Temporary Intervention: Dental Splinting and the Intragastric Bubble.
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.
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Lieber, C. P., Seinige, U. L., Sataloff, D. M., Blake, H. 2., & Rovito, P. F. (1987). Temporary intervention: dental splinting and the intragastric bubble. Gastroenterology Clinics Of North America, 16(3), 451-460.
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