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09/01/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery and bleeding
Endogenous thrombin potential (ETP), which measures the enzyme in blood plasma that causes blood to clot and bleeding risk, provides a more accurate assessment of the best dosage for various...
08/01/19 - Research
RYGB anaesthesia-related complications
Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are the most common anaesthesia-related complication following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, although this procedure has few anaesthetic complications, according...
08/01/19 - Research
LSG vs banding
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) patients had superior outcomes in both food tolerance and eating disorder behaviours, compared with laparoscopic banding, according to researchers from Bahrain...
07/01/19 - Research
SOS study
Patients who underwent gastric banding and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) have much higher rates of revisional surgery, according to the 26-year follow-up from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS)...
07/01/19 - Policy
Obesity as a chronic disease
The Obesity Society (TOS) has updated its 2008 position statement on obesity and has classified obesity as a worldwide, non-communicable chronic disease. The new report, ‘Obesity as a Disease: The...
11/01/19 - Research
Bile acids and bariatric surgery
A team of Vanderbilt investigators has pinpointed the role of bile acids and a specific signalling pathway in the positive metabolic effects of weight-loss surgery. The findings also suggest that the...
11/01/19 - Research
REBALANCE: Surgery vs. weight management
Surgery remains the most effective and cost-effective long-term approach to reducing weight for adults adults with severe obesity, according to research from the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK...
11/01/19 - Research
Surgery and microbial strains
Using a unique bioinformatics technique, developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human faecal microbiota...

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