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Weight Loss and Appetite Reduction After Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation Dermatome T6

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02810925
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 23, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD, Hospital General Universitario Elche

Brief Summary:
The patients are randomized into 4 groups : Patients undergoing PENS of dermatome T6 in and a 1200 Kcal diet (Group 1), Patients undergoing PENS T6 and a 2000 Kcal/day, Patients undergoing transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation (TENS) of Dermatomes T11-T12 and following a 1200 Kcal diet and those patients following only a 1200 Kcal diet (Group 4). Weight loss, appetite and ghrelin levels at baseline and after treatment are investigated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Weight Loss Procedure: PENS T6 Procedure: TENS T11/T12 Dietary Supplement: Hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet Dietary Supplement: Normocaloric 2000 Kcal/day diet Phase 3

Detailed Description:

The patients were randomized into 4 groups using an Internet randomization module: Patients undergoing PENS of dermatome T6 in conjunction with the implementation of a 1200 Kcal diet (Group 1), Patients undergoing PENS T6 and following a normocaloric diet (2000 Kcal/day) (Group 2), Patients undergoing transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation (TENS) of dermatomes in right iliac fossa (Dermatomes T11-T12) and following a hypocaloric diet (1200 Kcal/day) (Group 3) and those patients following only a 1200 Kcal diet (Group 4).

Weight loss, appetite and ghrelin levels, at baseline and after treatment, are investigated.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Weight Loss and Appetite Reduction and Their Correlation With Plasmatic Ghrelin Levels After Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation Dermatome T6 Associated With a Hypocaloric Diet
Study Start Date : July 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: PENS T6 and 1200 Kcal/day diet
Patients undergo 12 sessions of percutaneous electrical stimulation of dermatome T6 (PENS T6), weekly, during 12 weeks. During this period they follow a hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet.
Procedure: PENS T6
Patients undergo percutaneous electrical stimulation of dermatome T6, weekly, during 12 weeks.

Dietary Supplement: Hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet
Patients follow a Hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet during 12 weeks.

Active Comparator: PENST6 + Normocaloric 2000 Kcal/day diet
Patients undergo 12 sessions of percutaneous electrical stimulation of dermatome T6 (PENS T6), weekly, during 12 weeks. During this period they follow a normocaloric 2000 Kcal/day diet.
Procedure: PENS T6
Patients undergo percutaneous electrical stimulation of dermatome T6, weekly, during 12 weeks.

Dietary Supplement: Normocaloric 2000 Kcal/day diet
Patients follow a Normocaloric 2000 Kcal/day diet during 12 weeks.

Placebo Comparator: TENS T11/ T12 + 1200 Kcal/day diet
Patients undergo 12 sessions of transcutaneous electrical stimulation of dermatomes T11-T12 , weekly, during 12 weeks. During this period they follow a hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet.
Procedure: TENS T11/T12
Patients undergo transcutaneous electrical stimulation of dermatomes T11-T12, weekly, during 12 weeks.

Dietary Supplement: Hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet
Patients follow a Hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet during 12 weeks.

Active Comparator: 1200 Kcal/day diet
Patients follow only a hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet.
Dietary Supplement: Hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet
Patients follow a Hypocaloric 1200 Kcal/day diet during 12 weeks.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weight loss [ Time Frame: After 12 weeks of treatment ]
    Weight loss will be evaluated after 12 weeks of treatment



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with obesity (BMI>30 Kg/m2) or overweight (BMI 25-30 Kg/m2)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Untreated endocrine disease causing obesity
  • Serious psychiatric illness.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02810925


Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital General Universitario Elche
Investigators
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Study Chair: Dolores Castro Clinica Garcilaso
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Responsible Party: Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD, Head of Neurostimulation Unit. Garcilaso Clinic, Hospital General Universitario Elche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02810925    
Other Study ID Numbers: ClinGarci 16-2
First Posted: June 23, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Data might be published in a journal, always preserving patients´ confidentiality.
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Body Weight
Weight Loss
Body Weight Changes