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Kfar Saba, Israel

Metacure is a medical device company dedicated to the development and commercialization of minimally invasive treatment for diabesity, the combination of Diabetes Type 2 and obesity, arguably today's most prevalent global health epidemic. Wikipedia.

Bohdjalian A.,University of Vienna | Aviv R.,MetaCure | Prager G.,University of Vienna | Schindler K.,Medical University of Vienna | And 3 more authors.
Obesity Surgery

Background: The association between phase II of the motor migratory complex (MMC) and hunger remains poorly understood, which may be important in non-diabetic and diabetic obese subjects where gastric inter-digestive motility has been often reported as impaired. We characterize phase II of the MMC and its predictive power on food intake, weight loss, and glycemia in non-diabetic (OB) and diabetic (DM) obese subjects treated with gastric stimulation for 6 months. Methods: Twelve OB and 12 DM subjects were implanted with bipolar electrodes connected to a gastric stimulator capable of recording antrum electromechanical activity. Results: The phase II mean interval size and duration increased from 156∈±∈121 to 230∈±∈228 s and from 98∈±∈33 to 130∈±∈35 min (p∈<∈0. 05) in OB and from 158∈±∈158 to180∈±∈112 s and from 77∈±∈26 to 109∈±∈18 min (p∈<∈0.05) in DM after 6 months. There was a significant trend of meals to interrupt the late rather than the early phase II. Nonlinear regression analysis demonstrated that weight loss in OB was significantly associated with the change in interval size of the late phase II and with phase II duration. In the DM group, weight loss and glycemia were also significantly associated with the change in the interval size of the early phase II. Conclusions: Gastric stimulation delivered in the digestive period can modify the length of the MMC and the contractility in its longest component, phase II. The duration and contractility of the MMC can determine to some extent future intake and, thus, influence energy balance. © 2012 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. Source

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A method of treating a metabolic condition in a patient, comprising:

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Electrical organ and muscle stimulators used in the treatment of diabetes.

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Mission Statement There is a pressing need for better type 2 diabetes treatments capable of addressing the global diabetes pandemic. We are devoted to improving the health and quality of life of hundreds of millions of type 2 diabetes patients by shifting the disease treatment to a clinically and economically effective, one-time, safe and minimally invasive procedure ...

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