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Nashville, Tennessee 37232


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether gastric division (via Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) with resultant fundic isolation will alter the pattern(s) of Ghrelin secretion in the early post-operative period following feeding in morbidly obese subjects.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Serum creatinine and liver function tests < upper limits of normal - Stable body weights for the past three months - Women will have a negative pregnancy test - patients who are already scheduled for RYGB with gastrostomy tube placement Exclusion Criteria: - Significant hepatic enzyme elevations (more than 100% of upper limits of normal) - Serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dl - history of ketoacidosis or current metabolic acidosis - current use of oral anticoagulants - Positive pregnancy test (beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin) for females - intercurrent infections - patients with prior gastric operations


NCT ID:

NCT00765596


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Naji N Abumrad, MD
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37232
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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