The authors evaluated, retrospectively, the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty impact in seven HIV patients, regarding effectiveness and safety outcomes. The mean baseline body mass index (BMI) was 33.76 kg/m2. The mean baseline CD4+ cell count was 690.43 cells/mm3, and the baseline viral load was undetectable. After 6 months, absolute weight loss, percentage of excess weight loss, percentage total weight loss, and BMI reduction were 20.2 ± 2.6 kg, 85.5 ± 11.1%, 21.3 ± 2.4%, and 7.1 ± 0.8 kg/m2, respectively. No patients presented severe adverse events. After 6 months, the viral load remained undetectable and the mean CD4+ cell count was 710.57 cells/mm3. The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is an effective and safe procedure to perform in obese HIV patients.
Obesity Gastroplasty Endoscopy Endoscopic therapy HIV AIDS Infectiology
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All procedures performed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Patients have signed the informed consent form.
Conflict of Interest
Marco Silva has no conflict of interest to declare. Also Luiz Gustavo de Quadros is a consultant of Apollo Endosurger.
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