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Chicago, Illinois 60612


The purpose of this study is to determine whether the LAP-BAND system is safe and effective in morbidly obese adolescents.

Study summary:

The aim of this research is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the use of the Lap-Band system in the morbidly obese adolescent population in the United States. We also propose to take advantage of the opportunity for liver biopsy and the data collected for the FDA study in adolescents to answer several questions: 1) what is the true incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its variants in morbidly obese adolescents; 2) what is the course of the NAFLD disease in adolescents who have undergone weight loss, including the progression from steatosis to NASH/ fibrosis or the progression of NASH to cirrhosis? 3) What are the factors implicated in this progression and 4) Is there a link between the excess visceral fat, MS and NAFLD as assessed by parallel changes in metabolic syndrome (MS) and NAFLD following weight loss intervention. The LAPBAND may provide obese adolescents with a significantly less morbid and reversible surgical option for weight loss.


Inclusion Criteria: - Ages 14 through 17 - BMI greater than 40 - BMI 35 to 40 and also having an obesity related comorbidity - Have a history of working in a multidisciplinary weight loss program utilizing nutritional training, behavior modification, and activity training Exclusion Criteria: - Subject history of congenital or acquired anomalies fo the gastrointestinal tract - Severe cardiopulmonary or other serious organic disease - Severe coagulopathy - Hepatic insufficiency or cirrhosis - History of bariatric gastric or esophageal surgery - History of intestinal obstruction or adhesive peritonitis - History of esophageal motility disorders - Type I diabetes



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Robert Kanard, M.D.
Division of Pediatric Surgery, UIC

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Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60612
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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