[Results and critical analysis of the treatment of obesity with the intragastric balloon].

@article{Abri1988ResultsAC,
  title={[Results and critical analysis of the treatment of obesity with the intragastric balloon].},
  author={O Abri and I Schwenger-Holst and L M Hermanns and E. Kraas and Wayne C. Schairer},
  journal={Langenbecks Archiv fur Chirurgie},
  year={1988},
  volume={373 1},
  pages={5-11}
}
UNLABELLED In 54 patients with excessive obesity a silicone balloon was implanted endoscopically into the stomach. The overweight amounted to 76% (median) by Broca's formula. The therapeutical plan included balloon-implantation, dietary treatment, psychotherapeutical guidance, kineto-therapy and balloon-extraction. According to their therapeutical compliance there were three different groups of patients: G1 - maintenance of therapy; G2 - discontinuation of therapy; G3 - no additional therapy at… CONTINUE READING