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Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Ulcerative Colitis. There are a total of 282 clinical trials for Ulcerative Colitis in 50 countries with 34 trials currently in the United States. 74 are either active and/or recruiting patients or have not yet been completed. Click the title of each study to get the complete details on eligibility, location & other facts about the study.

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April 2015 -
This randomized, pilot phase I trial studies the side effects and safety of berberine chloride in treating patients with ulcerative colitis and who are in remission (a decrease in or disappearance of signs and symptoms of cancer) to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Patients with ulcerative colitis are at increased risk for colorectal cancer. Chemoprevention is the use of drugs, such as berberine chloride, to keep a disease/condition from forming or coming back. The use of berberine chloride may keep colorectal cancer from forming in patients with ulcerative colitis.
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study type: Interventional
April 2015 - February 2018
We would like to collaborate and further develop an ipad-based, interactive quiz game 'Emma'; to identify gaps in knowledge of inflammatory bowel disease in pediatric patients. These gaps can be used to improve patient education.
Sponsor: Mayo Clinic
Study type: Interventional
February 2015 - November 2017
This Phase III, double blind, placebo and active comparator controlled, multicenter study will investigate the efficacy and safety of etrolizumab in induction of remission in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who are naïve to TNF inhibitors and refractory to or intolerant of prior immunosuppressant and/or corticosteroid treatment.
Sponsor: Hoffmann-La Roche
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - December 2017
This Phase III, double blind, placebo and active comparator controlled, multicenter study will investigate the efficacy and safety of etrolizumab in induction of remission in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who are naïve to TNF inhibitors and refractory to or intolerant of prior immunosuppressant and/or corticosteroid treatment.
Sponsor: Hoffmann-La Roche
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - January 2017
For both induction of remission and in maintenance of remission, different doses and treatment durations are used in practice. The aim of this study is to assess how mesalazine is used in clinical practice, at which doses and for how long and how these differences impact the patient disease state and work productivity.
Sponsor: Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Study type: Observational
January 2015 - September 2017
Background: Curcumin in an active phytochemical substance, used as part of the human diet, that has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties which were demonstrated in multiple experimental models of colitis including a positive effect on maintenance of remission in adult ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. Objectives: To examine the effect of curcumin as complementary medication in induction and maintenance therapy in pediatric patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Design: A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Setting: Pediatric gastroenterology centers. Participants: Children 6 year to 18 years who are diagnosed with mild to moderate UC and are planned to receive either 5-ASA or corticosteroids induction treatment. Main outcome measures: Disease activity defined by the Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI) at 2 weeks and 6 months. Secondary outcome measures: Effect of curcumin treatment on serum inflammatory markers, calprotectin and fecal microbiota. Data analysis: Data will be collected and analyzed using SPSS (version 21.0, SPSS, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Fisher's exact test will be used to explore univariate associations between primary outcomes and categorical variables. Associations of continues variables with primary outcome measures will be examined using ANOVA with repeated measures. P-values <0.05 will be considered significant.
Sponsor: Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - December 2016
Ulcerative colitis represents a chronic condition occurring in relapsing and remitting fashion with uncertain outcome and requires lifelong treatment with considerable side effects. Diagnostic methods currently in use, clinical (endoscopy), imaging (CT, MR) or laboratory (C - reactive protein, calprotectin) give an insight into disease activity, but are possibly associated with significant discomfort for the patient and / or increased risk of irradiation and potential allergic reactions on contrast agents. For that reason there is a need for a noninvasive, biologically inert method for evaluation of disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Thermography possesses most of these characteristics. The aim of this study is to find potential link between pathological thermographic signs and endoscopic findings, serum C reactive protein (CRP) and calprotectin in the stool of patients with active and extensive ulcerative colitis.
Sponsor: University Hospital Dubrava
Study type: Observational
December 2014 - April 2016
- Approximately 60 patients suffering from moderate to severe ulcerative colitis will be evaluated for improvement of disease activity (efficacy) when taking GLPG1205 or matching placebo once daily for 12 weeks in addition to their stable background treatment. - During the course of the study, patients will also be examined for any side effects that may occur (safety and tolerability), and the amount of GLPG1205 present in the blood (Pharmacokinetics) as well as the effects of GLPG1205 on disease- and mechanism of action-related parameters (Pharmacodynamics) in blood, stool and colonic biopsies will be determined.
Sponsor: Galapagos NV
Study type: Interventional
December 2014 - February 2017
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety and tolerability of apremilast (30 mg twice daily [BID] and 40 mg BID), compared with placebo, in subjects with active Ulcerative Colitis (UC).
Sponsor: Celgene Corporation
Study type: Interventional
November 2014 - July 2015
RATIONALE: The underlying etiology in inflammatory bowel diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis is not yet fully understood. Studies suggest a relation between higher intestinal permeability and aberrant changes of the epithelium. Dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota might be the cause. Probiotics may restore the balance of the intestinal microbiota. In theory this could improve intestinal permeability and therefore reduce disease activity and maintain remission in patients with Ulcerative Colitis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a specifically designed multispecies probiotic mixture (ecologic 825®), as adjuvant therapy, can contribute to an improvement of intestinal permeability, microbiota composition, disease activity and inflammatory markers in ulcerative colitis. STUDY DESIGN: 12-wk placebo-controlled randomized double-blind intervention with 2 parallel arms. STUDY POPULATION: Adults diagnosed with left sided Ulcerative Colitis or Pancolitis in remission or mild stage of the disease. For inclusion of the patients the Patient Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (P-SCCAI) will be used. INTERVENTION: Patients will receive either two daily dosages of 3 g of Ecologic® 825 or two daily doses of 3 g of the placebo, containing only the carrier material (both produced by Winclove Probiotics). MAIN STUDY PARAMETERS/ENDPOINTS: Main study parameter is intestinal permeability measured by several techniques: the lactulose/mannitol absorption test (L/M test), LPS levels in blood serum and faecal zonulin. Secondary, inflammation will be measured from faecal calprotectin and blood c-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Furthermore samples will be stored to measure cytokine concentrations in serum and to analyse the microbial composition of the faecal samples using the HITchip. For the disease related quality of life the irritable bowel disease questionnaire (IBD-Q) and SF-36 will be used. All parameters will be measured at three time points; t=0, t=6 and t=12 weeks.
Sponsor: Wageningen University
Study type: Interventional
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