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Intragastric balloon: another option for treatment of obesity and morbid obesity.
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PMID:  15025034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The BioEnterics Intragrastric Balloon (BIB, BioEnterics, Santa Barbara, CA) in association with restricted diet has been used for the treatment of obesity and morbid obesity.
METHODOLOGY: Since March 1998, 349 BIB were placed in 303 obese and morbidly obese patients; 95 patients were male and 208 female; mean age was 41.5 years (19-70); mean weight was 118.8 Kg (67-229); mean BMI was 42 Kg/m2, % excess weight was 62.3% (4.6-216.3). The balloon was inserted and removed endoscopically under general anesthesia. Patients were given a balanced diet of 1000 Kcal/day.
RESULTS: After 4 months of balloon treatment, the mean weight loss was 13.9 Kg and the mean reduction in BMI was 4.8 Kg/m2. Weight loss was greater in male patients. Weight loss was accompanied by an improvement of the diseases associated with obesity, in particular diabetes.
CONCLUSIONS: The best indications for BIB were: morbidly obese (BMI >40) and super-obese patients (BMI >50) in preparation for bariatric operations; obese patients with BMI 35-40 with co-morbidity in preparation for bariatric surgery; obese patients with BMI 30-35 with a chronic disease otherwise unresolved; patients with BMI <30 only in a multidisciplinary approach.
S B Doldi; G Micheletto; M N Perrini; R Rapetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Retracted Publication    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-11     Completed Date:  2004-06-08     Revised Date:  2013-02-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche dell'Universita degli Studi di Milano-Divisione di Chirurgia, Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio di Milano, Centro per la Farmacoterapia delle malattie nutrizionali e metaboliche, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes Mellitus / surgery
Diet, Reducing
Gastric Balloon*
Hypertension / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Obesity / diet therapy,  therapy*
Obesity, Morbid / diet therapy,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Retraction In:
Hepatogastroenterology. 2012 Nov-Dec;59(120):2683   [PMID:  23393648 ]

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