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A banded patient's desirable rate of weight loss (0.5 to 1.0 Kg/week), in the absence of complications (the "right fit"), corresponds to an individual (personal) level of intraband pressure (IBP). Therefore, Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band (SAGB) patients adjusted to an IBP that corresponds to a personal "right fit" will experience improved weight loss and sustained satiety, in comparison to conventional (volumetric-based) adjustments.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Intraband pressure recording system, Conventional Adjustment
Adelaide Bariatric Center
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:57-0400
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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.
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