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25/10/17 - Policy
Endoscopic Suturing Procedure Registry
Apollo Endosurgery has entered into a Registry Funding Agreement with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology, to develop and administer a registry...
25/10/17 - Research
Surgery and opioid dependence
Nearly 9 percent of bariatric surgical patients who did not take opioid pain medications until their weight-loss operation, or the month before it, report that they are still using prescription...
25/10/17 - Research
Cardiac health
In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body and can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size however, weight loss from bariatric surgery can...
24/10/17 - Research
semaglutide trial
The drug semaglutide, that targets the appetite control system in the brain, can bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to research by researchers from the...
24/10/17 - Industry
AbClose device
Medeon Biodesign has announced the first clinical cases have been performed using its innovative laparoscopic port site closure device, AbClose, in the US. According to the company, the device...
23/02/18 - Research
POMC prohormone
Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have discovered how the appetite pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) prohormone is produced and how the interruption of its regulation raise the risk...
23/02/18 - Industry
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s (MFDS) has approved of its Orbera Intragastric Balloon System to assist adult patients who are overweight...
23/02/18 - Research
Serological biomarker vs EGDS
Assessing bariatric patients prior to surgery for serological biomarkers instead of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) is an “excellent” substitute according to researchers from the University of...

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