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The Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens Program at Cincinnati Children’s offers participation in a clinical study for teens having weight-loss surgery.
To learn the benefits and risks of a surgical approach to weight management in extremely overweight (obese) adolescents. Information will help surgeons make future treatment decisions for these adolescents.
Any extremely overweight adolescent (age 19 or younger) who qualifies for weight-loss surgery. The study will involve over 200 teens from all participating hospitals.
Initially, this study will last for two years and include six visits. However, with additional funding, we plan to continue following patients for up to five years. The following procedures will take place during the study:
Your child may receive no direct benefit. The biggest benefit is that your child may be helping other children. Clinical studies are essential in finding new and improved treatments and diagnostic tools.
Parents interested in having their child participate will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. The form will provide detailed information on the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the compensation, whom to contact with questions or concerns, and more. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you to ensure all questions are answered.
Minimal risks regarding this study will be discussed in detail before you agree to have your child participate.
Participants may receive up to $300 and parents $75 for attending all four study visits and completing the two-year study.
Cynthia SpikesClinical Research CoordinatorDepartment of Pediatric Surgery Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center MLC 20223333 Burnet Ave.Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
We will record questionnaires, blood work and measurements during the clinical study.
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