Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits & Risks (Teen-LABS)
Number of Subjects in Study Archive: 242
Study Design: Observational
Duration: March 2007 – ongoing
# Recruitment Centers: 4
Treatment: None, observational only
Available Genotype Data: No
Image Summary: No
Transplant Type: None
Does it have dialysis patients: No
Access to samples for Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits & Risks (Teen-LABS) is currently only available via collaboration. Please contact the parent study to ask about ancillary study opportunities.
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Teen-LABS proposes that bariatric surgery is more beneficial to extremely obese patients when it’s done during the adolescent years instead of adulthood. By using duration of obesity as the moderating variable, the Teen-LABS study will estimate the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery among adolescent patients in comparison with adult patients. At least 200 adolescent bariatric patients will be recruited from four centers and undergo gastric bypass surgery between 2007 and 2012. Post-surgery data and biospecimens will be obtained at pre-determined points during a 24 month period. The assessments of the Teen-LABS subjects will be compared with similar data from the adult subjects of the LABS study.
The current data package contains data through 3 years post-surgery.
The objective of the Teen-LABS study is to use standardized techniques to assess the short and longer-term safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in adolescents compared to adults.
Teen LABS will compare health risks and psychosocial status between adolescents and adults undergoing bariatric surgery. Early (30 day) and intermediate term (1-2 year) health risks will be assessed. Psychosocial status will include eating behaviors, depressive symptoms, and health related quality of life.
Patients must be age 12 to 18 years and approved for bariatric surgery in order to be included in the study.
This study is ongoing, but no longer recruiting participants.