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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679338/c-reactive-protein-on-postoperative-day-1-a-predictor-of-early-intra-abdominal-infections-after-bariatric-surgery
#1
Dino Kröll, Dominik Nakhostin, Guido Stirnimann, Suna Erdem, Tobias Haltmeier, Philipp Christoph Nett, Yves Michael Borbély
BACKGROUND: Early intra-abdominal infections (IAI) compromise short-term outcomes in bariatric surgery. The timely detection of IAI is challenging but essential to prevent major sequelae of such complications. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a reliable marker for detecting IAI after colorectal surgery. In bariatric surgery, data on CRP as a marker for IAI are limited, particularly for postoperative day one (POD1). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess CRP on POD1 as a predictor for early IAI (within 7 days following surgery) in patients after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB)...
April 21, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679337/revisional-bariatric-surgery-for-weight-regain-and-refractory-complications-in-a-single-mbsaqip-accredited-center-what-are-we-dealing-with
#2
Jeffrey Qiu, Peter W Lundberg, T Javier Birriel, Leonardo Claros, Jill Stoltzfus, Maher El Chaar
BACKGROUND: Revisional surgery is the fastest growing area in bariatric surgery, constituting 13.6% of all procedures performed as of 2015. This reflects a rising need to treat adverse sequelae of primary bariatric procedures. Despite the increase in revisions, their safety and efficacy remain controversial. The objective of this study is to review the experience of revisional bariatric surgery in our center and the relevant literature to date. METHODS: We performed an IRB-approved review of prospectively collected data from all patients undergoing revisional bariatric surgery between 2012 and 2015...
April 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679335/bariatric-surgery-in-immunocompromised-patients-outcomes-from-one-year-follow-up
#3
Manish Khaitan, Aparna Hegde, P D Rekha
BACKGROUND: Recent Research evidences from across the world indicate the usefulness of bariatric surgery in improving the immunological co-morbidities in patients with morbid obesity. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcome from bariatric surgery in patients presenting with diabetes mellitus and or morbid obesity with immunological co-morbidities. METHODS: It was a retrospective cross-sectional study. Study included patients with morbid obesity with immunological co-morbidities, and additional co- morbidity of type 2 diabetes mellitus in about one third of the cases, who had undergone bariatric surgery during the period 2014-2016 at our center...
April 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679334/metabolic-surgery-and-diabesity-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Lionel El Khoury, Elie Chouillard, Elias Chahine, Elias Saikaly, Tarek Debs, Radwan Kassir
Bariatric surgery is used to induce weight loss (baros = weight). Evidence has shown that bariatric surgery improves the comorbid conditions associated with obesity such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus T2DM. Hence, shifting towards using metabolic surgery instead of bariatric surgery is currently more appropriate in certain subset of patients. Endocrine changes resulting from operative manipulation of the gastrointestinal tract after metabolic surgery translate into metabolic benefits with respect to the comorbid conditions...
April 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679149/totally-endoscopic-implant-to-effect-a-gastric-bypass-12-month-safety-and-efficacy-outcomes
#5
Bryan J Sandler, Laurent Biertho, Mehran Anvari, Roberto Rumbaut, Luis Alonso Morales-Garza, Gustavo Torres-Barrera, Simon Marceau, Dennis Hong, C Daniel Smith, Santiago Horgan
BACKGROUND: Only a small percentage of candidates for bariatric surgery ever undergo a procedure for weight loss. Devices duplicating key effects of bariatric surgeries with removable, fully trans-oral implants could extend their benefits to patients unwilling to undergo anatomy-altering abdominal surgeries. METHODS: Thirty-two obese subjects (mean BMI: 42.3) were enrolled in a prospective, multicenter, single-arm, feasibility trial of the first fully trans-oral endoscopic gastrointestinal bypass device...
April 20, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678347/the-incidence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-developing-symptoms-of-hypoglycemia-after-bariatric-surgery
#6
Clare J Lee, Todd T Brown, Michael Schweitzer, Thomas Magnuson, Jeanne M Clark
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycemia after bariatric surgery is an increasingly recognized metabolic complication associated with exaggerated secretion of insulin and gut hormones. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the incidence of hypoglycemic symptoms (hypo-sx) after bariatric surgery and characteristics of those affected compared with those unaffected. SETTING: University hospital. METHODS: We collected retrospective survey data from the patients who underwent bariatric surgery at a single center...
January 31, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678127/a-health-economic-model-to-assess-the-cost-effectiveness-of-optifast-%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-usa
#7
Mark Nuijten, Agnieszka Marczewska, Krysmaru Araujo Torress, Bahareh Rasouli, Moreno Perugini
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is associated with high direct medical costs and indirect costs resulting from productivity loss. High prevalence of obesity generates a justified need to identify cost-effective weight loss approaches from a payer's perspective. Within the variety of weight management techniques, OPTIFAST® is a clinically recognized and scientifically proven total meal replacement Low Calorie Diet that provides meaningful results in terms of weight loss and reduction in comorbidities...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677629/effects-of-gastric-bypass-surgery-followed-by-supervised-physical-training-on-inflammation-and-endothelial-function-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Charlotte Røn Stolberg, Lene Hymøller Mundbjerg, Peter Funch-Jensen, Bibi Gram, Else-Marie Bladbjerg, Claus Bogh Juhl
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity and physical inactivity are both associated with low-grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. Bariatric surgery improves markers of inflammation and endothelial function, but it is unknown if physical training after bariatric surgery can improve these markers even further. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) followed by physical training on markers of low-grade inflammation and endothelial function. METHODS: Sixty patients approved for RYGB underwent examinations pre-surgery, 6, 12, and 24 months post-surgery...
April 6, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675407/pancreatic-aquaporin-7-a-novel-target-for-anti-diabetic-drugs
#9
REVIEW
Leire Méndez-Giménez, Silvia Ezquerro, Inês V da Silva, Graça Soveral, Gema Frühbeck, Amaia Rodríguez
Aquaporins comprise a family of 13 members of water channels (AQP0-12) that facilitate a rapid transport of water across cell membranes. In some cases, these pores are also permeated by small solutes, particularly glycerol, urea or nitric oxide, among other solutes. Several aquaporins have been identified in the pancreas, an exocrine and endocrine organ that plays an essential role in the onset of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The exocrine pancreas, which accounts for 90% of the total pancreas, secretes daily large volumes of a near-isotonic fluid containing digestive enzymes into the duodenum...
2018: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668809/anthropometric-and-clinical-profiles-of-post-bariatric-patients-submitted-to-procedures-in-plastic-surgery
#10
Simone Corrêa Rosa, Jefferson Lessa Soares DE Macedo, Luiz Augusto Casulari, Lucas Ribeiro Canedo, João Vitor Almeida Marques
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the profile of patients submitted to post-bariatric plastic surgery at the North Wing Regional Hospital, Brasília, DF. METHODS: we conducted a prospective, descriptive and analytical study of patients submitted to Roux-en-Y gastroplasty, and subsequently to plastic surgery, from January 2011 to December 2016. We assessed body mass index before gastroplasty and after surgery plastic surgery, postoperative complications and comorbidities. RESULTS: we studied 139 patients (130 women and nine men), with a mean age of 41 years, who underwent 233 operations...
2018: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667178/cost-utility-analysis-of-bariatric-surgery
#11
O Borisenko, V Lukyanov, A R Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to evaluate the cost-utility of bariatric surgery in England. METHODS: A state-transition Markov model was developed to compare the costs and outcomes of two treatment approaches for patients with morbid obesity: bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding; and non-surgical usual care. Parameters of the effectiveness of surgery and complications were informed by data from the UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry, the Scandinavian Obesity Registry and the Swedish Obese Subjects study...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667157/devices-and-endoscopic-bariatric-therapies-for-obesity
#12
REVIEW
Katherine H Saunders, Leon I Igel, Monica Saumoy, Reem Z Sharaiha, Louis J Aronne
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we describe the FDA-approved and investigational devices and endoscopic bariatric therapies for the treatment of obesity. We focus on literature published in the past few years and present mechanisms of action as well as efficacy and safety data. RECENT FINDINGS: Devices and endoscopic procedures are emerging options to fill the significant treatment gap in the management of obesity. Not only are these devices and procedures minimally invasive and reversible, but they are potentially more effective than antiobesity medications, often safer for poor surgical candidates and possibly less expensive than bariatric surgery...
April 17, 2018: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667023/liraglutide-effects-on-upper-gastrointestinal-investigations-implications-prior-to-bariatric-surgery
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Renuca Modi, Peter Rye, Sarah Cawsey, Daniel W Birch, Arya M Sharma
Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide type 1 (GLP-1) analogue that is approved for long-term obesity management in North America. While bariatric surgery remains the gold standard for weight loss, an increasing number of patients are on liraglutide in the setting of ongoing workup for bariatric surgery. The presence of gastrointestinal symptoms prior to bariatric surgery may prompt testing for dysmotility, which affects surgical decision making. Here we report six cases where treatment with liraglutide was associated with reversible reduction in gastric and esophageal motility in screening for bariatric surgery...
April 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666718/an-autopsy-case-of-misdiagnosed-wernicke-s-syndrome-after-intragastric-balloon-therapy
#14
Paola Vellante, Aldo Carnevale, Cristian D'Ovidio
Intragastric balloon (IGB) therapy is a widely used technique to counter obesity, and it is known to be safe and effective. Although there can be a high rate of side effects following IGB therapy, most are self-healing and they are mainly accommodative in nature. Few cases of Wernicke's syndrome under IGB therapy have been described in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, none have been fatal. We present here a case of a 51-year-old woman who underwent IGB therapy over 8 months. Late diagnosed Wernicke's syndrome that first appeared as lower limb neuropathy progressively immobilized the patient, until she required bed rest...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666701/beyond-weight-loss-establishing-a-postbariatric-surgery-patient-support-group-what-do-patients-want
#15
Saira Hameed, Victoria Salem, Tricia M Tan, Alma Collins, Krishna Shah, Samantha Scholtz, Ahmed R Ahmed, Harvinder Chahal
Purpose: There are limited resources for long-term specialist follow-up after bariatric surgery. In selected centres, patients can access a postoperative support group, but there is no clear evidence to guide their delivery. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study of bariatric surgery patients ( n  = 152) who had been discharged from specialist follow-up (mean time since surgery 5.5 years), covering weight history, physical and psychosocial comorbidities, and the need for a postoperative bariatric support group...
2018: Journal of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664459/multiple-sclerosis-and-myasthenia-gravis-following-severe-weight-loss
#16
Mohammed H Alanazy, Majed A Alomar, Bandar N Aljafen, Taim A Muayqil
Weight loss has substantial health benefits, but it is not risk-free. Various neurological disorders have been reported following bariatric surgery-induced weight loss. Here, we report 3 patients who developed multiple sclerosis (MS), one of whom also developed myasthenia gravis (MG), shortly after significant weight loss. Two patients lost weight by following a diet plan and one underwent bariatric surgery. There may be an association between significant weight loss and the development of an autoimmune neurological disorder such as MS or MG; a high index of suspicion is required...
April 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663468/problematic-eating-behaviors-and-psychopathology-in-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-the-mediating-role-of-loss-of-control-eating
#17
Eva M Conceição, Marta de Lourdes, Ana Pinto-Bastos, Ana Rita Vaz, Isabel Brandão, Sofia Ramalho
OBJECTIVE: This study compares different problematic eating behaviors (PEBs; objective [OBE]/subjective [SBE] binge-eating and compulsive [CG]/noncompulsive [NCG] grazing) in relation to the severity of loss of control (LOC) and psychopathology. We also investigate LOC as a mediator between PEBs and psychopathology. METHOD: This cross-sectional study assessed a group of patients before bariatric surgery (n = 163), and a group of bariatric patients 12 months or more after surgery (n = 131)...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663253/older-age-confers-a-higher-risk-of-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-following-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery-an-analysis-of-the-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-quality-improvement-program
#18
Ivy N Haskins, Tammy Ju, Ashlyn E Whitlock, Lisbi Rivas, Richard L Amdur, Paul P Lin, Khashayar Vaziri
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of literature describing the association of age with the risk of adverse events following bariatric surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of age with 30-day morbidity and mortality following laparoscopic bariatric surgery using the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database. METHODS: All adult patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNGYB) or sleeve gastrectomy (SG) were identified within the MBSAQIP database...
April 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663249/retrospective-comparison-of-single-port-sleeve-gastrectomy-versus-three-port-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-propensity-score-adjustment-analysis
#19
Claudio Mauriello, Elie Chouillard, Antonio d'alessandro, Gianpaolo Marte, Argyri Papadimitriou, Elias Chahine, Radwan Kassir
PURPOSE: Evaluate the efficacy of single-port sleeve gastrectomy (SPSG) and then compare it to a less-invasive sleeve approach (three-port) (3PSG) according to a propensity score (PS) matching analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed all patients who underwent SG through a three-port or a single-port laparoscopic approach. RESULTS: After 2 years, the follow-up was completed in 84% patients treated with 3PSG and 95% patients of the SPSG group...
April 16, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659692/bone-health-following-bariatric-surgery-implications-for-management-strategies-to-attenuate-bone-loss
#20
Tair Ben-Porat, Ram Elazary, Shiri Sherf-Dagan, Ariela Goldenshluger, Ronit Brodie, Yoav Mintz, Ram Weiss
Bariatric surgery (BS) is an effective treatment for morbid obesity and its associated comorbidities. Following such a procedure, however, patients are at risk of developing metabolic bone disease owing to the combination of rapid weight loss, severely restricted dietary intake, and reduced intestinal nutrient absorption. Patients undergoing malabsorptive procedures are at a higher risk of postoperative bone health deterioration than those undergoing restrictive procedures; however, studies have demonstrated negative skeletal consequences of restrictive procedures as well...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
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