“Resting Metabolic Rate Testing in Bariatric Surgery Patients”
This study evaluates if measuring resting metabolic rate (the number of calories the body burns at rest) before surgery can help predict successful weight loss after surgery.
Device - ReeVue Indirect Calorimeter
The ReeVue Indirect Calorimeter will be used in this study to measure the resting metabolic rate. The test takes approximately ten minutes to complete. The subject should prepare for the test by avoiding stimulants and exercise on the day of the test, as well as eating meals four hours before the test. The subject will be seated during the test. They will be given a nose clip that looks like a clothes pin to be placed on their nose. A plastic mouth piece that allows all of the air they breathe t ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
The Role of Pre-Surgical Metabolic Testing for Procedure Selection in Bariatric Surgery