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23/01/17 - Industry
Product approval
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...
23/01/17 - Research
Adolescent LAGB
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,...
07/03/17 - Research
Deep neuromuscular block
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...
25/01/17 - Research
Stretta Therapy
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...
23/01/17 - Research
Obesity factors
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...
17/11/17 - Research
LSG and acanthosis nigricans
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can result in a substantial reduction in body composition and improvements in skin hyperkeratosis and pigmentation in obesity-associated acanthosis nigricans (AN), a...
16/11/17 - Research
Adolescent bariatric surgery
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) in adolescents can cause changes in brain and cognitive functioning relevant to obesogenic behaviour and result in weight loss that was associated with reduced...
16/11/17 - Research
T2DM risk
The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, according to a study by researchers from Cardiff University...

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