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A new endoscopic technique for the detection of possible malignant mucosal changes in patients with Crohn's disease.

- candidate number7944
- NTR NumberNTR2293
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR19-apr-2010
- Secondary IDs09/295 METC AMC
- Public TitleA new endoscopic technique for the detection of possible malignant mucosal changes in patients with Crohn's disease.
- Scientific TitleChromoendoscopy-guided confocal laser endomicroscopy in the surveillance of patients with Crohn’s disease.
- hypothesisWhat is the prevalence of dysplasia or carcinoma in patients with Crohn's disease that undergo surveillance endoscopy with chromoendoscopy-guided confocal laser endomicroscopy?
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedCrohn's disease, IBD, Dysplasia, Chromoendoscopy, Endomicroscopy
- Inclusion criteria1. Patients diagnosed with Crohn’s colitis that are in remission;
2. Patients who have Crohn’s disease in at least 50 cm of the colon, based on clinical symptoms, endoscopy and histopathological diagnosis;
3. Indication for surveillance colonoscopy (disease duration of more than 8 years or diagnosed with concomitant PSC);
4. Age >18 years.
- Exclusion criteria1. Contraindications (allergy, pregnancy or breastfeeding, severe cardiopulmonary disease or pre-existent renal disease) for the use of intravenous fluorescein;
2. Known non-correctable coagulopathy that precludes taking biopsies (international normalized ratio >2; or platelet count <90*109). Patients who take anticoagulants will have their international normalized ratio evaluated prior to the colonoscopy;
3. No informed consent.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedno
- groupFactorial
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeobservational
- planned startdate 1-jul-2010
- planned closingdate1-jul-2011
- Target number of participants101
- InterventionsEach part of the colon (cecum, ascending, transverse, descending, sigmoid colon and rectum) will be sprayed with 0.1% methylene blue solution on withdrawal of the endoscope. In case of detected lesions, intravenous fluorescein (10%) will be administered as contrast and these lesions and their adjacent ‘normal’ mucosa will be inspected by confocal laser endomicroscopy.
- Primary outcome1. Proportion of patients with neoplasia;
2. Mean number of neoplastic lesions per included patient.
- Secondary outcome1. Diagnostic accuracy (defined as sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy) of CCLE for the differentiation of neoplastic and non-neoplastic mucosa, using final histopathology as reference standard diagnosis;
2. The number of neoplastic lesions found in segments known with Crohn’s disease and in segments without Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is either macroscopically diagnosed or confirmed in histopathology;
3. Diagnostic accuracy of CCLE to differentiate between DALMs and ALMs, using the abovementioned definition as reference standard: DALMs are histologically proven neoplastic lesions with neoplasia in the adjacent ‘apparently normal’ mucosa, whereas ALMs appear endoscopically as sporadic adenoma and do not demonstrate neoplasia in the adjacent mucosa;
4. The yield of random biopsies, defined by the number of patients with neoplasia detected by random biopsies only (confirmed by histopathology) compared to the total number of patients with neoplasia;
5. The inter- and intraobserver variability assessing confocal images with and without matching endoscopic images.
- Timepoints1. Start inclusion: 01-07-2010;
2. End inclusion: 01-07-2011.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusplanned
- Sponsor/Initiator Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryBackground:
The increased cancer risk in longstanding ulcerative colitis (UC) is well established. In comparison, the risk of colorectal cancer in Crohn’s disease (CD) is not as well studied and remains subject of discussion. Risk estimates in CD differ considerably and it remains unclear whether dysplasia or cancer arises only in segments with known CD.
In addition, once suspicious lesions are detected endoscopically in inflammatory bowel disease, it is difficult to differentiate lesions from DALMs (requiring proctocolectomy), and from sporadic ALMs (requiring endoscopical resection).
Recent studies have suggested that chromoendoscopy-guided confocal laser endomicroscopy (CCLE) is a more efficient surveillance strategy than standard endoscopy in patients with ulcerative colitis, but this has to our knowledge never been reported in Crohn’s surveillance.

The aims of this study are to assess the prevalence of dysplasia and cancer in Crohn’s disease and to evaluate the accuracy of CCLE during colonoscopy surveillance in Crohn’s disease.

In 4 IBD-referral centres, patients with longstanding Crohn’s colitis in remission undergoing surveillance colonoscopy will be asked to participate in the study. All patients will undergo colonoscopy using chromoendoscopy (CE) for both detection and differentiation and confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) for differentiation of suspicious lesions.
After examination with CCLE, targeted biopsies will be taken of each detected lesion and of mucosa adjacent to each detected lesion. Lastly, 4 quadrant random biopsies each 10cm of the colon will be taken.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD19-apr-2010 - 16-mei-2010

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