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Journal watch: 30/08/12

1) Comorbidities Remission After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity is Sustained in a Long-Term Follow-up and Correlates with Weight Regain

Dr Rafael Laurino Neto et al found that obesity-related comorbidities in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients remain in remission during a 90-month follow-up period. However, they found that weight regain is linked to worse results for all comorbidities except infertility. (full text)

2) Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery in Reducing Weight and Body Mass Index Among Hispanic Adolescents 

Examining the effect of bariatric surgery among hispanic adolescents, a group who are at a particularly high risk for obesity-related health consequences, Dr Nestor De La Cruz-Muñoz et al showed that gastric bypass surgery can have a marked effect on weight and BMI, and has the potential to be safe and effective. (full text)

3) Efficacy of Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication for Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes: 1-Year Follow-Up 

Dr Taha O from Assiut University, Egypt, performed greater curvature plications on 55 morbidly obese type 2 diabetics, and showed that the operation is feasible and safe in the short term in this population, but it may be unsustainable, and proves inferior as a restrictive procedure for the resolution of type 2 diabetes. (full text)

4) Lower Ghrelin Levels and Exaggerated Postprandial Peptide-YY, Glucagon-Like Peptide-1, and Insulin Responses, After Gastric Fundus Resection, in Patients Undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Randomized Clinical Trial 

Dr Chronaiou et al find that fundus resection in the setting of laparoscopic gastric bypass may be more effective than open gastric bypass for the management of morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes. (full text)

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