Transradial Selective Catheterization of the Celiac Artery in Obese Patients
BACKGROUND: - Obesity, with its associated comorbidities, is set to become a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the 21st century. To this day, diet and medical therapy have proven only limited efficacy and bariatric surgery remains the last resort for many severely obese patients who wish to lose weight, modify their cardiovascular risk factors and ultimately modify their long-term prognosis. However, bariatric surgery remains associated with significant procedural morbidity and many patients are not eligible for such a surgery procedure as the risk-benefit ratio of bariatric surgery in ...
Using Virtual Reality for Patients With Gastrointestinal Disease
The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effect and impact of a technology which creates a virtual reality (VR), personalized representation of a patient's endoscopic findings in comparison our standard practice (SP). Our study will compare the level of knowledge, understanding and satisfaction the patient and family have between those receiving SP and those receiving both SP and VR.