Navigation Links
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is First New York Medical Center to Offer Tantalus Clinical Trial to Diabetes Patients
Date:3/28/2008

Implantable Device Designed for Type-2 Diabetes Patients Who Are Overweight

and Do Not Respond to Current Oral Anti-Diabetic Treatments

Device Applies Electrical Stimulation to Stomach as Person Eats

NEW YORK, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is recruiting patients for a national clinical research study of an investigational implantable device designed to help those with type-2 diabetes who are overweight and do not respond to current oral anti- diabetic treatments.

The Tantalus(R) System is designed to sense naturally occurring electrical activity of the stomach in real time and automatically apply electrical stimulation when a person eats. The device is implanted though a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure that can be performed in an outpatient setting.

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is the first New York metro area medical center to recruit and actively enroll patients in this study. Diabetes affects more than one million New Yorkers.

"Even with current medications and lifestyle changes, controlling type-2 diabetes in patients who are overweight can be difficult. This new treatment potentially offers new hope for patients who have been unsuccessful in managing their diabetes and weight," says Dr. Louis Aronne, clinical site principal investigator, director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and clinical professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

An earlier, smaller study published in the Journal of Obesity Surgery found that the device reduced hunger and body weight in morbidly obese patients. Improvements in blood pressure were also seen.

"The primary objective of the current study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Tantalus in treating overweight patients with type-2 diabetes. The device's impact on weight loss, blood pressure and other clinical and metabolic parameters will also be studied," says Dr. Gregory F. Dakin, the study's co-principal investigator, bariatric and laparoscopic surgeon at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and assistant professor of surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

To be considered for the trial, patients must meet certain inclusion criteria, including a diagnosis of type-2 diabetes (treated with oral medications, only), a body mass index (BMI) between 28 and 45 kg/m2 and an age between 18 and 70 years. BMI can be determined by using an online calculator and entering weight and height information (one example here: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/).

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is one of thirty sites in the U.S. participating in the study, which is funded by MetaCure, the manufacturer of Tantalus. The device is currently CE-marked in Europe.

The national epidemic of type-2 diabetes, most often associated with being overweight, continues to accelerate and affects more than 20 million Americans. About one million new people are diagnosed with the disease annually. The most common form of diabetes, type-2 diabetes, left untreated, may result in damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart and lead to major health complications later in life, or to death.

For more information on and to be considered for the study, please call the study coordinator at (212) 583-1000 or email smw2004@med.cornell.edu.


'/>"/>
SOURCE MetaCure
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
2. Sixty-One Percent of Newly Diagnosed Parkinsons Disease Patients Do Not Receive Any Drug Treatment in the First Year of Diagnosis
3. Xenomics Announces Implementation of its First Diagnostic Test for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Into Clinical Practice
4. GlaxoSmithKline Receives New HHS Order for H5N1 Bulk Antigen. First North American Clinical Trials with GSKs Candidate Pre-pandemic Flu Vaccine to Start.
5. Video: Landmark Study in The Lancet: Patients Treated With Betaseron(R) After First MS Attack Experienced Significant Delay in MS Progression
6. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Doses First Patient in Cotara(R) Phase II Brain Cancer Trial In India
7. Tainted Chinese Food Ingredients First Discovered in 2005
8. First Patient Enrolled in Europe in Ovature Phase III Ovarian Cancer Trial
9. Protalix BioTherapeutics Treats First Patient in Phase III Clinical Trial of prGCD
10. Human Genome Sciences Completes Enrollment of First Phase 3 Albuferon(R) Trial Ahead of Schedule
11. Opko Health Doses First Patient in Phase 3 COBALT Trial of Bevasiranib for the Treatment of AMD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):