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Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits and Risk

2014-07-23 21:29:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Teen-LABS is using standardized techniques to assess the short and longer-term safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in adolescents compared to adults.

Description

The goal of Teen-LABS is to facilitate coordinated clinical, epidemiological and behavioral research in the field of adolescent bariatric surgery, through the cooperative development of common clinical protocols and a bariatric surgery database that will collect information from participating clinical centers performing bariatric surgery on teenagers.

Teen-LABS will help pool the necessary clinical expertise and administrative resources to facilitate the conduct of multiple clinical studies in a timely, efficient manner. Also, the use of standardized definitions, shared clinical protocols and data-collection instruments will enhance investigators' ability to provide meaningful evidence-based recommendations for patient evaluation, selection and follow-up care.

In addition to investigating surgical outcomes, another broader goal of Teen-LABS is to better understand the etiology, pathophysiology, and behavioral aspects of severe obesity in youth and how this condition affects human beings over time.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Obesity

Location

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati
Ohio
United States
45229

Status

Recruiting

Source

Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Results (where available)

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