ReeVue Indirect Calorimeter for Weight Loss

EnrollingByInvitation · 18+ · All Sexes · Dallas, TX

This study is evaluating whether measuring resting metabolic rate (the number of calories the body burns at rest) before surgery can help predict successful weight loss after surgery.

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About the trial for Weight Loss

Eligible Conditions
Weight Loss · Bariatric Surgery Candidates

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. ReeVue Indirect Calorimeter is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
ReeVue Indirect Calorimeter
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 2 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 1 year
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 1 year
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 1 year.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether ReeVue Indirect Calorimeter will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Weight Loss. Measurement will happen over the course of 1 year.

Change in resting metabolic rate
Obtain resting metabolic rate using the Reevue Indirect Calorimeter
Examine percent total weight loss
Weigh subjects using a scale

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is weight loss?

Many people consider losing weight as an important aspect of health. In the UK, half of all men and nearly three-quarters of women have a perceived need to lose weight. In the UK, there are many approaches to losing weight, all of which lead to weight loss.

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What are the signs of weight loss?

Most of the signs of weight loss in children appear between the ages of 6-8 including decreased appetite, constipation, and difficulty swallowing. Some are not noticeable until puberty, as delayed puberty, delayed skeletal maturity or delayed pubescent growth. Other signs include feeling very tired or feeling tired easily. Sudden weight loss may be due to growth retardation as opposed to cachexia. Some of the signs of weight gain in children are fatigue, increased appetite, irritability and poor feeding. Other signs of weight gain include feeling overweight, abdominal pain, and being bulky, or having a booming stomach.

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What causes weight loss?

Overweight persons have a lower appetite than lean persons, but the cause of this difference is multifactorial and related to the health status of the person, their social context, and the specific cause of weight loss (e.g., disease, withdrawal, side-effect of a medication).

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How many people get weight loss a year in the United States?

About 1.5 million Americans lose 5 lbs a year, while about 2.2 million gain 5 lbs. These rates are somewhat lower than those reported from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in the United States. In the United States, there has been a gradual increase in the rate of weight loss from 11% in 1988 to 17% in 2005. This increase may be related to improvements in screening and treatment.

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What are common treatments for weight loss?

Lifestyle modification programs in the USA and Europe have improved treatment of obstructive sleep apnea Syndrome through the promotion of weight loss. The goal of treatment for sleep apnea should therefore be to reduce body weight to normal ranges.

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Can weight loss be cured?

Findings from a recent study shows very clearly that, using a strict definition of cure, weight loss can be cured. The cure for obesity thus seems to be possible by combining conventional obesity surgery with dietary treatment.

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Does reevue indirect calorimeter improve quality of life for those with weight loss?

With a high baseline correlation, reeview MES correlated with the same patient-reported outcomes as the direct measurement MES. Thus, MES seems to be both a feasible and accurate indicator of patient-reported outcomes of patients undergoing weight loss.

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What is the average age someone gets weight loss?

At 24, 37, and 35, 41.5% of adults lost more than 10% of their body weight. At 25, 27, and 28, the percentages dropped to 9.7%, 15.2%, and 14% respectively. By age 40, 22.2% of men and 9.5% of women had lost more than 10% of their bodies weight.

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What are the latest developments in reevue indirect calorimeter for therapeutic use?

There are two basic modes of use, either for patients or physicians. The basic idea is to measure the patient's metabolic reaction in addition to his or her resting metabolism, and, thus, to measure the total caloric content. It is necessary to consider both the individual's physiology and the specific characteristics of the food to be consumed.

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What is the primary cause of weight loss?

Most primary cause of weight loss is due to an increase in fat metabolism. As well, patients typically lose more weight on a high fat diet than a low fat diet. This is not always the case; as fat intake decreases with weight loss, fat metabolism increases. Thus, other than the reduction in fat and protein intake, some people may use an appetite suppressant such as phentermine. The more that people reduce the amount of fat and calories eaten, the better they likely will result in weight loss.

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What are the common side effects of reevue indirect calorimeter?

Results from a recent paper, several side effects, or complaints, like nausea, gas, constipation, and fatigue, were reported by patients that used either placebo or the product in a randomized comparative trial. Despite reports of adverse effects with REVUE, the REVUE product was found effective in reducing weight loss compared to placebo and was the preferred product in this study.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating weight loss?

There have been many discoveries with regard to weight loss treatments that are being employed. However, there are still many unanswered questions. The main limitation in the research of weight loss has to do with conducting randomized, controlled trials. However, there has also been considerable discussion on how to conduct a randomized, controlled trial with regard to weight loss. For instance, an example of how to go about conducting a randomized, controlled trial with regard to weight loss is to use a weight loss program, assess it after the first 12 weeks of weight loss, and then administer a trial intervention if there is no long-term weight change in relation to the control group.

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