Robert Patschke

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BACKGROUND Ghrelin, a known orexigenic hormone, has been demonstrated to be produced and released by salivary glands. Obtaining saliva for metabolism studies would be preferable for patients since the procedure is non-invasive. METHODS The present study examined serum and salivary ghrelin levels in 41 morbidly obese subjects, 45 healthy controls, and 17(More)
BACKGROUND Weight loss is associated with increased levels of adiponectin with a greater increase observed following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) compared to restrictive procedures. However, currently there are no data on changes in adiponectin following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Ghrelin was reported to be also produced by the salivary(More)
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