Published in Telemedicine Week, April 25th, 2006
According to recent research from Switzerland, "Mutations of the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene are associated with up to 5.8% of monogenetic causes of obesity. Correlations between defects in MC4R and complications after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) have recently been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate whether in our patient population band-associated complications can be correlated with MC4R defects, which in turn could be a contraindication for gastric banding."
R. Peterli and colleagues at St. Claraspital explained, "Of 370...
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