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Teen-LABS is using standardized techniques to assess the short and longer-term safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in adolescents compared to adults.
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.
Time Perspective: Prospective
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:29:28-0400
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