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Gastric balloon

Ehab Atef, Khaled Refaat Zalata, Hoda Atef, Ahmed A M Abdel-Hamid
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The use of BioEnterics intragastric balloon (BIB) is progressively increasing, owing to the fact that morbid obesity becomes a global epidemic together with risks of bariatric surgery. Yet, the possible local BIB effect on gastric mucosa is not clearly elucidated. The aim of the current study was to assess the histological changes occurring in the gastric mucosa post-BIB insertion. METHODS: Gastric mucosa biopsy was obtained from 87 cases of morbid obesity both pre-BIB and 6 months post-BIB insertion to compare the local changes by histological and immunohistochemical analysis...
October 14, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Thiago Celestino Chulam, Renan Bezerra Lira, Luiz Paulo Kowalski
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the thickness of the gastric wall at the time of intra gastric balloon (IGB) placement, at the time of its withdrawal and one month after withdrawal. METHODS: fifteen morbidly obese patients underwent the introduction of IGB under general anesthesia. In all patients, there was infusion of 500ml of distilled water in the balloon for the test. Measurements of the thickness of the gastric wall were made in the antrum, body and proximal body, using a radial echoendoscope with a frequency of 12MHz and maximum zoom, and its own balloon inflated with 5ml of distilled water...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Luís Gustavo Santos Périssé, Paulo Cézar Marques Périssé Ecbc-Rj, Kelson Ferreira Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: : to evaluate the thickness of the gastric wall at the time of intra gastric balloon (IGB) placement, at the time of its withdrawal and one month after withdrawal. METHODS: : fifteen morbidly obese patients underwent the introduction of IGB under general anesthesia. In all patients, there was infusion of 500ml of distilled water in the balloon for the test. Measurements of the thickness of the gastric wall were made in the antrum, body and proximal body, using a radial echoendoscope with a frequency of 12MHz and maximum zoom, and its own balloon inflated with 5ml of distilled water...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Catherine E Hansing, Joseph P Marquardt, Daniel M Sutton, John D York
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are a high-flow form of a vascular malformation, which can be found anywhere in the body. While historically treated surgically, a multidisciplinary approach utilizing multiple specialties and treatment modalities is now commonly employed. In order to effectively treat an AVM, the nidus must be targeted and eradicated, which can be done via multiple approaches. We present the case of a 43-year-old male with a gastric wall AVM, which was initially incompletely treated using a percutaneous transarterial approach...
September 26, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
B Coffin, V Maunoury, F Pattou, X Hébuterne, S Schneider, M Coupaye, S Ledoux, F Iglicki, F Mion, M Robert, E Disse, J Escourrou, G Tuyeras, Y Le Roux, C Arvieux, P Pouderoux, N Huten, T Alfaiate, D Hajage, S Msika
BACKGROUND: Super obese patients are recommended to lose weight before bariatric surgery. The effect of intragastric balloon (IGB)-induced weight loss before laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGBP) has not been reported. The aim of this prospective randomized multicenter study was to compare the impact of preoperative 6-month IGB with standard medical care (SMC) in LGBP patients. METHODS: Patients with BMI >45 kg/m(2) selected for LGBP were included and randomized to receive either SMC or IGB...
September 23, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Yuji Nadatani, Toshio Watanabe, Takashi Sugawa, Shinpei Eguchi, Sunao Shimada, Koji Otani, Hirokazu Yamagami, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Masatsugu Shiba, Kazunari Tominaga, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuo Arakawa
INTRODUCTION: Ileal duplications are encountered infrequently in adults, because symptoms including abdominal pain, intussusception, hemorrhage, and perforation usually present in early childhood. In this report, we present an adult case of ileal duplication that was revealed by double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old Japanese man presented with anemia and melena. Anal DBE detected the narrow opening of an extra lumen in the ileum about 100 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve...
2016: SpringerPlus
Huynh Giao Ly, Patrick Dupont, Koen Van Laere, Inge Depoortere, Jan Tack, Lukas Van Oudenhove
BACKGROUND: Rapid gastric balloon distension to discomfort threshold activates the "pain neuromatrix" and deactivates exteroceptive sensory and "default mode network" regions. However, little is known about brain mechanisms underlying tolerance of meal-induced gastric distension. We aimed to directly compare brain responses to gradual balloon distension and intragastric nutrient infusion and to explore the role of differential gut peptide release in these responses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Brain responses to balloon- and nutrient-induced distension (to individually titrated pain or maximal satiation threshold) were measured in 15 healthy volunteers using H2(15)O-PET on 2 separate days in counterbalanced order...
September 14, 2016: NeuroImage
Nitin Kumar
Obesity and its comorbidities - including diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea - have taken a large and increasing toll on the United States and the rest of the world. The availability of commercial, clinical, and operative therapies for weight management have not been effective at a societal level. Endoscopic bariatric therapy is gaining acceptance as more effective than diet and lifestyle measures, and less invasive than bariatric surgery. Various endoscopic therapies are analogues of the restrictive or bypass components of bariatric surgery, utilizing gastric remodeling or intestinal anastomosis to achieve proven weight loss and metabolic benefits...
August 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Austin L Chiang, Marvin Ryou
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity and its comorbid illnesses affect millions worldwide and are one of the major causes of preventable death in the world. Bariatric surgery is currently offered to individuals with a BMI greater than 40 kg/m or greater than 35 kg/m with obesity-related comorbidities such as hypertension or diabetes. Endoscopic bariatric therapies, with their reduced invasiveness and potential reversibility, may complement surgical approaches for achieving weight loss. RECENT FINDINGS: At the time of this writing, two endoscopically placed intragastric balloons and an endoscopically placed aspiration tube have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for weight loss purposes...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
Anne-Sophie Schneck, Rodolphe Anty, Stéphanie Patouraux, Stéphanie Bonnafous, Déborah Rousseau, Cynthia Lebeaupin, Beatrice Bailly-Maitre, Arnaud Sans, Albert Tran, Jean Gugenheim, Antonio Iannelli, Philippe Gual
The long-term effects of bariatric surgery on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), focusing on liver injury and hepatocyte apoptosis, are not well-established. We here performed a longitudinal study with paired liver biopsies of nine morbidly obese women (median BMI: 42 [38.7; 45.1] kg/m(2)) with NASH with a median follow-up of 55 [44; 75] months after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) surgery. LRYGB surgery was associated with significant weight loss (median BMI loss -13.7 [-16.4; -9.5] kg/m(2)), improved hepatic steatosis in all patients (55...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Stacy A Brethauer, Julietta Chang, Manoel Galvao Neto, Jan Willem Greve
BACKGROUND: Obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) continue to be growing epidemics worldwide. Although bariatric surgery remains the most effective and durable treatment for both of these chronic diseases, there is a need for therapies with risk and benefit profiles between medication and standard surgical procedures. Currently there are several endoscopic and minimally invasive therapies available worldwide to treat T2D. OBJECTIVE: To review the current evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of medical devices to treat T2D...
July 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Masayuki Uchida, Chizuru Iwamoto
AIM: The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of selected straight alkyl chain, hydroxylated chain and branched chain amino acids on gastric adaptive relaxation, as these have previously been shown to have differing effects on gastric emptying. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gastric adaptive relaxation was evaluated using a barostat in rats under urethane anesthesia. The pressure within the balloon, introduced from the mouth to the stomach, was changed stepwise from 1 to 8 mmHg...
2016: Journal of Smooth Muscle Research, Nihon Heikatsukin Gakkai Kikanshi
Yousuke Nakai, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Hiroyuki Isayama, Takao Itoi, Kazuhiko Koike
Patients with periampullary cancer or gastric cancer often develop malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) and gastric outlet obstruction (GOO), and combined MBO and GOO is not rare in these patients. Combined MBO and GOO is classified by its location and sequence, and treatment strategy can be affected by this classification. Historically, palliative surgery, hepaticojejunostomy and gastrojejunostomy were carried out, but the current standard treatment is combined transpapillary stent and duodenal stent placement...
August 23, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Gautam Sharma, Jessica Ardila-Gatas, Mena Boules, Matthew Davis, James Villamere, John Rodriguez, Stacy A Brethauer, Jeffrey Ponsky, Matthew Kroh
BACKGROUND: Surgeons may be reluctant to perform upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy in the early post-operative period due to concern for anastomotic disruption. The aim of this study was to determine the safety and feasibility of early (≤ 30 days) post-operative UGI endoscopy after roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: A retrospective data analysis of a prospectively maintained database was completed between May 2002 and March 2015 for patients that had undergone UGI endoscopy within 30 days of their RYGB...
October 2016: Surgery
Nael M Al Shammari, Abdulaziz S Alshammari, Mohammad A Alkandari, Ahmad J Abdulsalam
INTRODUCTION: Intragastric balloons are a non-surgical treatment method for obesity. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a 28year old Kuwaiti women presented with vomiting and epigastric pain two years following insertion of a intra gastric balloon. The women was diagnosed as a case of intestinal obstruction secondary to intragastric balloon migration. DISCUSSION: Most intragastric balloons, should be removed in 6 months, to prevent complications...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Alan A Saber, Saeed Shoar, Mahmoud W Almadani, Natan Zundel, Mohammed J Alkuwari, Moataz M Bashah, Raul J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: The intragastric balloon (IGB) is an adjunctive treatment for obesity. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of IGB treatment by reviewing randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A total of 20 RCTs involving 1195 patients were identified. Weight loss results before and after 3 months were analyzed separately. The weight loss results of patients with and without IGB treatment were compared. RESULTS: Our meta-analysis calculated the following significant effect sizes: 1...
July 27, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Victoria Gómez, George Woodman, Barham K Abu Dayyeh
OBJECTIVE: The effects of intragastric balloon (IGB) therapy on gastric emptying (GE) and weight loss remain to be fully understood. The effects of IGB on GE were investigated in this study. METHODS: This was a single-center, randomized, controlled study in which subjects with obesity either underwent IGB placement or were matched controls. IGB was removed at 6 months. GE was measured at baseline and at weeks 0, 8, 16, 27, and 39. Percent total body weight loss (%TBWL) was measured at 6 and 12 months...
September 2016: Obesity
Jennifer Wellington, Blake Scott, Sarba Kundu, Paula Stuart, Kenneth L Koch
: Gastroparesis (GP) is associated with loss of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) and gastric dysrhythmias such as tachygastria. We hypothesized that a subset of patients with GP, normal 3cycles per minute (cpm) gastric myoelectrical activity (GMA), and normal upper endoscopy may respond to pyloric therapies. AIMS: To determine the effect of botulinum toxin A (btA) injection or balloon dilation (BD) of the pylorus on symptoms and body weight in patients with GP and 3cpm GMA...
July 16, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Ekua Yorke, Noah Jacob Switzer, Artan Reso, Xinhe Shi, Christopher de Gara, Daniel Birch, Richdeep Gill, Shahzeer Karmali
Older models of intragastric balloons (IGBs) had unacceptably high complication rates and inconsequential weight loss. With FDA approval of newer models, we aimed to systematically examine the literature regarding the efficacy of IGB therapy for obesity. A comprehensive electronic database search was completed. Title searching was restricted to the following keywords: bariatric, gastric, gastric bypass, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, and intragastric balloon. Twenty-six primary studies (n = 6101) were included...
September 2016: Obesity Surgery
Seung-Young Oh, Hyuk-Joon Lee, Han-Kwang Yang
Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG) is a function-preserving surgery for the treatment of early gastric cancer (EGC), aiming to decrease the complication rate and improve postoperative quality of life. According to the Japanese gastric cancer treatment guidelines, PPG can be performed for cT1N0M0 gastric cancer located in the middle-third of the stomach, at least 4.0 cm away from the pylorus. Although the length of the antral cuff gradually increased, from 1.5 cm during the initial use of the procedure to 3...
June 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
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