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There are significant differences in the course of postoperative care conducted accordingly with enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol among patients treated with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric... (more)

12/12/17 - News

Manipulating gut microbiota through the administration of prebiotics or probiotics may assist in weight loss and reduce plasma glucose and serum lipid levels, decreasing the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a paper, ‘Gut microbiota... (more)
12/12/17 - News

EndoGastric Solutions has introduced the EsophyX Z+ device that offers expanded endoscope compatibility and joins the company’s portfolio of specialised technologies used to perform the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) 2.0 procedure to reconstruct the... (more)
11/12/17 - News

For the first-time researchers have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside of the body for up to eight weeks. This breakthrough will pave the way for research advances improving treatment or prevention of such diseases as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke,... (more)

Intragastric balloon

12/12/17

Intragastric balloon (IB) can be considered as adjuvant therapy for obesity in female adolescents after the first menstrual cycle to treat...

08/12/17 - News

A study by NYU College of Global Public Health and the University of Michigan has reported that the so-called ‘obesity paradox’ is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for getting cardiovascular... (more)
07/12/17 - News

A post-bariatric multidisciplinary follow-up programme should be an integral part of the clinical pathway at centres delivering bariatric surgery and it should be offered to patients requiring it, according to practical clinical recommendations published by the European... (more)
07/12/17 - News

Crospon, an endoscopic diagnostics company, has received FDA clearance for its Endoflip System with Flip Topography Module, providing a new way for clinicians to assess patient motility disorders during endoscopy. This next generation of the Endoflip System, Endoflip 2.0,... (more)

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07/12/17 - Industry
Product approval
Crospon, an endoscopic diagnostics company, has received FDA clearance for its Endoflip System with Flip Topography Module, providing a new way for clinicians to assess patient motility disorders during endoscopy. This next generation of the Endoflip System, Endoflip 2.0, introduces imaging... (more)
07/12/17 - Research
DiRECT trial
Almost half of the patients with Type 2 diabetes supported by their GPs on a weight loss programme were able to reverse their diabetes in a year, according to the results of the DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial. The one-year results also revealed that almost nine out of 10 people (86%) who... (more)
06/12/17 - Industry
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the FDA has provided 510k clearance for its OverStitch Sx, a new, full-thickness flexible endoscopic suturing system that will work on a broad range of single-channel flexible endoscopes. Flexible endoscopic suturing using Apollo’s current version of OverStitch... (more)
06/12/17 - Industry
Product approval
Novo Nordisk has received FDA approval of Ozempic (semaglutide injection) that is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ozempic, the approved brand name for once-weekly semaglutide in the US, is a glucagon-like peptide 1 (... (more)
05/12/17 - Research
Gut microbial
Two studies - one in mice and the other in human subjects – have report the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gut. The studies were designed to isolate exercise-induced changes from other factors - such as diet or antibiotic use - that might... (more)
05/12/17 - Community
Bariatric app
Penn Medicine has launched the first-of-its-kind app for bariatric surgery on the journey before and after bariatric surgery to track healthy behaviours and communicate with care team. The ‘Penn Life Gained’ app can record track steps and exercise, record caloric and water intake, monitor sleep... (more)