4 weeks
  • immunosuppressants in the last 4 weeks
  • use of topical klymsa
  • pregnancy
  • fulminant course
  • infectious colitis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00259558

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Medical Hospital Unversity Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heidelberg University
Prof. Wolfgang Stremmel
Dietmar Hopp Stiftung
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Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Stremmel, Professor University Heidelberg
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00259558    
Other Study ID Numbers: PC3
EC - L069/2003
BFARM - 402 2919
First Posted: November 29, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 12, 2007
Last Verified: February 2007
Keywords provided by Heidelberg University:
Ulcerative Colitis
Dose Finding
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colitis, Ulcerative
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases