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intragastric balloon ondansetron

Sherif A Abdelhamid, Mohamed Samir Kamel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity is a chronic disease with considerable morbidity and mortality. The intragastric balloon appears attractive for a group of patients who do not respond to medical therapy and who are not surgical candidates. Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are distressing adverse effects for these patients. Midazolam has been used as an antiemetic, both as a preventive or rescue medication. The study aims at studying effect of combined use of ondansetron and midazolam to decrease the PONV following intragastric balloon insertion...
July 2014: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
P Forestieri, G D De Palma, A Formato, M E Giuliano, A Monda, V Pilone, A Romano, S Tramontano
BACKGROUND: Various intragastric balloons have been used in obese patients for temporary weight loss. Recently, a new balloon, the Heliosphere Bag, was proposed. In a preliminary study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of this device. METHODS: The Heliosphere Bag was used in 10 patients, selected according to the guidelines for obesity surgery. The manufacturer's instructions were followed in positioning the device. Heliosphere Bag positioning was performed, after diagnostic endoscopy, under unconscious sedation...
May 2006: Obesity Surgery
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