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27/06/19 - Industry
Product approval
Ethicon has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Vistaseal open and laparoscopic Dual Applicators (35cm and 45cm), three next generation airless spray devices that combine biologics with...
27/06/19 - Research
MERIT Trial
Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the final patient has been enrolled in the Multi-Center ESG Randomized Interventional Trial (MERIT), the US-based, prospective randomised multi-centre-controlled...
27/06/19 - Research
Revisional bariatric surgery
Seventy experts from 27 countries have published the first consensus statement on revisional bariatric surgery (RBS) using the Delphi approach. The statement achieved consensus on a number of aspects...
26/06/19 - Research
Zero-calorie sweeteners
Researchers from the US National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) have reported that exposing pregnant and lactating mice to sucralose and acesulfame-K (a common...
26/06/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery eligibility
Forty-five worldwide scientific and medical societies are pushing to change national guidelines that would allow more patients with the chronic diseases of obesity and diabetes to be eligible for...
16/10/19 - Research
Birth defects
Children born to women who underwent gastric bypass surgery before becoming pregnant had a lower risk of major birth defects than children born to women with severe obesity at the start of their...
15/10/19 - Research
Cancer and weight risk
The risk of cancer increases considerably if a person gains weight before the age of 40 with the risk of endometrial cancer increasing by 70 percent, according to an international study, headed by...
14/10/19 - Research
Sleeveballoon
A newly-tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control,...

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