AffiliationDepartment of General Surgery, Institute of Clinical Outcomes Research and, Education (iCORE), St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., Aislinghogan@yahoo.com
MeSH*Electric Stimulation Therapy
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CitationSurg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2009 Apr;19(2):85-9.
JournalSurgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques
AbstractAdvances in clinical applications of electricity have been vast since the launch of Hayman's first cardiac pacemaker more than 70 years ago. Gastric electrical stimulation devices have been recently licensed for treatment of gastroparesis and preliminary studies examining their potential for use in refractory obesity yield promising results.