A Pilot Study in Endoscopic Therapy on Quality of Life and Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis

Study Purpose

This study is a prospective study designed to assess the effect of pancreatic endotherapy on quality of life, pain levels, pancreatic exocrine function, and endocrine function.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 90 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Chronic Pancreatitis (as defined by the American Pancreatic Association Guidelines) - Presence of Pain.
  • - Referred for pancreatic endotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Prior pancreatic endotherapy.
  • - Prior pancreatic surgery.
  • - Pregnant females.
  • - Subjects unable to consent.
- Imprisoned individuals

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Ohio State University
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Chronic Pancreatitis
Additional Details

Pancreatic endotherapy represents a potential treatment modality for patients with painful chronic pancreatitis. While pancreatic endotherapy is commonly performed, the effect of chronic pancreatitis on patient-centered outcomes remains poorly studied. Furthermore, the effect of endotherapy on pancreatic endocrine and exocrine are largely unknown. This study therefore aims to prospective observe patients with chronic pancreatitis after endotherapy is performed to better understand how it affects patient-centered outcomes such as pain and quality of life and pancreatic function. In doing so, the study also hopes to be able to predict which patients with chronic pancreatitis will benefit from pancreatic endotherapy.

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Columbus, Ohio




The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Columbus, Ohio, 43210

Site Contact

Samuel Han, MD, MS



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