Track 7a: Obesity surgery

@article{Luca2004Track7O,
  title={Track 7a: Obesity surgery},
  author={Busetto Luca and Pigozzo Sabrina and De Luca Maurizio and Segato Gianni and Favretti Franco and Enzi Giuliano and Bassetto Franco and Zuliani and Francesca and Zocchi Michele and Mazzoleni Francesco and C. Valerio and Dargent J{\'e}r{\^o}me and Belachew Mitiku and Melissas and John and Miller Karl and Horber Fritz},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={S179-S187}
}
Aims: Gastric electrical stimulation with an Implantable Gastric Stimulator (IGS®) is a new procedure in obesity surgery. Preliminary data demonstrated that the IGS is safe and able to produce a sustained weight loss. However, the mechanisms of action of IGS are not completely understood. Methods: We analyzed plasma ghrelin levels in 19 morbid obese patients (BMI: 41.1±3.9 kg/m) before and 6 months after surgery. The Transcend IGS (Transneuronix, Inc.) was implanted laparoscopically…