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The gastric bubble: medicine, magic or mania?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9661363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper is presented to acquaint the GIA with a new medical procedure that is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the United States. It includes a brief discussion of the medical device itself and the technique of implantation as well as indications and contraindications for its use. In addition, an overview of the program developed at Placentia-Linda Community Hospital, Placentia, CA, is offered. Personal reflections are also rendered regarding the unique nursing opportunities afforded by this procedure and its accompanying follow-up program. In conclusion, this paper will substantiate, with personal experience and early supportive research data, the parallels between the medicinal value, the magic, and the mania accompanying the Gastric Bubble.
C Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1042-895X     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol Nurs     Publication Date:    1998 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-11     Completed Date:  1998-08-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915377     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-7     Citation Subset:  N    
GI Unit Placentia-Linda Community Hospital, Placentia, CA 92670, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Endoscopy, Digestive System
Gastric Balloon*
Obesity, Morbid / diagnosis,  nursing,  therapy*
Patient Satisfaction
Program Evaluation
Specialties, Nursing
Weight Loss

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