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01:08 10/06/16 | Owen Haskins | Editor in chief, Bariatric News

Just in case you missed any news in May 2016, these were the 10 most read articles on including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more...

45 organisations recommend metabolic surgery for T2DM
A joint statement, ‘Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement by International Diabetes Organizations’, endorsed by 45 international organizations and published in the journal Diabetes Care, has have called for metabolic surgery to be recommended or considered as a treatment option for some people with Type 2 diabetes. The special issue of Diabetes Care sets out the first clinical guidelines for when to recommend or consider metabolic surgery as treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes...(more)

Dr Robert Rutledge and the ‘Mini-Gastric Bypass’
Nineteen years ago in September of 1997, Dr Robert Rutledge performed the first of what has become known as the ‘Mini-Gastric Bypass’ (MGB) procedure. Now, nearly 20 years and many more than 30,000 procedures later, a recent survey showed that the MGB appears to be growing into one of the top 3-4 bariatric and metabolic procedures in many countries around the world. Bariatric News talked to Dr Rutledge about the origins of the procedure, some of the misunderstandings and criticisms of the operation, and why he is working to standardise the operation hoping to help surgeons learn to apply the operation safely and effectively...(more)

04:23 13/05/16 | Owen Haskins | Editor in chief, Bariatric News

Just in case you missed any news in April 2016, these were the 10 most read articles on including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more...

Sleeve with ileal transposition beats bypass

In mildly obese patients, sleeve with ileal transposition (sleeve-IT) surgery results in better glycaemic control than either gastric bypass or clinical treatment, according to the results from a Brazilian study presented at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. According to the study authors from Hospital Sirio-Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil, sleeve with ileal transposition is a new technique that changes the insulin secretion and resistance without causing major changes in weight and nutritional deficiencies...(more)

Omega-loop GB beats RYGB for weight loss

Omega-loop gastric bypass (OLGB) results in better weight loss (WL) compared to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), according to a retrospective study by researchers from the Medical University of Vienna, the Karl Landsteiner Institute for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, Vienna and the Special Institute for Preventive Cardiology And Nutrition (SIPCAN), Salzburg, Austria. The study, ‘The Effect of Roux-en-Y vs. Omega-Loop Gastric Bypass on Liver, Metabolic Parameters, and Weight Loss’, published in Obesity Surgery, also reported that OLGB resulted in an increase of liver parameters in the first year after surgery, whist deteriorating after RYGB...(more)

BEAT Obesity: Bariatric arterial embolization is safe and effective

Findings from the early phase of a clinical trial led by Johns Hopkins investigators indicates that a new, minimally invasive weight loss treatment known as bariatric arterial embolization is safe and effective in sustaining weight loss in severely obese people. The data, although preliminary, show the procedure seems to initiate weight loss, dramatic hunger reduction and lower levels of ghrelin, one of the main hormones involved in controlling hunger. The results were presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia...(more)

01:33 26/04/16 | Owen Haskins | Editor in chief, Bariatric News

Just in case you missed any news in March 2016, these were the 10 most read articles on including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more...

UK report: Early results show safety and efficacy of MGB
The first early outcomes from UK from centre in the UK on mini gastric bypass (MGB), ‘Mini Gastric Bypass: first report of 125 consecutive cases from United Kingdom’, published in the journal Clinical Obesity, has reported that the results are ‘encouraging’ with acceptable weight loss, comorbidity resolution rates and complication profile. Although the study authors, from Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK, acknowledge that longer term follow-up data with greater patient numbers are required to confirm these outcomes, the study nevertheless “demonstrates early safety and efficacy of MGB in a carefully selected British obese population in a high-volume centre.” (more)

Short term deficiencies could have long-term consequences
Researchers from Paris, France, have reported that short term nutritional and protein deficiencies following gastric bypass (GBP) and adjustable gastric banding (AGB) could have long-term consequences. The paper, ‘Nutritional and Protein Deficienciesin the Short Term following Both Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding, published in the journal PlosOne, suggests that patients should be monitored for protein intakes, both before and after the surgery, and that the consumption of protein-rich foods among a balanced diet should be recommended. (more)

08:10 23/12/15 | Owen Haskins | Editor in chief, Bariatric News

This year was another busy year for So far we have had we had over 180,000 visits to the site. A big thank you to all our contributors, sponsors and of course, our readers. We are sure 2016 will continue to be another busy year. Just in case you missed any of the stories from this year, here are the ‘Top Ten’ most read articles on in 2015!

Alternative method preventing Petersen post-RYGB

Researchers from Brazil have proposed an alternative to closing the Petersen space and thereby preventing internal Petersen hernia in postoperative Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients. In their paper, ‘Fixing jejunal maneuver to prevent Petersen hernia in gastric bypass, published in the journal, Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva, they conclude that in their experience in 52 patients, fixing the first part of the jejunum on left side of the transverse mesocolon was safe, effective and prevented internal hernia in Petersen space in RYGB patients in the short and medium term...(more)

Long-term follow-up shows decrease in T2DM remission

Long-term follow-up of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy results in a decrease in remission rates of diabetes and, to a lesser extent, other obesity-related disorders over time, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. The weight loss from surgery and major improvements in comorbidities were not correlated to the percentage of excess weight loss...(more)

LSG reduces energy-reabsorption of gut microbiota

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) improves obesity-associated gut microbiota composition towards a lean microbiome phenotype, as well as increasing malabsorption due to loss in energy-rich faecal substrates and impairment of bile acid circulation. These are the conclusion by researchers from the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, the University of Tübingen, Tübingen, the Chirurgische Klinik München-Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, who published their study in the journal BioMed Research International...(more)