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Lap-Band Surgery on Adolescents for Safety and Efficacy (ALAGB)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00587301
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2017
Hope Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York University School of Medicine

Brief Summary:
This study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the use of the LAP-BAND surgery in the morbidly obese adolescent population.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity DM Device: Lap-Band

Detailed Description:

STUDY OBJECTIVES: Is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the use of the LAP-BAND® System in the morbidly obese adolescent population in the United States, and therefore provide these individuals with a significantly less morbid and reversible surgical option for weight loss.

STUDY VARIABLES:The primary efficacy variable is weight loss evaluated in terms of % excess weight loss (EWL).

DESIGN:Prospective, open-label, and single center

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Open-label Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Lap-Band® Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB®) Operations in the Treatment of Morbidly Obese Adolescents (Ages 14-17)
Study Start Date : June 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Lap-Band
Lap-band surgery in treatment of morbidly obese adolescents
Device: Lap-Band
Obesity and adolescents
Other Name: Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) Operation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the use of the LAP-BAND® System in the morbidly obese adolescent population. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The secondary objective is to assess the status of co-morbidities and changes in quality of life from baseline. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be at least 14 and less than 18 years of age at the time of enrollment into the study.
  • Have a BMI of at least 40
  • Have a history of obesity for at least 5 years, including failed attempts at diet and medical management of obesity.
  • Confirmation by a psychologist or psychiatrist experienced with adolescents that the subject is sufficiently mature emotionally to comply with the study protocol.

Express willingness to follow protocol requirements.

•Assure investigators that subject, if female of childbearing potential, is using an appropriate form of contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intention or need to have another surgical procedure for weight reduction within 12 months of Lap Band placement.
  • History of congenital or acquired anomalies of the G.I. tract, such as; congenital or acquired intestinal telangiectasia, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis; severe cardiopulmonary disease or severe coagulopathy; hepatic insufficiency or cirrhosis.
  • Presence of dysphagia or documented esophageal dysmotility.
  • Patients with autoimmune connective tissue disorders
  • Patients with acute abdominal infections
  • Pregnancy or intention of becoming pregnant in the next 12 months.
  • Presence of psychiatric problems or immaturity which would compromise cooperation with the study protocol.
  • History of previous bariatric surgery, intestinal obstruction or adhesive peritonitis.
  • Presence of localized or systemic infection at the time of surgery.
  • Chronic use of aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and unwillingness to discontinue the use of these concomitant medications.
  • History of gastric or esophageal surgery.
  • Use of weigh loss medications simultaneously

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00587301

United States, New York
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
Hope Foundation
Principal Investigator: Christine Ren-Fielding, M.D. NYUSOM

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00587301     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H# 11876
G050010 ( Other Identifier: H 11876 )
First Posted: January 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
Child Obesity