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Absorption of Transdermal Vitamins in Post Bariatric Surgery Patients

October 23, 2019

Overview

This study is exploring the absorption of vitamins in patients using a transdermal patch after bariatric surgery. Once a patient has had bariatric surgery, many either develop new vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies or find that their prior deficiencies are exacerbated. Several bariatric supplement products exist to counter this, including transdermal patches. All patients enrolled in the study will have previously chosen to use the Patch MD MultiVitamin Plus patch for vitamin and mineral supplementation versus oral or other dosage forms of vitamins after surgery.The purpose of this study is to observe the concentrations of serum micronutrients and determine how many deficiencies develop in patients who use a transdermal patch.

 

Study Information

This is an observational study of approximately 100 participants. The study began on December 15th 2017 and is estimated to be completed on November 18, 2019.

 

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Candidates for a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass surgery
  2. Willingness and ability to provide informed consent in English
  3. Commitment to the 1 year study period

 

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Planned bariatric revision surgery
  2. Patients with a left ventricular assistance device
  3. Known End Stage Renal Disease
  4. Known mutation in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene
  5. Medical conditions requiring vitamin and mineral supplementation

 

Location

This study is taking place at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32611. For further information, please contact Jeffrey E Friedman, MD on (352) 594-5117 or at Jeffrey.Friedman@surgery.ufl.edu. You can also contact Tyler Culpepper, PhD on (352) 406-4369 or at tygerguy@ufl.edu.

 

Sponsors / Collaborators

This study is sponsored by the University of Florida, with Jeffrey E Friedman, MD as the Principal Investigator.

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