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Esophageal String Test in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
The overall goal of this study is to develop a novel minimally invasive device, the Esophageal String Test (EST) to monitor esophageal inflammation during treatment of the rare disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in a safe and efficacious manner. This study is broken down into 2 specific aims: Specific Aim 1: Identify the EoE Biomarker Panel (EBP) that will improve the sensitivity and specificity of the EST for documenting esophageal inflammation in a 1-hour time point. Specific Aim 2: Validate the ability of the EST EBP to monitor therapeutic efficacy in a 1-hour sampling time. Funding Source - FDA OOPD
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|Eligible Ages||7 Years - 65 Years|
- - Patients undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) at Children's Hospital Colorado, or - Patients from a participating site in whom an inflammatory GI disease is suspected.
- - Patients with symptoms of: 1.
- - Patients with chronic eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in whom symptoms suggest ongoing inflammation.
- - Patients suffering from bleeding diathesis, or any other comorbid condition which their doctor feels may put them at additional risk.
- - Patients with a family history of connective tissue disease.
- - Patients undergoing a therapeutic endoscopy (such as dilatation, sclerotherapy, variceal banding).
- - Patients with a history of: 1.
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|University of Colorado, Denver|
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|Glenn T Furuta, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Children's Hospital Colorado|
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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an increasingly recognized rare disease of children and adults characterized by symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dysphagia and food impaction that occur in conjunction with esophageal eosinophilia. To date, the only method to make EoE diagnoses and follow treatment responses in EoE is invasive endoscopy with biopsy. While endoscopy is generally safe, an accurate, less invasive, inexpensive, comprehensive and durable test is urgently needed to determine therapeutic efficacy. To address this need, the investigators will use a novel application of an existing technology, the Enterotest™ (a string-based test used to detect intestinal Giardiasis), to measure esophageal inflammation (herein termed the Esophageal String Test
- - EST).
- (1) levels of eosinophil-derived granule proteins (MBP1, EDN, ECP, EPX, CLC/Gal-10) in esophageal mucosal biopsies correlate with levels quantitated in EST-captured samples, i.e., levels in luminal secretions captured by the EST correlate with mucosal inflammation, and (2) these luminal biomarkers of eosinophilic inflammation significantly correlate with EoE disease activity.
- (1) Identify an EoE Biomarker Panel (EBP) that will improve the sensitivity and specificity of the EST for monitoring disease activity and (2) Validate the ability of the EST EBP to monitor therapeutic efficacy in 1-hour sampling time.
- (1) Identification of an EBP will permit monitoring of esophageal inflammation in EoE; (2) the EBP will be relevant to following disease progression, treatment responses, management and pathogenesis of EoE, (3) validation of the EST EBP will enable development of rapid and inexpensive assays to follow treatment responses, thus reducing the number of follow-up endoscopies with biopsy that are currently performed, and (4) provide a device to monitor EoE disease activity where endoscopy with biopsy may not be available or affordable.
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