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Intragastric Balloon Treatment for Obesity: Results of a Large Single Center Prospective Study.
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PMID:  21170685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The intragastric balloon is a widely used method in the treatment of obesity indicated for those patients who have failed to achieve and maintain the weight loss with conventional measures or for preparation of patients who are candidates for bariatric surgery. METHODS: From April 2007 to April 2009, 171 consecutive patients (111 females, 60 males; mean age 39.2 ± 10.5, mean weight 123.2 ± 27.1 kg) were evaluated before and 6 months after bioenteric intragastric balloon (BIB) placement by assessment of anthropometric and biochemical parameters. RESULTS: The mean BMI during balloon treatment declined from 41.9 ± 7.3 to 36.0 ± 7.9 kg/m(2) (p < 0.001) with a percentage of excess weight loss of 39.7 ± 23.6 and percentage of excess body mass index loss of 39.5 ± 25.1. A significant improvement in blood pressure, glycemia, and triglyceride level but not in total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels was seen. CONCLUSION: Results of this large prospective single center study confirmed that intragastric balloon is useful and safe method for promoting weight loss. Due to improvement of metabolic parameters, treatment with BIB results in reduction of cardiovascular risk and provides a sustained benefit on liver function in obese patients.
Davor Stimac; Sanja Klobučar Majanović; Tamara Turk; Borivoj Kezele; Vanja Licul; Zeljka Crnčević Orlić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-0428     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Rijeka, Krešimirova 42, Rijeka, 51 000, Croatia,
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