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The BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB): how to use it.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11501368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The authors have been using the new saline-filled BioEnterics intragastric balloon (BIB) since 1995. METHODS: By now, more than 650 BIBs have been implanted on our Unit. RESULTS: Because of close collaboration between the engineers and the users, and after several modifications, an easy-to-use balloon is available. In addition, we have developed 3 instruments which provide easy and quick removal of the BIB. CONCLUSION: The device, supported by a competent motivated team, is another modality available for weight loss.
C H Wahlen; B Bastens; J Herve; C Malmendier; B Dallemagne; C Jehaes; S Markiewicz; B Monami; J Weerts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0960-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-14     Completed Date:  2001-12-19     Revised Date:  2007-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  524-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Chirurgie Abdominale, Les Cliniques Saint Joseph, Liège, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General / methods
Balloon Dilatation / adverse effects,  instrumentation*,  methods*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure
Gastric Balloon* / adverse effects,  standards
Patient Care Team
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Weight Loss

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