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intragastric ballon

Bahiyah A M Alnafisi
We report the case of a 25-year-old woman who presented with small bowel obstruction. Four years earlier, she underwent intragastric balloon insertion for treatment of obesity. The ballon had not been removed. Radiographs and CT scan showed radio-opaque device in the lower abdomen with small bowel obstruction. At laparotomy, the obstruction was found to be caused by the migrated, deflated intragastric balloon.
2008: Radiology Case Reports
Markus S Juchems, Deniz Uyak, Andrea S Ernst, Hans-Juergen Brambs
BACKGROUND: Intragastric balloons are used for short term weight loss therapy in obese. It is possible to monitor the ballon with sonography, however this method is sometimes insufficient in obese patients. Therefore MRI seems to be a potential therapy-monitoring option. PURPOSE: In this feasibility report we want to demonstrate the potential use of functional MRI in monitoring gastric filling, patient satiation and gastric emptying in a obese patient who previously received intragastric balloon placement...
2008: Clinical Medicine. Case Reports
Ma Raquel Carvalho, Zulmira Jorge, Ema Nobre, Teresa Dias, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Mariana V Machado, José Camolas, Sílvia Neves, Anabela Guerra, João Vieira, Ma João Fagundes, Ma João Brito, P Almeida Nunes, Isabel do Carmo
BACKGROUND: Intragastric balloon is a temporary treatment for weight loss with proven safety and efficacy when associated with lifestyle intervention. It is indicated in the super--obese who are candidates for bariatric surgery to lose weight and to reduce their high surgical risk. Our aim was to retrospectively evaluate the results of the patients in whom this device was inserted during a three-year period from the beginning of this practice in the Hospital de Santa Maria. METHODS: Data from the medical records in what concerns bioanthropometric characteristics in the beginning and following balloon removal were reviewed and submitted to descriptive analysis...
July 2011: Acta Médica Portuguesa
I M Subei, A Abdelazim, A Bayoumi, M A Wahab, S El Deriny
Two consecutive and matched groups of morbidly obese patients, i.e. group (1) and (2) were selected to be treated with Garren-Edward Bubble (18 patients) and the Danish-Ballobe (10 patients), respectively, and according to the American FDA criteria. All patients were put on 1000-1200 K. cal diet and given the choice to enroll in the behavior modification program (BMP) or not; (15) patients enrolled in it (group A) and (13) patients refused (group B). At the end of the treatment period (i.e. 3 months group 1; 4 months group 2) the mean loss in the body mass index (BMI) for group (1) and (2) were 5...
May 1996: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
Carmelo Sciumè, Girolamo Geraci, Franco Pisello, Enrico Arnone, Mariangela Mortillaro, Giuseppe Modica
INTRODUCTION: Obesity leads to serious health consequences, therefore many strategies are recommended for preventing or curing this emerging problem. Treatments are various: diet, physical activity, psychotherapy, drugs and bariatric surgery. In order to try to improve the tolerance of intragastric balloons, a new device inflated with air to improve weight loss was developed in 2004 (Heliosphere BAG). We report our personal experience about this tool. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2007, in our unit, 50 intragastric air filled insertion were performed under analgosedation and endoscopic control...
March 2009: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
R Weiner, H Gutberlet, H Bockhorn
BACKGROUND: In super, super obese patients (body mass index [BMI] >60), especially those with extreme intra-abdominal fat deposition, the technical difficulties in laparoscopic procedures increase. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether gastric balloon therapy (GBT) can improve the operative conditions for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in extremely obese patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 1995 to August 1998, 196 LAGBs were performed...
June 1999: Obesity Surgery
R M Seufert, A Encke, C Hottenrott
A gastric irrigation by an open naso-gastric tube with ice-solutions is a standard procedure in the management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. In 6 dogs the effect of an increased intragastric pressure and of gastric cooling upon gastric blood flow was examined, using radioactive microspheres. Filling the stomach with saline solution of 38 degrees C to an intragastric pressure of 15 cm H2O reduces canine gastric blood flow from 21,3 +/- 4,4 ml X 100 g-1 X min-1 to 12,6 +/- 2,9 ml significantly. Probably as a consequence of compression only mucosal blood flow is lowered...
April 1981: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
C F Code, J A Marlett
1. Szurszewski (1969) described a cyclic recurring, caudally migrating band of intense action potential activity, the activity fromt, in the small bowel of dogs fasted 18-21 hr. The finding has been confirmed by Carlson, Bedi & Code (1972) and by Grivel & Ruckebusch (1972). The objectives of the present study were to extend these observations first by indentifying the full sequence of myo-electric events in the stomach and small bowel of healthy conscious dogs fasted for 24-48 hr and for longer periods and second by determining the effect of ingestion of mild and of saline solution on the complex and the role of gastric distension in their action...
March 1975: Journal of Physiology
J E Valenzuela
In dogs with gastric fistulas, intragastric pressure was measured with a flaccid ballon containing 500 ml of water. Graded doses of dopamine caused graded decreases in intragastric pressure. The effect was blocked by pimozide or by metoclopramide but was not significantly affected by phenoxybenzamine, propranolol, guanethidine, or FLA-63 (a beta-hydroxylase inhibitor). Pretreatment with metoclopramide or with pimozide shifted the volume-pressure diagram of the stomach to the left; that is, at any given volume the pressure was greater after than before these drugs...
December 1976: Gastroenterology
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