gastroplasty

Summary

Summary: Surgical procedures involving the STOMACH and sometimes the lower ESOPHAGUS to correct anatomical defects, or to treat MORBID OBESITY by reducing the size of the stomach. There are several subtypes of bariatric gastroplasty, such as vertical banded gastroplasty, silicone ring vertical gastroplasty, and horizontal banded gastroplasty.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Henry Buchwald
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    JAMA 292:1724-37. 2004
  2. ncbi Lifestyle, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk factors 10 years after bariatric surgery
    Lars Sjöström
    Department of Body Composition and Metabolism, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 351:2683-93. 2004
  3. ncbi Metabolic/bariatric surgery Worldwide 2008
    Henry Buchwald
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, MMC 290, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1605-11. 2009
  4. ncbi A review of studies comparing three laparoscopic procedures in bariatric surgery: sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding
    Juan Victor A Franco
    Department of Surgery, University of Buenos Aires UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Obes Surg 21:1458-68. 2011
  5. ncbi Review of meta-analytic comparisons of bariatric surgery with a focus on laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Scott A Cunneen
    Center for Weight Loss, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:S47-55. 2008
  6. ncbi Impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on type 2 diabetes
    J B Dixon
    Obesity Research Unit, School of Primary Care Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Rev 13:57-67. 2012
  7. ncbi A prospective randomized study between laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic isolated sleeve gastrectomy: results after 1 and 3 years
    Jacques Himpens
    Department of Gastrointestinal and Obesity Surgery, European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Saint Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Obes Surg 16:1450-6. 2006
  8. ncbi Bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity: a meta-analysis of weight loss outcomes for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Jane Garb
    Biostatistics, Department of Academic Affairs, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1447-55. 2009
  9. ncbi Complications after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity: experience with 1,000 patients over 7 years
    Jean Marc Chevallier
    Departments of Digestive Surgery and Nutrition, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, 20 40 rue Leblanc, 75908 Paris Cedex 15, France
    Obes Surg 14:407-14. 2004
  10. ncbi Differential changes in dietary habits after gastric bypass versus gastric banding operations
    Barbara Ernst
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Center, Kantonsspital St Gallen, 9400, Rorschach, Switzerland
    Obes Surg 19:274-80. 2009

Detail Information

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  1. ncbi Bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Henry Buchwald
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    JAMA 292:1724-37. 2004
    ..About 5% of the US population is morbidly obese. This disease remains largely refractory to diet and drug therapy, but generally responds well to bariatric surgery...
  2. ncbi Lifestyle, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk factors 10 years after bariatric surgery
    Lars Sjöström
    Department of Body Composition and Metabolism, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 351:2683-93. 2004
    ..Weight loss is associated with short-term amelioration and prevention of metabolic and cardiovascular risk, but whether these benefits persist over time is unknown...
  3. ncbi Metabolic/bariatric surgery Worldwide 2008
    Henry Buchwald
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, MMC 290, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1605-11. 2009
    ..Bariatric surgery continues to grow worldwide, but less so than in the past. The types of procedures are in flux; trends in Europe vs USA/Canada are diametrically opposed...
  4. ncbi A review of studies comparing three laparoscopic procedures in bariatric surgery: sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding
    Juan Victor A Franco
    Department of Surgery, University of Buenos Aires UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Obes Surg 21:1458-68. 2011
    ....
  5. ncbi Review of meta-analytic comparisons of bariatric surgery with a focus on laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Scott A Cunneen
    Center for Weight Loss, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:S47-55. 2008
    ..This article summarizes those results and discusses them in relation to the 3 other published bariatric surgery meta-analyses (JAMA 2004;292:1724-37; Ann Intern Med 2005;142:547-59; and Surgery 2007;142:621-32)...
  6. ncbi Impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on type 2 diabetes
    J B Dixon
    Obesity Research Unit, School of Primary Care Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Rev 13:57-67. 2012
    ..However, there were significant shortcomings in the reviewed literature with few high-quality studies, inconsistent reporting of diabetes outcomes and high attrition rates. Long-term studies that address these limitations are needed...
  7. ncbi A prospective randomized study between laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic isolated sleeve gastrectomy: results after 1 and 3 years
    Jacques Himpens
    Department of Gastrointestinal and Obesity Surgery, European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Saint Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Obes Surg 16:1450-6. 2006
    ..Isolated sleeve gastrectomy (SG), is less common, but more invasive and with a higher learning curve. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare the results of GB and SG after 1 and 3 years of surgery...
  8. ncbi Bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity: a meta-analysis of weight loss outcomes for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Jane Garb
    Biostatistics, Department of Academic Affairs, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1447-55. 2009
    ..Although problems in study quality raised significant concerns regarding the validity of current weight loss estimates in this area, there was no evidence of publication bias...
  9. ncbi Complications after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity: experience with 1,000 patients over 7 years
    Jean Marc Chevallier
    Departments of Digestive Surgery and Nutrition, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, 20 40 rue Leblanc, 75908 Paris Cedex 15, France
    Obes Surg 14:407-14. 2004
    ..It is less efficient than gastric bypass in weight loss, but has the advantage of being potentially reversible and can improve the quality of life if mortality and morbidity are low...
  10. ncbi Differential changes in dietary habits after gastric bypass versus gastric banding operations
    Barbara Ernst
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Center, Kantonsspital St Gallen, 9400, Rorschach, Switzerland
    Obes Surg 19:274-80. 2009
    ..Reduction of food intake is an important mechanism by which bariatric procedures reduce body weight. However, only few studies have systematically assessed what patients actually eat after different types of bariatric operations...
  11. ncbi Has laparoscopic bariatric surgery been accepted in Japan? The experience of a single surgeon
    Kazunori Kasama
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Yotsuya Medical Cube, 2 7 7 Niban cho, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo, 102 0084, Japan
    Obes Surg 18:1473-8. 2008
    ..There are no adequate data regarding the experience and outcome of bariatric surgery in Asia. Here, we report on the current status of morbid obesity and the outcomes of bariatric surgery by a single surgeon in Japan...
  12. ncbi A prospective randomized trial of laparoscopic gastric bypass versus laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for the treatment of morbid obesity: outcomes, quality of life, and costs
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Ann Surg 250:631-41. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes, quality of life, and costs of laparoscopic gastric bypass versus laparoscopic gastric banding...
  13. ncbi Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of obesity surgery in patients with type-2 diabetes in three European countries
    Roger Ackroyd
    Royal Hallamshire Hospital, General Surgery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
    Obes Surg 16:1488-503. 2006
    ....
  14. ncbi Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in the United States
    Hadar Spivak
    HS Laparoscopy, Weight Loss Surgery Program, Park Plaza Hospital, 1313 Hermann Drive, 1200 Binz Suite 930, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Surg Endosc 26:1909-19. 2012
    ..Although laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) are the most common bariatric procedures performed in the past decade, little is known about their long-term (>5 years) outcomes...
  15. ncbi Lap-Band erosion: incidence and treatment
    E Niville
    Department of Abdominal Surgery, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Genk, Belgium
    Obes Surg 11:744-7. 2001
    ..Migration of the band through the stomach wall is a well-known late complication that may jeopardize the aim of the treatment--permanent weight reduction...
  16. ncbi Port complications following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity
    Andrei Keidar
    Department of Surgery B, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Obes Surg 15:361-5. 2005
    ..Port complications are considered to be minor; however, few studies have analyzed them, and the optimal technique of port implantation and management has not been elucidated...
  17. ncbi Psychosocial predictors of success after vertical banded gastroplasty
    Gerbrand C M van Hout
    Department of Medical Psychology, Catharina Hospital, P O Box 1350, 5602 ZA, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Obes Surg 19:701-7. 2009
    ..Furthermore, it would enable better patient selection and preoperative and/or postoperative counseling to improve long-term outcomes. Unfortunately, no such consistent and reproducible predictors have been found so far...
  18. pmc Body composition, dietary intake, and energy expenditure after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty: a randomized clinical trial
    Torsten Olbers
    Department of Surgery and Gastro Research, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Ann Surg 244:715-22. 2006
    ..To assess body composition, eating pattern, and basal metabolic rate in patients undergoing obesity surgery in a randomized trial...
  19. ncbi Adjustable gastric banding and conventional therapy for type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    JAMA 299:316-23. 2008
    ..Observational studies suggest that surgically induced loss of weight may be effective therapy for type 2 diabetes...
  20. ncbi The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap-Band): a prospective study of medium-term effects on weight, health and quality of life
    Paul E O'Brien
    Monash Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Australia
    Obes Surg 12:652-60. 2002
    ..Obesity is now one of our major public health problems. Effective and acceptable treatment options are needed. The Lap-Band system is placed laparoscopically and allows adjustment of the level of gastric restriction...
  21. ncbi Obesity surgery: evidence-based guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
    S Sauerland
    European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Post Office Box 335, Veldhoven, AH, 5500, The Netherlands
    Surg Endosc 19:200-21. 2005
    ..These guidelines intend to define the comparative effectiveness and surrounding circumstances of the various types of obesity surgery...
  22. ncbi Predictive factors of outcome after gastric banding: a nationwide survey on the role of center activity and patients' behavior
    Jean Marc Chevallier
    Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, Service de Chirurgie Digestive, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    Ann Surg 246:1034-9. 2007
    ..This study at a nationwide level focused on predictive factors of success and analyzed how the experience of the centers relates to the patients' outcomes at 1 and 2 years after surgery...
  23. ncbi Psychosocial predictors of success following bariatric surgery
    Gerbrand C M van Hout
    Department of Medical Psychology, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Obes Surg 15:552-60. 2005
    ..Understanding the relationship between potential predictive variables and success after bariatric surgery will enable better patient selection, and the development of interventions to improve outcome...
  24. ncbi Psychosocial predictors of weight loss after bariatric surgery
    Johann F Kinzl
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Obes Surg 16:1609-14. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi Nutritional consequences of adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass: a 1-year prospective study
    Muriel Coupaye
    Explorations Fonctionnelles, Centre de Référence de l Obésité, Hôpital Louis Mourier AP HP, 178 rue des Renouillers, 92700, Colombes, France
    Obes Surg 19:56-65. 2009
    ..However, no study has compared the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies after these two bariatric procedures. WE PROSPECTIVELY COMPARED: To prospectively compare the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies after AGB and GBP...
  26. ncbi Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for the treatment of morbid (grade 3) obesity and its metabolic complications: a three-year study
    Antonio E Pontiroli
    Universita degli Studi di Milano, Cattedra di Medicina Interna, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:3555-61. 2002
    ....
  27. ncbi Meta-analysis: surgical treatment of obesity
    Melinda A Maggard
    Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, RAND Health Division, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:547-59. 2005
    ..Controversy exists regarding the effectiveness of surgery for weight loss and the resulting improvement in health-related outcomes...
  28. ncbi Metabolic surgery to treat type 2 diabetes: clinical outcomes and mechanisms of action
    Francesco Rubino
    Weill Cornell Medical College New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA
    Annu Rev Med 61:393-411. 2010
    ....
  29. ncbi The surgical technique of the Fobi-Pouch operation for obesity (the transected silastic vertical gastric bypass)
    M A Fobi
    Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity, Bellwood General Hospital, Bellflower 90706, USA
    Obes Surg 8:283-8. 1998
    ..Our results and those of other surgeons who have used this modification substantiate the rationale for the modifications entailed in the FPO. Our longer-term experience and results are being compiled for publication...
  30. ncbi Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: a 10-year single-centre experience of 575 cases with weight loss following surgery
    A Alhamdani
    Directorate of General Surgery, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland SR4 7TP, UK
    Obes Surg 22:1029-38. 2012
    ..Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the commonest bariatric procedures in the UK. This study reports our experience with this procedure over the last 10 years...
  31. ncbi Analysis of poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Jason Kasza
    Department of Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 6B, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:41-7. 2011
    ..This study reviews the LGB experience at an urban academic center in terms of complications, reoperative rates, and comorbidities...
  32. ncbi Weight loss and improvement of obesity-related illness in 500 U.S. patients following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure
    Hadar Spivak
    Park Plaza Hospital Professional Bldg, 1200 Binz, Ste 1470, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Am J Surg 189:27-32. 2005
    ..Obesity and its related illness is a primary health concern today...
  33. pmc Increased postprandial energy expenditure may explain superior long term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass compared to vertical banded gastroplasty
    Malin Werling
    Department of Gastrosurgical Research and Education, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Sahlgrenska, Gothenburg, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e60280. 2013
    Gastric bypass results in greater weight loss than Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear...
  34. ncbi Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity
    Paul E O'Brien
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Australia
    Arch Surg 138:376-82. 2003
  35. ncbi Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Jacques Himpens
    The European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Saint Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Arch Surg 146:802-7. 2011
    ..To determine the long-term efficacy and safety of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) for morbid obesity...
  36. ncbi Long-term results of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in patients lost to follow-up
    W W te Riele
    Department of General Surgery, St Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 97:1535-40. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the results of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in patients lost to follow-up...
  37. ncbi Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding via pars flaccida versus perigastric positioning: technique, complications, and results in 2,549 patients
    Nicola Di Lorenzo
    Italian Group for LapBand, Città della Scienza, Naples, Italy
    Surg Endosc 24:1519-23. 2010
    ..Retrospective multicenter analysis of the results of two different approaches for band positioning: perigastric and pars flaccida...
  38. ncbi Pouch enlargement and band slippage: two different entities
    F Moser
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, University of Illinois, 840 South Wood St Room 435 E, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:1021-9. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi National trends in utilization and outcomes of bariatric surgery
    T L Trus
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 0001, USA
    Surg Endosc 19:616-20. 2005
    ..Because of the growing interest in surgery to treat morbid obesity, this study examined changes in the utilization and in-hospital outcomes of bariatric surgery in the United States over a 10-year period...
  40. ncbi Bariatric surgery and long-term control of morbid obesity
    Robert E Brolin
    Bariatric Surgery, Saint Peter s University Hospital, 254 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    JAMA 288:2793-6. 2002
  41. ncbi National trends in use and outcome of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Marcelo W Hinojosa
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:150-5. 2009
    ..Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is gaining popularity in the United States. Our objective was to examine the use and outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding at academic medical centers...
  42. ncbi Band erosion after laparoscopic gastric banding: a retrospective analysis of 865 patients over 5 years
    P T Cherian
    Shropshire Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgery Unit, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford TF6 1TF, England
    Surg Endosc 24:2031-8. 2010
    ..Because a significant proportion of the band insertions (65%) were undertaken by an operator beyond his learning curve, the authors hoped to gain a mature, comprehensive understanding of this significant complication...
  43. ncbi Desflurane versus sevoflurane for laparoscopic gastroplasty in morbidly obese patients
    Manuel C Vallejo
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Anesth 19:3-8. 2007
    To determine if desflurane results in a faster emergence as measured by time to eye opening compared to sevoflurane in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic gastroplasty.
  44. ncbi Treatment of mild to moderate obesity with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or an intensive medical program: a randomized trial
    Paul E O'Brien
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Intern Med 144:625-33. 2006
    ..Obesity is a major, growing health problem. Observational studies suggest that bariatric surgery is more effective than nonsurgical therapy, but no randomized, controlled trials have confirmed this...
  45. ncbi Adenocarcinoma of the pouch after silastic ring vertical gastroplasty
    Christophe Zirak
    Department of Soft Tissue Surgery, Hopital Ambroise Pare, 2, boulevard Kennedy, 7000 Mons, Belgium
    Obes Surg 12:693-4. 2002
    ..because of epigastralgia, anorexia and recently increased vomiting, 2 years after silastic ring vertical gastroplasty. On gastroscopy, a tumor mass was visualized in the pouch near the "neo-pylorus"...
  46. ncbi Translumenal endoscopic drainage of abdominal abscess due to early migration of adjustable gastric band
    Josemberg M Campos
    Obes Surg 20:247-50. 2010
    ..During the follow-up, the mucosa covering the band was incised in two more sessions to hasten the erosion process. Endoscopic removal was done 7 months after the drainage...
  47. ncbi Small bowel obstruction secondary to intragastric erosion and migration of a gastric band
    D M Egbeare
    Department of Surgery, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DW, UK
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:983-4. 2008
    ..As bariatric surgery becomes more common, patients with complications of their procedure may present to the general surgeon as an emergency. We recommend early intervention in patients with gastric erosion...
  48. pmc Exaggerated glucagon-like peptide-1 and blunted glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide secretion are associated with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass but not adjustable gastric banding
    Judith Korner
    Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:597-601. 2007
    ....
  49. ncbi Laparoscopic gastric bypass as a revision procedure after transoral gastroplasty
    Jean Closset
    Medicosurgical Department of Gastroenterology, Erasmus Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    Obes Surg 21:1-4. 2011
    Transoral gastroplasty (TOGA) has been offered as an investigational alternative restrictive procedure in our hospital for the last 3 years...
  50. ncbi Studies of Swedish adjustable gastric band and Lap-Band: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Scott A Cunneen
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:174-85. 2008
    ..This is the first systematic review and meta-analysis of the large body of data describing the Swedish adjustable gastric band (SAGB) and Lap-Band (LB)...
  51. ncbi Metachronous cancer of gastroplasty after esophagectomy
    A Atmani
    Service de Chirurgie Generale, Hopital La Cavale Blanche, Brest France
    Dis Esophagus 19:512-5. 2006
    ..Gastrectomy is proposed for surgical treatment but the operating procedure is complex with a high morbidity rate. Lesions detected at an early stage could be treated by minimally invasive surgery such as endoscopic mucosal resection...
  52. ncbi Use of gentamicin in the treatment of access-port infections
    S Speybrouck
    Department of Surgery, Imeldahospital, Bonheiden, Antwerp, Belgium
    Obes Surg 15:1278-81. 2005
    ..A therapy concept for access-port infections is presented...
  53. ncbi Changes in liver histology accompanying massive weight loss after gastroplasty for morbid obesity
    Charalabos Stratopoulos
    First Department of Surgery and Transplant Center, Evagelismos Hospital of Athens, Greece
    Obes Surg 15:1154-60. 2005
    ..Our goal was to evaluate the alterations in liver histology and biochemistry before and after weight loss in 51 morbidly obese patients following Mason's vertical banded gastroplasty.
  54. ncbi Laparoscopic Swedish adjustable gastric banding: a five-year prospective study
    Rudolf Steffen
    OBEX Institute, Hirslanden Clinic, Department of Surgery, Zurich and Berne, Switzerland
    Obes Surg 13:404-11. 2003
    ..Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a popular bariatric operation in Europe. However, the long-term complication rate and weight loss are still unclear...
  55. ncbi The Magenstrasse and Mill operation for morbid obesity
    David Johnston
    The Academic Department of Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary and the University of Leeds, Leeds, England, UK
    Obes Surg 13:10-6. 2003
    Our aim was to evolve a simpler, more physiological type of gastroplasty that would dispense with implanted foreign material such as bands and reservoirs...
  56. ncbi Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in 1,791 consecutive obese patients: 12-year results
    Franco Favretti
    Department of Surgery, Regional Hospital Vicenza, Italy
    Obes Surg 17:168-75. 2007
    ..This study examines 1,791 consecutive laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) procedures with up to 12 years follow-up. Long-term results of LAGB with a high follow-up rate are not common...
  57. ncbi Effect of weight loss on bone metabolism: comparison of vertical banded gastroplasty and medical intervention
    Engin Guney
    Medical Faculty of Adnan Menderes University, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Turkey
    Obes Surg 13:383-8. 2003
    ..We studied the effects of weight loss on bone metabolism...
  58. ncbi A prospective randomized trial of placement of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band: comparison of the perigastric and pars flaccida pathways
    Paul E O'Brien
    The Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University and The Avenue Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Obes Surg 15:820-6. 2005
    ..We have tested this hypothesis using a randomized controlled trial format...
  59. ncbi Changes in body composition, metabolic profile and nutritional status 24 months after gastric banding
    C Gasteyger
    Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Obes Surg 16:243-50. 2006
    ..However, its consequences on nutritional status still remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of LAGB on body composition, metabolic profile and nutritional status in obese, premenopausal women...
  60. ncbi Comparison of comorbidity resolution and improvement between laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Juan J Omana
    Division of Laparoscopic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:2513-7. 2010
    ..The comorbid conditions included were type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HTN), hyperlipidemias (LPD), degenerative joint disease (DJD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and asthma...
  61. ncbi A step-by-step guide to placement of the LAP-BAND adjustable gastric banding system
    George A Fielding
    Wesley Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital, Suite 93, 30 Chasely Street, Auchenflower 4066, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Am J Surg 184:26S-30S. 2002
    ....
  62. ncbi Gastric banding induces negative bone remodelling in the absence of secondary hyperparathyroidism: potential role of serum C telopeptides for follow-up
    V Giusti
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital CHUV, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1429-35. 2005
    ..Data about the consequences of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) on phospho-calcic and bone metabolism remain scarce...
  63. ncbi Intracolonic penetration of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding tube
    Jens Hartmann
    Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Charite Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    Obes Surg 16:203-5. 2006
    ..A rare complication is penetration of the band into the stomach. We report the penetration of the tube connecting the port system with the gastric band, into the colon 1 year after treatment of a port infection...
  64. ncbi Obesity surgery results depending on technique performed: long-term outcome
    J A Gracia
    Department of Surgery, Hospital Clinico Universitario Lozano Blesa, 50009, Zaragoza, Spain
    Obes Surg 19:432-8. 2009
    ..This is why bariatric surgery results must be analyzed in long-term follow-up. The aim of this study was to extend the analysis over 5 years, evaluating weight loss, morbidity, and mortality of the surgical procedures performed...
  65. ncbi Obesity and its surgical management
    Edward H Livingston
    VAMC Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, UCLA Bariatric Surgery Program, BOX 95 6904, UCLA School of Medicine, 90095 6904, USA
    Am J Surg 184:103-13. 2002
    ..of Health Consensus Panel reviewed the indications and types of operations, concluding that the banded gastroplasty and gastric bypass were acceptable operations for treating seriously obese patients...
  66. ncbi Laparoscopic band repositioning for pouch dilatation/slippage after gastric banding: disappointing results
    M Suter
    Department of Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Obes Surg 11:507-12. 2001
    ..Reoperation is necessary in most cases, and may consist of band removal, band change, band repositioning, or conversion to another bariatric procedure...
  67. ncbi Quality of life after bariatric surgery--a comparative study of laparoscopic banding vs. bypass
    Markus K Muller
    Division of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Obes Surg 18:1551-7. 2008
    ..Laparoscopic gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are widely used for the treatment of morbid obesity. The impact of these two procedures on health-related quality of life has not been analyzed in comparative studies...
  68. ncbi A 6-year experience with the Swedish adjustable gastric band Prospective long-term audit of laparoscopic gastric banding
    J Zehetner
    Department of Surgery, Aarberg Hospital, CH 3270, Aarberg, Switzerland
    Surg Endosc 19:21-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to assess and analyze the effects, complications, and outcomes after the implantation of the Swedish adjustable gastric band (SAGB) in long-term follow-up...
  69. ncbi Long-term results and complications following adjustable gastric banding
    Monika Lanthaler
    Department of Visceral, Transplantation and Thoracic Surgery, Centre for Operative Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria
    Obes Surg 20:1078-85. 2010
    ..Our long-term results are good with regard to weight loss in those patients who still have their band in situ. This is accompanied by a high complication rate and a 29% band loss rate...
  70. ncbi Quality of life after sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding
    Joshua B Alley
    Department of Surgery, Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:31-40. 2012
    ..The purpose of our study was to re-evaluate the postoperative quality of life in LAGB and SG patients at a military teaching hospital in the United States...
  71. ncbi Inhibin B in men with severe obesity and after weight reduction following gastroplasty
    Hadas Globerman
    Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Endocr Res 31:17-26. 2005
    ..gonadal hormones in 17 obese men before (baseline) and after weight reduction following silastic ring vertical gastroplasty (SRVG). Their baseline body mass index (BMI) was 44.3 +/- 1.7 kg/ m2, mean +/- standard error of the mean (SEM)...
  72. ncbi Neural and humoral changes associated with the adjustable gastric band: insights from a rodent model
    J Kampe
    Department of Physiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:1403-11. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to examine changes in activation of the sensory neuronal pathways and levels of circulating gut hormones associated with inflation of an AGB...
  73. ncbi Biliopancreatic diversion with transient gastroplasty and duodenal switch: long-term results of a multicentric study
    Giacomo Pata
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, 1st Division of General Surgery, University of Brescia, Brescia Civic Hospital, Italy
    Surgery 153:413-22. 2013
    ..This retrospective study reported the results of 15 years of follow-up after open BPD coupled with a type of transient gastroplasty (TG) and duodenal switch (DS), termed BPD-TG with DS.
  74. ncbi [Effects of breathing exercises on breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion after gastroplasty]
    Georgia Miranda Tomich
    Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    J Bras Pneumol 36:197-204. 2010
    ..To evaluate breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion during breathing exercises...
  75. ncbi Laparoscopic gastric banding is safe in outpatient surgical centers
    Chris Cobourn
    Surgical Weight Loss Centre, Mississauga, ON, Canada
    Obes Surg 20:415-22. 2010
    ..This study was designed to investigate the safety of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) as an outpatient procedure for morbid obesity in Canada...
  76. ncbi Revisional surgery after restrictive procedures for morbid obesity
    Natan Zundel
    Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 20:338-43. 2010
    ..currently in use: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and vertical banded gastroplasty. The first two procedures are more commonly used, and the third is losing favor with surgeons...
  77. ncbi A prospective multicenter study of 163 sleeve gastrectomies: results at 1 and 2 years
    D Nocca
    CHU Montpellier, Montpellier, France
    Obes Surg 18:560-5. 2008
    ..Our team has designed a multicenter prospective study for the evaluation of the effectiveness and feasibility of this operation as a restrictive procedure...
  78. ncbi Comparison of weight loss and morbidity after gastric bypass and gastric banding. A single center European experience
    W W te Riele
    Department of Surgery, Sint Antonius Ziekenhuis, Koekoekslaan 1, 3435 CM, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
    Obes Surg 18:11-6. 2008
    ..Gastric bypass and gastric banding are widely used to treat morbid obesity and both procedures offer certain advantages. The indication for these two treatment options continue to be subject to debate...
  79. ncbi Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty. A multicenter prospective study of 200 procedures
    D Nocca
    Department of Digestive Surgery Pr Fabre, Hopital Saint Eloi, University Hospital of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
    Surg Endosc 21:870-4. 2007
    ..obesity in Europe is laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), even though laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (LVBG) is still considered to be a gold standard restrictive option in bariatric surgery...
  80. ncbi Endoluminal gastroplasty (EndoCinch) versus endoscopic polymer implantation (Enteryx) for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease: 6-month results of a prospective, randomized trial
    Dirk Domagk
    Department of Medicine B, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, D 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:422-30. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare and determine the efficiency and safety of two newly introduced endoscopic antireflux procedures in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
  81. ncbi BMI is the main determinant of the circulating leptin in women after vertical banded gastroplasty
    Liolia Zabrocka
    Department of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
    Obes Res 12:505-12. 2004
    To assess the main determinant of serum leptin concentration changes in morbidly obese patients treated by banded vertical gastroplasty.
  82. ncbi Experience with over 3,000 open and laparoscopic bariatric procedures: multivariate analysis of factors related to leak and resultant mortality
    A Z Fernandez
    Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Post Office Box 980428, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:193-7. 2004
    ..Intestinal leak is a potentially lethal complication of Roux en-Y gastric bypass (GBP). Identification of patients at high risk for leak may reduce complication rates of surgeons early in the procedure learning curve...
  83. ncbi Laparoscopic gastric bypass as a reoperative bariatric surgery for failed open restrictive procedures
    J de Csepel
    Division of Laparoscopic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, One Gustave L. Levy Place, 1103, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Surg Endosc 15:393-7. 2001
    ..Our initial experience suggests that laparoscopic gastric bypass is a safe and feasible reoperative bariatric procedure. Confirmation awaits a larger series of patients with follow-up data...
  84. ncbi Carcinoma in the gastric pouch years after vertical banded gastroplasty
    P K Jain
    Department of General Surgery, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK
    Obes Surg 13:136-7. 2003
    A 67-year-old lady presented with anemia and weight loss 15 years after vertical banded gastroplasty. The cancer was confined to the pouch, which is suggestive of a relationship to the anti-obesity surgery...
  85. ncbi Postoperative management of laparoscopic gastric banding
    Luca Busetto
    Obesity Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Obes Surg 13:121-7. 2003
    ..The authors investigated the postoperative management of morbidly obese patients treated by laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) with the Lap-Band System...
  86. ncbi Quality of life following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding - the Swedish band and the Moorehead-Ardelt questionnaire
    Pekka Tolonen
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vasa Central Hospital, Finland
    Obes Surg 13:424-6. 2003
    ..Although weight loss is an important immediate outcome after gastric banding operations, quality of life (QOL) has been shown to be an equally important outcome measure...
  87. ncbi An assessment of vertical banded gastroplasty-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity
    Joseph F Capella
    Department of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA
    Am J Surg 183:117-23. 2002
    ..The technique incorporates a small pouch along the lesser curvature of the stomach, an outlet restricted by a nondistensible band and a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass...
  88. ncbi Experience with Lap-band System up to 7 years
    Marc Vertruyen
    Department of Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery, Europe St Michel Clinic, Brussels, Belgium
    Obes Surg 12:569-72. 2002
    ..Morbid obesity occurs in 2-5% of the population of Western countries. Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding was designed to be a minimally invasive, adjustable and reversible procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity...
  89. ncbi Gastric cancer occurring after vertical banded gastroplasty
    Alexandros Papakonstantinou
    1st Surgical Department, Organ Transplantation Unit, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Obes Surg 12:118-20. 2002
    A case of gastric cancer after vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) is presented. A 44-year-old man presented with vomiting and weight loss 6 years after VBG. Endoscopy revealed a poorly differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma...
  90. ncbi Resting energy expenditure and fuel metabolism following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in severely obese women: relationships with excess weight lost
    F Galtier
    centre d investigation clinique, Hopital St Eloi, Montpellier Cedex, France
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1104-10. 2006
    ....
  91. ncbi Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty--an effective long-term therapy for morbidly obese patients?
    T Olbers
    Department of Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Frolunda Specialist Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Obes Surg 11:726-30. 2001
    Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) has previously been documented as an effective treatment for morbid obesity. We have described a laparoscopic technique to perform this operation. Follow-up data are now presented.
  92. ncbi Prospective, multicenter, 3-year trial of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the MIDBAND™
    Christian Gouillat
    Centre de chirurgie de l obésité, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, 69 317, Lyon, France
    Obes Surg 22:572-81. 2012
    ..This study aimed to prospectively assess LAGB safety and effectiveness outcomes using the MIDBAND™ (MID, Dardilly, France)...
  93. ncbi One-year cost-effectiveness of surgical treatment of morbid obesity: vertical banded gastroplasty versus Lap-Band
    Ghislaine A P G van Mastrigt
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Technology Assessment, Maastricht University, and Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Obes Surg 16:75-84. 2006
    ..This study was designed as an economic evaluation alongside a randomized clinical trial. The object of this study was to evaluate the 1-year cost-effectiveness of surgical treatment of morbid obesity comparing two operations...
  94. ncbi Safety, feasibility and weight loss after transoral gastroplasty: First human multicenter study
    J Deviere
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatopancreatology, ULB, Hopital Erasme, Route de Lennik 808, B 1070, Brussels, Belgium
    Surg Endosc 22:589-98. 2008
    ..To evaluate the safety and feasibility in human subjects of a new transoral restrictive procedure for the treatment of obesity...
  95. ncbi Simultaneous gastric and colic laparoscopic adjustable gastric band migration. Complication of bariatric surgery
    Antónia Afonso Póvoa
    General Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia Espinho, EPE, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
    Obes Surg 20:796-800. 2010
    ..LAGB migration to colon or stomach is described in literature isolated. Simultaneous erosion to stomach and colon lumen, with a gastrocolic fistula formation, has never been described before, making this case a unique one...
  96. ncbi 10-year follow-up of laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty: good results in selected patients
    Gitana Scozzari
    Digestive Surgery and Center for Minimal Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Turin, Italy
    Ann Surg 252:831-9. 2010
    To evaluate the long-term results of laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) for morbid obesity.
  97. ncbi The Lap-Band system in a North American population
    S Ross Fox
    The Medical Services Organization, Surgical Weight Loss Clinic, Tacoma, Washington 98418, USA
    Obes Surg 13:275-80. 2003
    ..However, prior to U.S. FDA approval in June 2001, U.S. patients had to travel out of the U.S. for this procedure. This study reports on a series of U.S. patients who requested off-shore referral for LAGB placement...
  98. ncbi Gastric banding or bypass? A systematic review comparing the two most popular bariatric procedures
    Jeffrey A Tice
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 1732, USA
    Am J Med 121:885-93. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the balance of patient-oriented clinical outcomes for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass...
  99. ncbi Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the super-super-obese (body mass index >60 kg/m(2))
    Michel Gagner
    Department of Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Surg Today 38:399-403. 2008
    ....
  100. ncbi Laparoscopic gastric re-banding versus laparoscopic gastric bypass as a rescue operation for patients with pouch dilatation
    M Lanthaler
    Department of General and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Obes Surg 16:484-7. 2006
    ..The authors assessed whether laparoscopic rebanding or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) is the best approach for failed gastric banding after pouch dilatation...
  101. ncbi Band revision versus Roux-en-Y gastric bypass conversion as salvage operation after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Ali Ardestani
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:33-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of the present study was to compare the different reoperative approaches after LAGB placement. The present study was conducted at a tertiary referral academic medical center in the United States...

Research Grants27

  1. Realistic Techniques for Virtual Surgery
    Suvranu De; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network
    Arun J Sanyal; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..lipidomic signature of NASH, (b) to perform a randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic adjustable band gastroplasty (LABG) for adults with NASH who have a BMI between 30-45...
  3. Leptin and Neuroendocrine Gene Regulation in Obesity
    Judith Korner; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Leptin and Neuroendocrine Gene Regulation in Obesity
    Judith Korner; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Leibel and Dr. Wardlaw, are experienced in basic and clinical research. They are easily accessible, enthusiastic about my projects, and will facilitate my transition to status as an independent investigator. ..
  5. Changes in sexual function following bariatric surgery
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed study is innovative, as it will provide new and important information on the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on these important areas of quality of life. ..
  6. Postoperative dietary counseling after bariatric surgery
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Results of this study could have a significant impact on the postoperative care of these individuals. ..
  7. Obesity, Body Image and Weight Maintenance
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These studies have been selected to further develop my knowledge of the treatment of obesity, and the training program has been designed to facilitate my development as an independent investigator in the field of obesity. ..
  8. ENTERIC PHYSIOLOGY OF THE TRANSPLANTED GUT
    Michael Sarr; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This proposal will define important, novel neural mechanisms regulating motor and absorptive function in the denervated gut. Selected aspects have translational value to clinical gut transplantation. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. MOLECULAR GENETICS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
    Donald Black; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The goal of the study is to identify one or more SZ susceptibility genes whose subsequent characterization inmolecular and functional studies will elucidate the pathophysiology and treatment of SZ. ..
  10. Environmental Obesity Treatment: A Simplified Approach to Food Categorization
    Christopher Ochner; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If supermarkets nationwide were willing to implement this system, even a small statistical effect may have a clinically significant effect in combating the [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Comparative Effectiveness Research
    David R Flum; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Surgical and interventional services span the continuum of healthcare conditions and SCOAP CERTN will have immediate capacity for investigators interested in almost any of AHRQ's priority conditions. ..
  12. Beta Cell Adaptation to Stress in Baboon Pancreas After Partial Pancreatectomy
    FRANCO BATTISTA FOLLI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  13. Behavioral Intervention for Weight Loss Failure After Bariatric Surgery
    Melissa Kalarchian; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. A Family-Genetic Study of Pathological Gambling
    Donald Black; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Optimizing Lifestyle Adjustment in Weight Loss Surgery
    Melissa Kalarchian; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Future work may focus on adding adjunctive treatment components such as weight loss medication, the effects of which have not been adequately studied in bariatric surgery patients. ..
  16. Adolescent Gastric By-Pass and Diabetic Precursors
    Thomas Inge; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  17. PURDUE INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM
    TERRY POWLEY; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Students trained in the interdisciplinary Purdue Integrative Neuroscience program will make substantial contributions to mental health research and its applications in the next century. ..
  18. AUTONOMIC CONTROL OF BODY WEIGHT AND FEEDING
    TERRY POWLEY; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. A Cognitive Group Treatment for Borderline Outpatients
    Donald Black; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. Videoscopic Drainage of Infected Pancreatic Collections
    Karen Horvath; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The long-term goal is to use data obtained from this study as the basis for a multicenter, Phase III, randomized study comparing the VARD to the current standard of care, open surgical necrosectomy. ..
  21. Gene Expression in Prediabetes: Potential Role of PGC-1
    MARY PATTI; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  22. Pulse Doppler Ultrasound Imaging System
    JOAN CARROLL; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. Bupropion VS Placebo to Treat Pathological Gambling
    Donald Black; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. Race and Health Outcomes Associated with Obesity
    Christina Wee; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our findings could also guide the setting of public health priorities and the targeting of specific initiatives to reduce racial disparities in healthcare and mortality. ..
  25. Bariatric Surgery Outcome/Cost in Medicare Beneficiaries
    David Flum; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..3. Perform a modeled cost effectiveness analysis of bariatric procedures compared to non-surgical approaches. ..
  26. SYSTOLIC CARDIAC FUNCTION IN OBESITY AND EXERCISE
    JOAN CARROLL; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Because such a large segment of the American population is overweight or obese, knowledge and insight gained from these studies can have far-reaching effects. ..
  27. SYSTOLIC CARDIAC FUNCTION IN OBESITY AND EXERCISE
    JOAN CARROLL; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Because such a large segment of the American population is overweight or obese, the knowledge and insight gained from these studies can have far-reaching effects. ..