Gluten-free Diet in Patients With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) (PSt-GFD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04006886|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 5, 2019
Last Update Posted : July 5, 2019
Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other cereals as barley and rye. It triggers an inflammatory reaction in the small-bowel of genetically predisposed persons. Alpha-amylase/trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) of wheat seem to be the responsible trigger of this intestinal Inflammation.
Intestinal inflammation is connected to other extra-intestinal autoimmune inflammations like PSC (as f.ex. the association of PSC with inflammatory bowel disease proves).
Hypothesis: Avoidance of ATIs through a gluten-free diet will reduce intestinal inflammation and thus also the the inflammatory activity in the liver.
Proof of hypothesis:
- Pilot study with n=20 patients with PSC
- Explorative, open-label, mono-centric study
- Inclusion criteria: age 18-65, diagnosed PSC-associated colitis without relevant clinical activity after last coloscopy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Reduction of Intestinal Inflammatory Activity||Dietary Supplement: Gluten-free diet||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||17 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Gluten-free Diet in Patients With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) - a Pilot-Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 11, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 9, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 1, 2019|
- Dietary Supplement: Gluten-free diet
After run-in phase with normal diet under Observation, patients will be on a gluten-free diet for two months.
- Reduction of intestinal inflammatory activity [ Time Frame: 2 months ]Expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in gut mucosa (Sigma)
- Inflammatory activity of the liver [ Time Frame: 2 months ]alkaline phosphatase (AP)
- Reduction of inflammatory cells/markers in the blood [ Time Frame: 2 months ]stored blood samples, Pax-Gene
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: 2 months ]questionnaire
- Change of symptoms with change of diet. [ Time Frame: 2 months ]questionnaire
- Changes in patients microbiota [ Time Frame: 2 months (5 months with follow-up) ]stool samples
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04006886
|University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf|
|Hamburg, Germany, 22081|