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Longitudinal Phenotyping of Bariatric Surgery Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02421055
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Imperial College London

Brief Summary:

Recent studies have shown that bacteria within the gut play an important role in diabetes improvement after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. Bariatric surgery fundamentally changes the environment within the gut, which results in changes to the makeup of the trillions of bacteria living within it. These changes in the gut bacteria can affect the body in a number of complex ways, which we are only just beginning to understand. For example, gut bacteria breakdown food we are unable to absorb ourselves, leading to altered sugar levels and can release molecules that act to reduce appetite.

In this study we aim to find out how bariatric surgery changes the gut bacteria and how this leads to weight loss and improvement of diabetes. With this understanding we hope to discover potential targets for future treatments, such as identifying beneficial bacteria that could be supplemented with probiotics in patients.

Additionally, although highly successful, up to 30% of obese patients do not undergo improvement of their diabetes after bariatric surgery. We aim to identify molecules within the patient's blood or urine that are able to predict the likely chance a patient will undergo improvement in their diabetes after bariatric surgery to help clinicians select patients most likely to benefit.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Procedure: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Detailed Description:

This study aims to assess how the gut microbiome affects the host phenotype following bariatric surgery through altered gut microbiome-host co-metabolism. The secondary objective is to identify novel biomarkers for the preoperative prognostication of T2DM remission following bariatric surgery.

The study will longitudinally phenotype obese diabetics and non-diabetics undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery. Patients will be assessed preoperatively and at 3 months and 1 year postoperatively. Clinical measures recorded will include; 1) anthropometric & physiological measurements, 2) demographic details, 3) biochemical parameters including HbA1c, 4) anti-hyperglycaemic and other medication use, 5) co-morbidity status and 6) dietary choices through 24hr dietary recall questionnaires.

Blood, urine and stool samples will be collected at the above time points. Changes to the microbiome will be assessed using metagenomic sequencing. Global metabonomic profiles of serum, urine and faecal water will be generated using 1H-NMR. Further targeted analyses of bile acid and short-chain fatty acid profiles will be performed using LC-MS / GC-MS.

The study will utilise multivariate statistical analysis techniques to identify metabolic pathways altered following intervention, and novel host-microbiome co-metabolism pathways that impact upon phenotype. A supervised multivariate analysis, mapping T2DM outcomes to metagenomic and metabonomic data will be performed with the aim of identifying novel preoperative biomarkers that are able to prognosticate T2DM resolution following bariatric surgery.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 158 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 2 Years
Official Title: Longitudinal Phenotyping of Bariatric Surgery Patients
Actual Study Start Date : June 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2019

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Group 1
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Procedure: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Group 2
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Procedure: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complete diabetes remission [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    HbA1c <6% (42mmol/mol), off anti-diabetic medication

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Partial diabetes remission [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    HbA1c <6.5% (48mmol/mol), off anti-diabetic medication

  2. Diabetes improvement [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Change in HbA1c

  3. Weight loss [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    % excess weight loss

  4. Complete diabetes remission [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    HbA1c <6% (42mmol/mol), off anti-diabetic medication

  5. Partial diabetes remission [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    HbA1c <6.5% (48mmol/mol), off anti-diabetic medication

  6. Diabetes improvement [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Change in HbA1c

  7. Weight loss [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    % excess weight loss

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Serum, urine and stool preoperatively and at 3 months and 1 year postoperatively.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Obese diabetics undergoing bariatric surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese (BMI>30kg/m2)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Failure of efforts at lifestyle modification and dieting
  • Fitness for anaesthesia and procedure
  • Willingness to comply with the trial protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous bariatric surgery
  • Pregnancy or intention to become pregnant during trial period
  • Lack of capacity to consent
  • Previous major abdominal surgery (Small or large bowel resection, stomach, liver, pancreatic or splenic surgery. Does not include patients who have previously had an appendicectomy, cholecystectomy or hernia repair).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02421055

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United Kingdom
Imperial Weight Centre
London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY
Sponsors and Collaborators
Imperial College London
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Principal Investigator: Ara Darzi, MB, BCh, MD Imperial College London
Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Imperial College London Identifier: NCT02421055    
Other Study ID Numbers: 15SM2479
First Posted: April 20, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Keywords provided by Imperial College London:
Bariatric Surgery
Gastric Bypass
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases