Vascular Endothelium Changes After Bariatric Surgery (Endothelial Progenitor Cells) (EPC)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2013 by University of South Alabama.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Richards, University of South Alabama Identifier:
First received: September 30, 2010
Last updated: August 12, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

Improvement in cardiovascular mortality is related to changes in pathologic autoantibodies and in the number of circulating functional replicative competent endothelial progenitor cells (EPC's) after bariatric surgery.

Condition Intervention
Type 2 Diabetes
Behavioral: pre-bariatric weight loss program
Procedure: bariatric surgery

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Vascular Endothelium Changes After Bariatric Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University of South Alabama:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in plasma autoantibody levels [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Primary outcome is the change in plasma autoantibody levels (endothelial barrier function) 6 months after enrollment to surgery (LRYGB) or to standard medical therapy (SMT).

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
baratric surgery
surgery vs.weight loss program 6 months prior to bariatric surgery
Procedure: bariatric surgery
bariatric surgery for weight loss
Other Name: bariatric surgery
pre-bariatric weight loss program
weight loss program prior to bariatric surgery
Behavioral: pre-bariatric weight loss program
standard 6 month physician directed pre-bariatric weight loss program
Other Name: weight loss program

Detailed Description:

Same as above


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 Diabetes, Glucose > 200mg/dl, currently be ing treated with oral medications and HGA1c . 6.5, and BMI .35.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01213940

United States, Alabama
University of South Alabama Recruiting
Mobile, Alabama, United States, 36617
Contact: William O Richards, MD    251-471-7993   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of South Alabama
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Principal Investigator: William O Richards, MD University of South Alabama, Department of Surgery
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: William Richards, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama Identifier: NCT01213940     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-131
Study First Received: September 30, 2010
Last Updated: August 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on October 06, 2015