Just in case you missed any news in November 2015, these were the 10 most read articles on bariatricnews.net including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more...
An international team of researchers from the Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Institute of Metabolic Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Toho University, Japan, have shown that a protein found in the body, known as sLR11, inhibits our ability to burn fat. Most of the fat cells in the body act to store excess energy and release it when needed but some types of fat cells, known as brown adipocytes, function primarily for a process known as thermogenesis, which generates heat to keep us warm. However, the fatter we are, the more our body appears to produces sLR11. The study, ‘Soluble LR11/SorLA represses thermogenesis in adipose tissue and correlates with BMI in humans’, published in the journal Nature Communications, may have implications for the treatment of obesity and other metabolic diseases...(more)
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)
A thickness calibration device is required in order to determine correct staple height and avoid leaks when performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), according a paper ‘A Thickness Calibration Device Is Needed to Determine Staple Height and Avoid Leaks in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy’, published in Obesity Surgery, Drs Rose Huang (Boehringer Laboratories, Phoenixville, PA, USA) and Professor Michel Gagner (Hospital Du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, QC, Canada)...(more)