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Deep versus moderate neuromuscular blockade during laparoscopic bariatric surgery, produced stable and improved surgical conditions with less pain in the post-anaesthesia-care-unit (PACU) and less shoulder pain on the ward, according to researchers... (more)

23/01/17 - News

neoSurgical has signed an exclusive US distribution agreement with Suture Express, under the terms of the agreement, Suture Express will distribute the neoClose Laparoscopic Port Closure device. The two companies will work together in order to advance the sales growth within... (more)
23/01/17 - News

Ethicon Endo-Surgery has acquired Megadyne Medical Productsa privately-held medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets electrosurgical tools used in operating rooms worldwide. The acquisition brings together the intelligence of Ethicon’s advanced energy... (more)
23/01/17 - News

Ethicon has announced that the Echelon FlexGST System (45mm) has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, with this addition, the Echelon FlexGST System now offers both 45mm and 60mm endocutters with exclusive reloads. According to the company, the importance of endocutters... (more)

Predicting weight loss

12/01/17

Researchers have found that the serum stearic acid/palmitic acid (S/P) ratio was a reliable marker in predicting diabetes remission and assessing...

23/01/17 - News

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, according to a study published in Obesity Surgery. Led by University of Adelaide... (more)
18/01/17 - News

A study published in Surgical Endoscopy, the journal of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has reported ten-year data showing the safety and efficacy of Stretta therapy in treating patients suffering from recurring GERD after the failure of anti-... (more)
17/01/17 - News

No single aspect of diet or lifestyle can be targeted to reduce the risk of obesity in adults with a high genetic risk of putting on weight, according to a study led by the University of Exeter Medical School. The researchers found that many fattening aspects of the environment... (more)

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16/01/17 - Research
Adolescent surgery
Outcomes from adolescent bariatric surgery are equally as good as for adults, but the operations carries complications. Five year results from the Adolescent Morbid Obesity Surgery (AMOS) study revealed that patients weighed on average 28 per cent less than before surgery. "Teenagers and adults who... (more)
12/01/17 - Research
Predicting weight loss
Researchers have found that the serum stearic acid/palmitic acid (S/P) ratio was a reliable marker in predicting diabetes remission and assessing metabolic status, and may one day help clinicians predict the outcome of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Ultimately, this study could help healthcare... (more)
11/01/17 - Policy
ACP T2DM updates
Physicians should prescribe metformin to patients with type 2 diabetes when medication is needed to improve high blood sugar, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The American Academy of Family... (more)
10/01/17 - Research
Binge eating
There is a correlation between the variation of binge eating (BE) one year after gastric bypass and the % excess weight loss, according to a study by researchers from São Lucas Hospital of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. They also found that the... (more)
09/01/17 - Research
Post-bariatric hypoglycaemia
Eiger BioPharmaceuticals has revealed further clinical and regulatory advances in the development of exendin 9-39 for the treatment of post-bariatric hypoglycaemia (PBH). Advances in the programme included interim results of an ongoing Phase 2 multiple-ascending dose (MAD) study evaluating... (more)
06/01/17 - Research
Attitude and behaviour
Bariatric surgery can slim your body, but attitude and behaviour also play key roles in long-term weight loss, according to researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. They found that two years after surgery, those who reported increased enjoyment of exercise and eating healthy foods also were... (more)