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Endomicroscopy and Crohn´s Disease

2014-07-23 21:09:33 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Purpose:

The main objective of this study is to determine endomicroscopic features of Crohn´s disease.

Background:

Crohn´s disease is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from anus to mouth, causing a wide variety of symptoms. Diagnosis is based on several histologic features including transmural pattern of inflammation, crypt abscesses and granulomas. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is rapidly emerging as a valuable tool for gastrointestinal endoscopic imaging, enabling the endoscopist to obtain an "optical biopsy" of the gastrointestinal mucosa during the endoscopic procedure.

Scope:

In patients with Crohn´s disease.

Description

Methods:

Patients underwent colonoscopy for the evaluation of Crohn´s disease. During the endoscopic procedure CLE will be performed.

Procedure:

The patient underwent colonoscopy. During the procedure the patient will receive intravenous fluorescein or topical mucosal staining with acriflavin or cresyl violet, followed by in-vivo CLE of the tissue. Confocal images are digitally saved and analyzed afterwards.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Crohn´s Disease

Location

Department of Medicine I, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Erlangen
Germany
91054

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:33-0400

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