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Artec EVA 3D scanner can detect post-op body shape changes

Utilising the Artec EVA three-dimensional (3D) mobile imaging scanner can provide an objective and reproducible source for the detection of body shape changes after bariatric surgery, according to researchers from RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany, who recommended its use when evaluating central obesity, especially for research issues and body imaging before and after bariatric surgery.

How surgeons treat bariatric patients in an emergency setting

Emergency surgeons have a crucial role in the management of bariatric patients admitted in the emergency department for acute abdominal pain, yet no consensus or guidelines about the emergency management of long-term complications following bariatric surgery are currently available, according to a study written on behalf of the OBA trial supporters.

SOS: bariatric surgery lowers risk of malignant melanoma

Bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, according to research is led and coordinated from the University of Gothenburg, who used data from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study and the Swedish Cancer Register. The paper, ‘Association of Bariatric Surgery With Skin Cancer Incidence in Adults With Obesity: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial’, was published in JAMA Dermatology.

Surgery benefits subclinical heart function, T2DM and hypertension

The benefits of bariatric surgery for patients with obesity go beyond weight loss, according to a study, ‘Benefits of bariatric surgery on subclinical myocardial function using global longitudinal strain in severely obese individuals with and without diabetes’, presented at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Surgery significantly reduces long-term macrovascular complications

Bariatric surgery could significantly reduce long-term macrovascular complications along with greater weight loss and better intermediate glucose outcomes among patients with severe obesity and T2DM patients, compared to patients receiving only conservative medical measures, according to a research team led by Henan University of Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, China.

Gastric bypass is superior to sleeve gastrectomy for T2DM remission

Gastric bypass is superior to sleeve gastrectomy for remission of type 2 diabetes at one year after surgery, according to a study led by researchers from Morbid Obesity Centre, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway. The outcomes from the Obesity Surgery in Tønsberg (OSEBERG) study also showed that the two procedures had a similar beneficial effect on β-cell function, but they noted that the use of gastric bypass as the preferred bariatric procedure for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes could improve diabetes care and reduce related societal costs.

Bariatric surgery may prevent strokes and extend life expectancy

Patients with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery live longer and are less likely to experience a clot-caused stroke than those who do not, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019, in Philadelphia.

Surgery activates vagal stretch sensors reducing appetite

Researchers from UC San Francisco have suspected for some time that one reason bariatric surgery is so surprisingly effective at blocking hunger is that it causes food to pass very rapidly from the stomach into the intestine, but the mechanism has been unknown. New findings suggest an answer: that rapidly incoming food stretches the intestine, thereby activating the vagal stretch sensors and powerfully blocking feeding.

Age not a barrier to the benefits of bariatric surgery

A study has revealed that bariatric surgery can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults (above the age of 65). The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with either gastric bypass or gastric sleeve can recover well and have a reduced risk of obesity-related complications, including heart disease and diabetes.

Surgery decreases diabetic kidney disease in adolescents

Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) have found that severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes experienced a dramatic decrease in the rate of diabetic kidney disease, among other benefits, after bariatric surgery when compared to those who received medical treatment alone.

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