Title

Temporary Intervention: Dental Splinting and the Intragastric Bubble.

Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-1987

Abstract

Morbid obesity is a significant health problem in the United States today. This has resulted in an intensive investigation into temporary interventions for weight control. Dental splinting does not result in long-term weight loss because patients rapidly regain weight following release of jaw fixation. The Garren-Edwards intragastric bubble was equally ineffective in achieving weight loss and was fraught with numerous complications.

Volume

16

Issue

3

First Page

451

Last Page

460

ISSN

0889-8553

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

3325426

Department(s)

Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article