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LAERCP is an option for common bile duct post-RYGB

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients who may be at a higher risk of post-procedure primary common bile duct (CBD) stone formation can undergo laparoscopic-assisted transgastric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (LAERCP), where transoral access to the biliary tree is not possible, according to researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Overweight and obese have higher risk of dying early

Being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of dying prematurely than being normal weight—and the risk increases with additional pounds, according to a large international collaborative study led by researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and the University of Cambridge, UK. The findings contradict recent reports that suggest a survival advantage to being overweight - the so-called ‘obesity paradox’.

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