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FDA safety alert: Five deaths after intragastric balloon insertions

15:54 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Healio

The FDA issued a safety alert warning health care providers that since 2016, five patients who were treated with liquid-filled intragastric balloons for obesity died unexpectedly.Four of these reported deaths involved patients treated with the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System (Apollo Endo Surgery) and one involved a patient treated with the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System (ReShape Medical).

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