The Pose® procedure has been studied extensively worldwide since 2010. USGI Medical has sponsored multiple clinical studies examining weight-loss effectiveness, mechanism of action and safety.
OUS Clinical Data
USGI Medical multiple clinical studies
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|Clinical Studies||Location||Type||Number Enrolled||Retention Rate||Mean % EWL||Mean % TBWL||Serious Adverse Events*|
|43.7% / 18%
|12.6% / 5.3%
* 2% SAE rate (2 of 81) One patient experienced an extra gastric bleed which resolved within one week. No long term sequelae. One patient experienced an intra gastric bleed which required one additional night stay in the hospital. No long-term sequelae.
Satiety Test Data
Mean caloric intake required to reach maximum satiation before the Pose procedure and at 2 and 6 months post-procedure.2
OUS Commercial Data
Commercial weight-loss data demonstrates excellent weight-loss results in a real world clinical setting.
U.S. Clinical Outcomes
The ESSENTIALTM Trial demonstrated statistically significant weight loss and low to moderate risk safety profile of the Pose® procedure. It was the largest blinded endolumenal obesity study ever conducted, with the longest reported follow-up to-date.
The procedure is a safe minimally invasive obesity procedure with one of the lowest serious adverse event (SAE) rates of any endolumenal obesity study. There were no device removals and no device failures.9
People experienced 4x greater weight loss compared to people following a diet and exercise program alone.9 In studies in Europe, on average, over 15% of patients' total body weight was lost after 12 months. This represented 45% of their excess weight.10
Patients maintained 76% of their 12-month weight loss through 24 months (the longest reported follow-up to date among endolumenal obesity studies).11
** In the United States, USGI Medical’s devices have been cleared by the FDA for approximation of soft tissue in minimally invasive gastroenterology procedures. The use of USGI’s devices to treat obesity (including the POSE procedure) is currently under FDA Investigation. USGI Medical also has a CE Mark Indication for the use of its devices to treat obesity in those patients with a BMI of 30-40.
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- Greve J et al A Randomized Controlled Multicenter Study of an Incisionless Operating Platform for Primary Obesity (Pose) vs. Diet-Exercise alone: The MILEPOST Study Obesity Surgery (2015) Volume 25, Supplement 0.232.
- J. Espinos, S. Delgado-Aros et al Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE) Effects on Satiation, Gastric Emptying and Hunger/Satiation Peptides. Predictive Factors of Weight Loss after POSE in a Prospective Cohort of Obese Patients Obesity Surgery (2013) 23:1028 0.038.
- USGI Medical (2013) Ultimate Anchor Study. Unpublished raw data.
- USGI Medical (2014) Alternate Indications Study. Unpublished raw data.
- Presented by Turro, et al, (Twelve month weight loss results of patients undergoing the pose procedure for primary obesity), at Flexible Endoscopic Surgery, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
- Presented by del Pozo Garcia, et al, (One year weight loss results across Spain using an incisionless surgery for primary obesity: The pose procedure), at SEED, 2014 in Seville, Spain.
- Lopez-Nava, G. et al The Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE) procedure: one-year patient weight loss and safety outcomes SOARD (2015) 11: 861-865.
- Presented by Lopez-Nava, G. - "The Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE) procedure: two-year patient weight loss outcomes", at IFSO-LAC, 2015, San Jose del Cabo.
- 12 Month Randomized Sham Controlled Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Targeted Use of Endoscopic Suture Anchors for Primary Obesity: The ESSENTIAL Study. Sullivan, Shelby et al. Gastroenterology, Volume 150, Issue 4, S25 - S26.
- Gontrand López-Nava, M.D., Inmaculada Bautista-Castaño, M.D., Ph.D., Amaya Jimenez, M.D., Teresa de Grado, M.D., Juan Pedro Fernandez-Corbelle, M.D. The Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE) procedure: one-year patient weight loss and safety outcomes. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. July-August, 2015 Volume 11, Issue 4, 861-865.
- Data on file