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Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Obesity

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01512134
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ali Rezai, MD, Ohio State University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this clinical study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment option for obesity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Device: Deep Brain Stimulation Device Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this clinical study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment option in the management of severe, treatment refractory, morbid obesity.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 3 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Device Feasibility
Official Title: Deep Brain Stimulation For Morbid, Treatment-Refractory, Obesity
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: DBS Surgery
All patients enrolled will undergo DBS implantation in the targeted region to assess the safety of the procedure and the efficacy through weight loss.
Device: Deep Brain Stimulation Device
Deep brain stimulation surgery
Other Name: Reclaim

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of excess weight loss [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    The primary outcome measure at the conclusion of the study will be percent of excess weight loss (EWL).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   22 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 24 months post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery without evidence of a sustained improvement in BMI after gastric bypass surgery for at least 6 months.
  • Participant is willing to comply with all follow-up evaluations at the specified times
  • Participant is able to provide informed consent
  • Fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical contraindications for general anesthesia, craniotomy, or DBS surgery
  • Evidence of neurological disorders, e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and ischemic stroke, or severe brain atrophy or the presence of subdural hygromas or subdural hematomas.
  • Severe cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, liver, hematological disease, severe coagulopathy, acute infectious process

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01512134

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United States, Ohio
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ali Rezai, MD
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Principal Investigator: Ali Rezai, MD Ohio State University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Ali Rezai, MD, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Ohio State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01512134    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011H0329
First Posted: January 19, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Ali Rezai, MD, Ohio State University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight