Selection of electrical algorithms to treat obesity with intermittent vagal block using an implantable medical device.

@article{Camilleri2009SelectionOE,
  title={Selection of electrical algorithms to treat obesity with intermittent vagal block using an implantable medical device.},
  author={Michael Camilleri and James Toouli and Miguel F Herrera and Lilian Kow and Juan Pablo Pantoja and Charles J. Billington and Katherine S. Tweden and Richard W. Wilson and Frank Moody},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={224-9; discussion 229-30}
}
BACKGROUND A laparoscopically implantable electrical device that intermittently blocks both vagi near the esophagogastric junction led to significant excess weight loss (EWL) in an initial clinical trial in obese patients. The study objective was to optimize therapy algorithms and determine the EWL achieved with a second-generation device at university hospitals in Australia, Norway, and Switzerland. METHODS Data acquired during the initial clinical trial were analyzed and subsequently used… CONTINUE READING
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