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Post-operative Crohn's Endoscopic Recurrence Study (POCER)

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: NCT00989560
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Kamm, University of Melbourne

Brief Summary:
This randomised, controlled study aims to evaluate the impact of endoscopic assessment, and adjustment of therapy, after surgery in patients with Crohn's disease. The primary endpoint is the severity of endoscopic recurrence. In addition, tissue will be collected for microbiological and immunological analysis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Crohn's Disease Procedure: endoscopy Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 175 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Post-Operative Crohn's Disease Endoscopic Recurrence "POCER" Study: Endoscopic Guided Therapeutic Intervention & Determination of Cause
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Active arm Procedure: endoscopy
patients receive best treatment and care with an additional endoscopy

No Intervention: Standard care arm

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Endoscopic recurrence of disease [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical diagnosis of Crohn's and proven history of disease
  • patient undergone surgical resection with creation of a primary anastomosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • endoscopically inaccessible anastomosis by standard colonoscopy
  • presence of an end stoma
  • pregnancy
  • suspected perforation of the gastrointestinal tract
  • presence of certain unsuitable comorbidities

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00989560

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Australia, Victoria
St Vincent's Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3065
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Melbourne
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Principal Investigator: Michael A Kamm, MBBS MD FRCP FRACP St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne; University of Melbourne
Principal Investigator: Peter De Cruz, MBBS, FRACP St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne; University of Melbourne

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Responsible Party: Michael Kamm, Professorial Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne Identifier: NCT00989560     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HREC-A 077/09
First Posted: October 5, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes