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04/04/19 - Event
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It is my honour, privilege and great pleasure to invite you to the ‘London International Bariatric Symposium’ to be held at Homerton University Hospital on Thursday, 21st and Friday, 22nd November,...
04/04/19 - Research
GERD treatments and costs
Treatment with the LINX Reflux Management System reduced medical costs more than laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF), a more invasive anti-reflux surgery, and more than offsets the slightly...
04/04/19 - Event
European Obesity Day
European Obesity Day, held each year to draw attention to Europe’s growing obesity epidemic and the need for better prevention and treatment, is to be held this year on Saturday 18 May. Individuals,...
05/04/19 - Research
BEAT Obesity
Although bariatric embolization is unlikely to promote weight loss as effectively as bariatric surgery, it is at least as effective as some pharmacotherapies (ie, liraglutide, orlistat, lorcaserin),...
04/04/19 - Research
ReShape Lifesciences announced that the company has successfully implanted its first patient in the ENDURE II trial designed to support CE Marking of the ReShape Vest. The ReShape Vest System is an...
18/04/19 - Research
Rheumatic disorders and surgery
A literature review by researchers looking at the complex relationship between obesity, various rheumatic diseases and bariatric surgery has underscored the need to establish long-term prospective...
16/04/19 - Research
Cognitive functioning and surgery
Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities (CI/DD), including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric...
16/04/19 - Industry
Product approval
Gelesis has gained FDA approval for its lead product candidate, PLENITY (Gelesis100), as an aid in weight management in adults with a BMI25–40, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise....

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