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Microbes and Bariatric Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Edward J. Shillitoe, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2010
Last updated: November 17, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
The investigators will study people who are obese and will be treated by bariatric surgery. The investigators will test the hypothesis that some of the features of obesity are related to the bacteria in the gastro-intestinal tract.

Periodontal Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects of Bariatric Surgery on the Gastro-intestinal Microflora

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Further study details as provided by State University of New York - Upstate Medical University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in microflora after bariatric surgery [ Time Frame: Six months ]
    Specific differences were measured in oral and intestinal bacteria immediately after surgery.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Bacterial samples from dental plaque and feces, and serum

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with obesity who are already accepted for treatment by bariatric surgery in Syracuse NY

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 18-65
  • Will undergo bariatric surgery for treatment of obesity in Syracuse NY
  • Willingness to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any previous gastrointestinal surgery
  • Use of antibiotics in the previous 3 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01130207

United States, New York
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210
Sponsors and Collaborators
State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Edward J. Shillitoe, Professor, State University of New York - Upstate Medical University Identifier: NCT01130207     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Microbes and Bariatric Surgery
Study First Received: May 24, 2010
Last Updated: November 17, 2014

Keywords provided by State University of New York - Upstate Medical University:
Periodontal disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Periodontal Diseases
Gingival Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017