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07/03/17 - Policy
Balloon alert
The FDA has issued an alert to healthcare providers about potential adverse events linked to fluid-filled intragastric balloons for the treatment of obesity. The devices affected are the ReShape...
09/02/17 - Policy
Paediatric obesity
The Endocrine Society has issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes. The guideline has been published in...
08/02/17 - Policy
EndoBarrier reimbursement
InEk, the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System, has awarded GI Dynamics’ EndoBarrier NUB Status 1 for 2017. The NUB process allows for introduction of new and innovative medical...
30/01/17 - Policy
ADA Standards
The American Diabetes Association has emphasised the important role of metabolic surgery for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in its 2017 Standards of Medical Care published in a supplement in...
23/01/17 - Policy
ACP T2DM updates
Physicians should prescribe metformin to patients with type 2 diabetes when medication is needed to improve high blood sugar, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based...
27/04/17 - Policy
Postprandial hyperinsulinemia hypoglycaemia
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has issued a Position statement on postprandial hyperinsulinemia hypoglycaemia after bariatric surgery for the purpose of enhancing...
23/03/17 - Policy
Restricting bariatric surgery
A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several CCGs have adopted policies which attempt to ration bariatric surgery to the super-obese, and...
10/03/17 - Policy
EASO warning
EU Member States are being called on to do more to tackle the growing obesity epidemic or they could face crippling costs of providing medical care in the future. The stark warning, and the call for...

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