Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits and Risk
The five Teen-LABS clinical centers use standardized techniques to assess the short and longer-term safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in adolescents compared to adults.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits and Risks|
Serum, plasma and urine, as well as liver samples (if agreed upon as part of the study; may participate in the study without giving samples per Informed Consent)
|Study Start Date:||March 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2016|
|Adolescents with severe obesity|
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.
|United States, Ohio|
|Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229|
|Study Chair:||Thomas H Inge, MD, PhD||Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati|
|Principal Investigator:||Mary L Brandt, MD||Texas Childrens Hospital Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Carroll M Harmon, MD, PhD||Children's Hospital of Alabama|
|Principal Investigator:||Anita P Courcoulas, MD, MPH||University of Pittsburgh|
|Principal Investigator:||Todd M Jenkins, PhD,MPH||Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati|
|Principal Investigator:||Meg Zeller, PhD||Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati|
|Principal Investigator:||Marc Michalsky, MD||Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Helmrath, MD||Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati|
|Principal Investigator:||Ralph Buncher, ScD||Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Data Coordinating Center|