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Rami Rhaiem, Houcine Maghrebi, Wael Rebai, Amine Makni, R Ksantini, Zoubaier Ben Safta
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) has gained popularity among the surgical community since its first description in the early 90'. Actually, it is the third most practiced bariatric procedure in the world. The mean advantage of LAGB is a low rate of early postoperative morbidity. These satisfactory early results are in complete opposition with relatively high long term morbidity and a high rate of weight loss failure. AIM: Long term morbidity, weight loss and life quality index after LAGB were analyzed...
June 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Rieko Kikuchi, Junichiro Irie, Nobuko Yamada-Goto, Eri Kikkawa, Yosuke Seki, Kazunori Kasama, Hiroshi Itoh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Bariatric surgery improves metabolic diseases and alters the intestinal microbiota in animals and humans, but different procedures reportedly have different impacts on the intestinal microbiota. We developed laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with duodenojejunal bypass (LSG-DJB) as an alternative to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) in addition to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for Japanese patients with obesity. We investigated the precise change in the intestinal microbiota induced by these procedures in the present study...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
P Mistry, V Currie, P Super, C W le Roux, A A Tahrani, R Singhal
The long-term outcomes of weight loss maintenance induced by laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) followed by multidisciplinary medical care in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) (beyond 3 years) are scarcely reported. Study aims were to determine the longer term metabolic outcomes following LAGB combined with medical care in patients with T2DM. This is a longitudinal analysis of 200 adults with T2DM who had LAGB between 2003 and 2008 and were followed up till 2013 at a single bariatric unit in a tertiary UK centre...
March 4, 2018: Clinical Obesity
Maria S Altieri, Jie Yang, Lizhou Nie, Robin Blackstone, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Aurora Pryor
BACKGROUND: A primary measure of the success of a procedure is the whether or not additional surgery may be necessary. Multi-institutional studies regarding the need for reoperation after bariatric surgery are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the rate of revisions/conversions (RC) after 3 common bariatric procedures over 10 years in the state of New York. SETTING: University Hospital, involving a large database in New York State...
December 29, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Swetha R Palli, John A Rizzo, Natalie Heidrich
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate a payer's budget impact of bariatric surgery coverage under (1) unrestricted, (2) budget-restricted ($500,000/year), and (3) quantity-restricted (100/year) medical benefit plan scenarios versus non-coverage in general and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) populations over a 10-year period. METHODS: Using recently published literature and health technology assessment reports, the model evaluated a hypothetical payer population of 100,000 members under current real-world trends: BMI-defined obesity groups (31...
February 21, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Sang-Yong Son, Yun Chan Park
BACKGROUND: Band slippage is known to be a troublesome complication of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), often requiring surgical intervention. To prevent band slippage, a new auxiliary device "S-loop" was developed. METHODS: From July 2010 to January 2014, a total of 814 LAGBs were performed by a single surgeon. The patients were divided into two groups based on the application of S-loop: conventional LAGB group (n = 378) and S-loop group (n = 436)...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
M Devadas, D J Ku
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity, capable of producing more than 50% excess weight loss at 10-year follow-up (James Clin Dermatol 1; 22:276-80; O'Brien Br J Surg 2; 102:611-17; Buchwald et al. Metab Syndr 3; 347-56). The success of bariatric surgery extends far beyond weight loss, with up to 80-90% of patients having improvement or resolution of many of their weight-related co-morbidities including type II diabetes mellitus and hypertension (Puzziferri et al...
February 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Ype de Jong, Rhiannon B van Loenhout, Dingeman J Swank, Casper L Jansen, Bastiaan J Sorgdrager
We describe a case of polymicrobial bacterial pericarditis with Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus mirabilis , caused by pericardial penetration of the tip of the catheter of a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB). The patient developed a cardiac tamponade, and subsequently emergency pericardiocentesis was performed. Analysis of earlier CT scans showed that the tip of the catheter had migrated through the liver and through the diaphragm into the pericardium, and was in contact with the myocardium. After stabilisation he was operated to remove the LAGB...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Ahmed Dalmar, Maharaj Singh, Bennet Pandey, Christopher Stoming, Zoe Heis, Khawaja Afzal Ammar, M Fuad Jan, Indrajit Choudhuri, Thomas Y Chua, Jasbir Sra, A Jamil Tajik, Arshad Jahangir
Weight loss after bariatric surgery is associated with reduction in adverse cardiovascular outcomes; however, the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on reduction of cardiovascular outcomes after bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients is not known. We retrospectively assessed differences in cardiovascular events after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)-induced weight loss in patients with and without OSA before and after propensity score matching for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and major comorbidities between the two groups and determined predictors of poor outcomes...
February 7, 2018: Sleep
Adnan Alsumali, Tewodros Eguale, Sigrid Bairdain, Mihail Samnaliev
BACKGROUND: In the USA, three types of bariatric surgeries are widely performed, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). However, few economic evaluations of bariatric surgery are published. There is also scarcity of studies focusing on the LSG alone. Therefore, this study is evaluating the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery using LRYGB, LAGB, and LSG as treatment for morbid obesity...
January 15, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Maria S Altieri, Brian Wright, Andrew Peredo, Aurora D Pryor
BACKGROUND: As the number of obese patients in the United States continues to grow, there is a parallel increase in the number of bariatric surgery patients. A quarter of these patients will return to the Emergency Department (ED) within the first two years of the index procedure. OBJECTIVE: An understanding of the most common bariatric procedures and their related complications will greatly aide the Emergency Medicine physician in the care of these patients. DISCUSSION: Abdominal pain is the most common reason for bariatric patients to present to the ED and can represent a diagnostic challenge to EM physicians...
December 2, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
G Martines, A Picciariello, I Ugenti, E Lagovardou, R Digennaro, P Capuano
AIM: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) migration is an uncommon late complication after bariatric surgery. It usually presents with an unexplained weight increase or without any symptom. Current guidelines do not establish the timing of a clear endoscopic follow-up to prevent and/or to treat this kind of complication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Long-term follow-up was performed in 217 patients with LAGB (37 underwent surgery in other bariatric centers). At the endoscopic check, 3 patients presented banding erosion respectively 7, 9 and 11 years after surgery...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Roshani Vijaykumar Patel, Patrick Woodburn, James R A Skipworth, William James Buchanan Smellie
BACKGROUND: A lack of clarity remains over the optimal strategy for the management of laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) slippage, which, although rare (around 3% in our experience), can when acute result in obstruction, gastric erosion or ischaemia. Typically, slipped bands are removed acutely. The aim of this study was to explore outcomes following immediate or delayed resiting of slipped LAGBs in a single centre, comparing simple repositioning with retunnelling and replacement...
December 13, 2017: Obesity Surgery
Anita P Courcoulas, Wendy C King, Steven H Belle, Paul Berk, David R Flum, Luis Garcia, William Gourash, Mary Horlick, James E Mitchell, Alfons Pomp, Walter J Pories, Jonathan Q Purnell, Ashima Singh, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Richard Thirlby, Bruce M Wolfe, Susan Z Yanovski
Importance: More information is needed about the durability of weight loss and health improvements after bariatric surgical procedures. Objective: To examine long-term weight change and health status following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Design, Setting, and Participants: The Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) study is a multicenter observational cohort study at 10 US hospitals in 6 geographically diverse clinical centers...
December 6, 2017: JAMA Surgery
Mauro Maniscalco, Alessandro Sanduzzi Zamparelli, Dino Franco Vitale, Stanislao Faraone, Antonio Molino, Anna Zedda, Andrea Motta
BACKGROUND: The weight loss induced by bariatric surgery (BS) improves asthma clinical control evaluated usually after a short time. The long-term effects of weight loss attained by BS on asthma control and health related-quality of life (HRQoL) in patients affected by asthma and obesity are not known. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the five-year effect of weight reduction induced by BS on asthma control, quality of life and pulmonary functional parameters in severely obese intermittent or mild-to-moderate asthmatic patients...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
Abbas Al-Kurd, Ronit Grinbaum, Ala'a Abubeih, Baha Siam, Muhammad Ghanem, Haggi Mazeh, Ido Mizrahi, Nahum Beglaibter
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has a considerable failure rate. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is one of the rescue options. This study aims to compare the complication rates and outcomes between LAGB converted to LRYGB and primary LRYGB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in all patients converted from LAGB to LRYGB between January 2007 and March 2017. This group was compared to a matched cohort of primary LRYGB patients operated during the same period...
December 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
Loic Tchokouani, Anusha Jayaram, Naif Alenazi, Gustavo Fernandez Ranvier, Gina Sam, Subhash Kini
BACKGROUND: During the past decade, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) was one of the most popular surgical procedures in treating morbid obesity. Long-term effects, specifically on esophageal motility, of LAGB have not been well described in the literature despite the high prevalence of reoperations and post-operative dysphagia. We aimed to characterize esophageal dysmotility after long-term follow-up using data of high-resolution esophageal manometry (HRM) performed in patients who presented for LAGB removal...
February 2018: Obesity Surgery
Susana Coimbra, Cátia Ferreira, Luís Belo, Petronila Rocha-Pereira, Alice Catarino, Luís Monteiro, Cristina Catarino, Alice Santos-Silva
Adipose tissue produces several adipokines that are enrolled in different metabolic and inflammatory pathways that may disturb iron metabolism and erythropoiesis. Considering that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has not been associated with a long-term risk of malabsorption, we performed a 13-month follow-up study in severe obese patients submitted to LAGB in order to clarify its impact on inflammation, iron metabolism and on red blood cell (RBC) biomarkers. Twenty obese patients were enrolled in the study, being clinical and analytically assessed before (T0) and 13 months after LAGB intervention (T1)...
February 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
Dvir Froylich, Tamar Abramovich-Segal, Guy Pascal, Ivy Haskins, Boaz Appel, Naama Kafry, David Hazzan
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) placements have progressively decreased in recent years. This is related to poor long-term weight loss outcomes and necessity for revision or removal of these bands. Long-term outcome results following LAGB are limited. The aim of our study was to determine the long-term outcome after LAGB at our institution. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to determine the long-term outcome after LAGB at our institution...
October 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
Anup Kumar Sasmal, Arpan Kumar Nayak, Prashant Kartikeya, Debabrata Pradhan, Tarasankar Pal
Herein, for the first time, we applied the metal-metal-bond-energy factor to the evolution of a porous Se-Te alloy. The porous Se-Te material has been prepared from the constituents' elemental states, through only a heating-cooling process in silicone oil without the use of any reagent, surfactant, or capping agent. Surprisingly, the reaction occurred at a much lower temperature (240 °C) than the mp (450 °C) of Te0 . The reaction's nucleation and growth by means of varied bond energy have been clarified for the first time...
December 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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