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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-09-22T14:39:20-0400
The objective of this feasibility trial is to evaluate the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Endoscopic Suturing System (ESS) for tissue apposition and reduction of the size of a dilated GJ anastomosis...
Patients with suspected leakage at the specified surgical anastomoses undergo an immediate diagnostic endoscopy as part of current clinical routine. Consenting patients meeting the inclusi...
The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty allows stomach size reduction through an endoluminal suture approach without any incision. It could reduce the complications associated with current surg...
Endoscopic gastric tubulization is currently proposed in the Digestive Surgery Department of the Nouvel Hôpital Civil, Strasbourg, France, to adult patients with morbid obesity. The proce...
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG), Also known as longitudinal or vertical gastrectomy. LSG was initially considered a first-stage operation in high-risk patients before bilio-pancreat...
Obesity is the pandemic disease of this century. Surgery is the only effective treatment but cannot be offered to every patient. Endoscopic sutured gastroplasty is a minimally invasive technique th...
Although the impact of coding errors, with respect to obesity, has been previously reported, it is unclear whether morbid obesity is prone to similar coding inaccuracies. Therefore, the purpose of thi...
Genetic obesity is responsible for up to 7% of severe childhood obesity. Although current Pediatric Endocrine Society guidelines recommend assessment of children with early-onset morbid obesity and hy...
Although morbid obesity has been associated with early surgical complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), evidence of long-term outcomes is limited. We conducted a population-based study to d...
Pregnancy outcomes and infant growth and development are influenced by various prenatal and postnatal factors. Gestational weight gain (GWG) is an important indicator of pregnancy management and outco...
The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
Surgical procedures aimed at producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.
An inflatable device implanted in the stomach as an adjunct to therapy of morbid obesity. Specific types include the silicone Garren-Edwards Gastric Bubble (GEGB), approved by the FDA in 1985, and the Ballobes Balloon.
A procedure consisting of the SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS of the proximal part of the JEJUNUM to the distal portion of the ILEUM, so as to bypass the nutrient-absorptive segment of the SMALL INTESTINE. Due to the severe malnutrition and life-threatening metabolic complications, this method is no longer used to treat MORBID OBESITY.