Magnetic Beads for Reflux?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is considered to be a structural disorder. Usually the problem lies in the lower esophageal sphincter, that in certain patients is a little too loose at times, sending acidic stomach contents back up into the esophagus. The disease can lead to painful erosive esophagitis, or even serious conditions such as esophageal cancer.
A new clinical trial for the LINX Reflux Management System, a product of Torax Medical, Inc. (Shoreview, MN), is being conducted at selected U.S. and European centers. The device, described as a "bracelet" around the Lower Esophageal Sphincter composed of a series of miniature magnetic beads, can be implanted laparoscopically.
One of the hospitals in the United States, the UC San Diego Medical Center.. To Read More... Clcik Here...
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