• Gastroenterology Archives • MedicalExpo e-Magazine
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    The U.S.-based National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) announced in early 2017 that it will fund four artificial pancreas systems’ projects. The first artificial pancreas has been approved in 2016 by the FDA but it still requires patients to adjust insulin intakes. What the NIDDK is...

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    The Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band VC (SAGB VC) is a laparoscopically implanted medical device for the treatment of morbidly obese patients who want to achieve long-term weight reduction. It consists of a reinforcing band, a high-volume balloon and radiopaque tubing. The pre-curved implant by Ethicon (part of the...

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    Although obesity is a chronic problem, most weight-loss programmes based on dietary restriction unfortunately do not lead to long-term weight reduction. The average dieter often finds that over time, they end up heavier than when they began dieting. On the other hand, bariatric surgery, even in morbidly obese...

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    If diet, increased physical activity and medication do not sufficiently reduce weight in severely obese people, a new electronic device may help. The Maestro Rechargeable System by US-based EnteroMedics targets the nervous system and blocks vagus nerve signals between the brain and the stomach. Thus, it curbs hunger...

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    The Elipse  is a novel intragastric balloon for weight loss treatment by Allurion Technologies that does not require invasive medical procedures or anesthesia when being placed inside or removed from a patient’s body. Dr. Shantanu Gaur, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Allurion Technologies, recounts his...

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