Safety and Effectiveness of the Intragastric Balloon for Obesity. A Meta-Analysis

  title={Safety and Effectiveness of the Intragastric Balloon for Obesity. A Meta-Analysis},
  author={I. Imaz and C. Mart{\'i}nez-Cervell and Elvira Elena Garc{\'i}a-{\'A}lvarez and J. M. Sendra-Guti{\'e}rrez and J. Gonz{\'a}lez-Enr{\'i}quez},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  • I. Imaz, C. Martínez-Cervell, +2 authors J. González-Enríquez
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Obesity Surgery
  • BackgroundIntragastric balloons have been used since 1985 to treat obesity, but an evidence-based systematic review had not been previously performed. The objective of this study is to determine the safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of the most widely used balloon, BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB®), to treat obesity.MethodsSystematic literature review of Medline, Embase, and other information sources from inception to March 2006. The quality of selected studies was assessed. Meta… CONTINUE READING
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