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Long-term Study in US Cystic Fibrosis Patients Receiving Digestive Enzyme Supplements to Assess Any Narrowing of the Large Intestine Causing Adverse Intestinal Symptoms (Fibrosing Colonopathy)

Status: Active - Enrolling.
PI: Marie Egan, MD
Contact: Catalina Guzman (203) 785-4971 catalina.guzman@yale.edu

Purpose

This is a long-term study in cystic fibrosis patients who are participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry to assess the occurrence and risk factors for a rare bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy (narrowing of the large intestine). Patients will be followed at their regular clinical care visits over a 10-year period and approached if they develop symptoms of fibrosing colonopathy for collection and use of further detailed information.

Inclusion Criteria

The inclusion criteria for enrollment in the Base Study Population

  • Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis,
  • Enrolled in the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry
  • Receiving medical care at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care center providing data to the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry

Exclusion Criteria

None