Medical Clinical Trials
Since the trialled and proven effectiveness of The Virtual Gastric Band, Sheila has made a personal crusade of making the system more and more available to more and more people.
She has spent a great deal of time over the last two years talking with medical practitioners, bringing to their attention this safe and viable method of weight loss.
Provisional arrangements are now underway for a pilot study to be carried out this October in the UK, together with the Humberside Obesity, Nutrition, Education and Innovation Centre. The partners of this organisation include The University of Hull, Hull and York Medical School and several members of the pharmaceutical industry.
In addition, a steering group is being formed to organise clinical trials internationally.
In the meantime, Sheila’s trained practitioners are invited to collect data that not only measures weight loss, but also the quality-of-life improvements of their clients. The data collected will form the basis for ongoing research and trials into this area.
More details to follow in due course…