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The purpose of this study is to determine if Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) is an effective treatment for patients with Ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease which often results in significant morbidity as well as impairment in quality of life. Cimzia (certolizumab pegol), an inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, is an effective treatment for Crohn's disease, a similar inflammatory bowel disease. The aims of this study are to determine if Cimzia is effective for both the induction and maintenance of response/remission for the patients with moderate to severe Ulcerative colitis.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of Pennsylvania
Not yet recruiting
University of Washington
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:05-0400
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Inflammation of the COLON that is predominantly confined to the MUCOSA. Its major symptoms include DIARRHEA, rectal BLEEDING, the passage of MUCUS, and ABDOMINAL PAIN.
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