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The purpose of this registry is to monitor and evaluate the efficacy, as well as safety, of bariatric surgery performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center, including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding, in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity and associated co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
UMass Memorial Medical Center
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:38-0400
This is an open-label, phase I pilot trial designed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of refractory morbid obesity. Patients with dia...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of left gastric artery embolization(bariatric arterial embolization) for morbid obesity. When the target vessel is blo...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band (SAGB) is safe, and effective in achieving weight loss in patients with Morbid Obesity.
The purpose of this study on adolescents between 13 and 18 years of age with morbid obesity is to determine whether surgical treatment gives more health benefits than standard conservative...
Severe/morbid obesity is an international public health issue that importantly increases the risk of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Likewise, severe/morb...
Although the impact of coding errors, with respect to obesity, has been previously reported, it is unclear whether morbid obesity is prone to similar coding inaccuracies. Therefore, the purpose of thi...
Morbid obesity is considered to have a stronger association with complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although the impact of obesity coding errors has been previously reported, the exten...
To aim of this study was to evaluate characteristics of the retinal microvasculature, but particularly potential associations with classic and novel (endothelial function and low-grade inflammation)ma...
Adventitial vasa vasorum (VV) expansion to the avascular intima precedes an increase in carotid intima-media thickness. However, factors involved in the development of the atherosclerotic process and ...
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is markedly increased among the obese population being recognized as one of the many obesity-related comorbidities. This concept should raise awareness, making p...
The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.
A work that reports on the results of a clinical study in which participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions, but the investigator does not assign participants to specific interventions (as in an interventional study).
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
Surgical procedures aimed at producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.
A work that reports on the results of a research study to evaluate interventions or exposures on biomedical or health-related outcomes. The two main types of clinical studies are interventional studies (clinical trials) and observational studies. While most clinical studies concern humans, this publication type may be used for clinical veterinary articles meeting the requisites for humans.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...