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Microbial Manipulation

Combination Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis

Phase 4
Research Sponsored by McMaster University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Patients aged 18 or over
Patient previously has been exposed to one or more biologic or advanced therapies (anti-TNF, JAK inhibitor, anti-interleukin) and never previously exposed to vedolizumab or other anti-integrin therapy.
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up week 6
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new combination therapy for UC that may be more effective than existing treatments.

Who is the study for?
Adults with active Ulcerative Colitis (UC) who have tried other biologic therapies but not vedolizumab or anti-integrin therapy. They must be starting vedolizumab as standard care, have a Mayo score of 6+ with an endoscopic subscore over 2, and women must use approved contraception. Excluded are those in another trial, unable to consent, severe illness, recent antibiotics or changes in UC meds.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests combining Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) with the drug Vedolizumab for treating UC. The hypothesis is that tackling both immune trafficking and gut microbes together might work better than either approach alone.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects may include typical reactions to fecal transplants like bloating and diarrhea, plus Vedolizumab-related risks such as headache, joint pain, nausea or infections due to immune system effects.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.
I have tried some advanced therapies but not vedolizumab or anti-integrin treatments.
My ulcerative colitis is active with a Mayo score of 6 or more.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~week 6
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and week 6 for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Clinical remission
Secondary outcome measures
Adverse events
Clinical response
+3 more

Side effects data

From 2019 Phase 2 trial • 26 Patients • NCT03378921
fecal urgency
abdominal pain
Study treatment Arm
Donors Feces
Patients Own Feces

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: FMT and vedolizumabExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
People who are initiating vedolizumab per standard of care for ulcerative colitis will also be offered FMT weekly for 6 weeks.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
FDA approved

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Who is running the clinical trial?

McMaster UniversityLead Sponsor
891 Previous Clinical Trials
2,605,456 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Ulcerative Colitis
860 Patients Enrolled for Ulcerative Colitis

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is this clinical trial a pioneer endeavor in its field?

"To date, 23 clinical trials for Fecal microbiota transplantation are in progress across 312 cities and 42 countries. An inaugural experiment was initiated by Takeda back in 2015 with 260 participants to reach the final phase of drug approval; since then 40 such studies have been completed."

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How many participants are the maximum that can join this trial?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, the search for participants is currently ongoing and has been since May 1st 2021. The trial was recently updated on August 23rd 2022 and 10 people are sought from a single site."

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Is this examination currently recruiting participants?

"Clinicaltrials.gov indicates that this trial is actively seeking subjects, with the study first announced on May 1st 2021 and revised as recenty as August 23rd 2022."

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Has the FDA authorized Fecal microbiota transplantation for medical use?

"Fecal microbiota transplantation is approved for medical use and has been sufficiently studied, so it was assigned a safety rating of 3."

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~1 spots leftby Nov 2024