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A paper reporting on the surgical techniques from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database and published in the Annals of Surgery, has received some criticism from bariatric experts on its... (more)

27/03/17 - News

Researchers from the Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland, who developed a predictive model for haemorrhagic complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), have reported an association between haemorrhagic complications and obstructive sleep apnoea,... (more)
27/03/17 - News

A study led by researchers from McMaster University has shown that, while relatively rare in the general population, there are a large number of varied, genetic syndromes associated with obesity. Previous reviews on obesity have reported 20 to 30 syndromes, but in the first... (more)
24/03/17 - News

Researchers at Saint Louis University will tackle the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity by tapping into the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism. The scientists will optimise two promising drug compounds, moving a step closer toward capturing... (more)

E-learning

27/03/17

A study by researchers from University of Heidelberg is examining whether scoring laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) videos with...

24/03/17 - News

Ethicon has completed its acquisition of Torax Medical, a privately held medical device company that manufactures and markets the Linx Reflux Management System for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Ethicion said this acquisition is aligned with... (more)
23/03/17 - News

A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several CCGs have adopted policies which attempt to ration bariatric surgery to the super-obese, and ignore official advice on who should be eligible for surgery.
22/03/17 - News

Later this year, researchers in Australia will publish the first data from a study that is comparing sleeve gastrectomy vs sleeve gastrectomy with a MiniMizer Ring (Bariatric Solutions) in 400 obese patients. Bariatric News talked to the lead investigator, Dr Chris Couch from... (more)

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22/03/17 - Research
MiniMizer Ring
Later this year, researchers in Australia will publish the first data from a study that is comparing sleeve gastrectomy vs sleeve gastrectomy with a MiniMizer Ring (Bariatric Solutions) in 400 obese patients. Bariatric News talked to the lead investigator, Dr Chris Couch from the Perth Obesity... (more)
21/03/17 - Research
Fat and liver
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have reported that fat cells support the liver to maintain tight regulation of glucose and uridine, a metabolite the body uses in a range of fundamental processes such as building RNA molecules, properly making proteins, and storing glucose as energy... (more)
20/03/17 - Research
Pancreas and diabetes
Umeå researchers have created datasets that map the three-dimensional distribution and volume of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The wealth of visual and quantitative information may serve as powerful reference resource for diabetes researchers. The Umeå University researchers have... (more)
17/03/17 - Research
Internal hernias
Internal hernia (IH) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is a frequent occurrence if mesenteric defects are left unclosed, therefore primary closure with a hernia-stapling significantly reduces the risk of internal hernia, according to a study by researchers from Aleris Hospital,... (more)
16/03/17 - Research
Intensive medical treatment
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study researchers reported that short course of intensive... (more)
15/03/17 - Research
Bariatric and orthopaedic surgery
Bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health, but it does not reduce the risk of needing a revision surgery., according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic... (more)