Last updated on November 2019

Evaluation of Intra-Abdominal Fat Extraction Using HydraSolve T2D in Obese Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes


Brief description of study

This study will investigate the safety and efficacy of the investigational use of the HydraSolve T2D System in improving blood glucose control and insulin resistance in patients with obesity (Class 1, BMI 30-35 kg/m2) and type 2 diabetes who have not achieved targeted levels of blood glucose control using oral diabetes medications. The previously FDA-cleared (for liposuction and fat transfer) HydraSolve T2D System will be used to perform a novel, minimally invasive laparoscopic and mini-laparotomy procedure to selectively remove excess intra-abdominal fat from the mesentery (Mesenteric Visceral Lipectomy (MVL)), while not affecting surrounding tissues. The study will include several weeks of screening for eligibility before the intervention, and 12-months of follow-up post-surgery.

Detailed Study Description

This study will evaluate the investigational use of the HydraSolve T2D System (previously FDA-cleared for liposuction and fat transfer) to perform a novel, minimally invasive laparoscopic and mini-laparotomy procedure to selectively remove intra-abdominal fat from the mesentery and to assess the resulting changes in blood glucose control, insulin sensitivity and body weight. Excess intra-abdominal mesenteric fat has been directly linked to insulin resistance, an important precursor of type 2 diabetes. Up to 30 study candidates will undergo screening and eligibility testing over a 5-week period from which 12 will be enrolled to undergo the procedure. During the 12-month period post-procedure, the patients will be periodically monitored for improvements in blood glucose control (HbA1c, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), fasting blood glucose (FBG) and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)), insulin resistance (hyperinsulinemic euglycemic glucose clamp), body weight, changes in fat deposits (Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)) and overall metabolic health (including indirect calorimetry and various biomarkers). This prospective, single-arm study uses pre-operative patient data as the control. Safety assessments and monitoring for adverse events will be performed, throughout.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03953963

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