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Geoffrey P Roberts, Richard G Kay, James Howard, Richard H Hardwick, Frank Reimann, Fiona M Gribble
BACKGROUND: Altered enteroendocrine hormone responses are widely believed to underlie the beneficial effects of bariatric surgery in type 2 diabetes. While elevated postprandial glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is considered one of the mediators, increased postprandial glucagon levels have recently been implicated. OBJECTIVES: We investigated hormonal responses in lean patients after prophylactic total gastrectomy (PTG), as a model of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass without the confounding effects of obesity or massive weight loss...
February 3, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Gabriele Miotto, Yan Ortiz-Pomales
Arm contour improvement is a desired goal of the massive weight loss and the aging population who want to maintain the arm aesthetics. Brachioplasty is a growing and safe procedure to improve the arm contour and different approaches and innovative treatment options have been described since the 1930s. This paper reviews the relevant literature in arm contouring including surgical and nonsurgical procedures used to aesthetically improve the arm. A comprehensive literature review was performed using the words "brachioplasty," "arm lift," "arm contouring," "arm liposuction," "noninvasive arm lift," "minimally invasive arm lift...
March 12, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Robert F Centeno
Massive weight loss patients and aesthetic patients can present with significant gluteal contour abnormalities. Gluteal ptosis, skeletal deformities, severe platypgia, and a paucity of donor fat for autologous transfer are common problems. Excisional procedures are used to treat massive-weight-loss contour abnormalities. These procedures present an opportunity to address severe gluteal deformities using autologous tissue augmentation. With a working knowledge of the relevant anatomy, sound surgical technique, and meticulous postoperative care, autologous gluteal autoaugmentation with circumferential body lift/excisional buttock lift using the "Moustache" flap technique will enhance massive weight loss body contouring outcomes and improve patient satisfaction...
April 2018: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Mike Mikkelsen Lorenzen, Lotte Poulsen, Signe Poulsen, Jens Ahm Sørensen, Kirsten K Roessler
INTRODUCTION: Body contouring surgery is associated with changes in body image and identity. The primary aim of the study was to investigate a multidisciplinary assessment of potential psychological challenges before and after body contouring surgery. METHODS: Eight pre- and post-operative patients undergoing plastic surgery, two surgeons and two nurses were investigated using semi-structured and focus group interviews to capture the perspectives of both the healthcare professionals and the patients...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Aafke W F Janssen, Saeed Katiraei, Barbara Bartosinska, Daniel Eberhard, Ko Willems van Dijk, Sander Kersten
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) is an important regulator of triacylglycerol metabolism, carrying out this role by inhibiting the enzymes lipoprotein lipase and pancreatic lipase. ANGPTL4 is a potential target for ameliorating cardiometabolic diseases. Although ANGPTL4 has been implicated in obesity, the study of the direct role of ANGPTL4 in diet-induced obesity and related metabolic dysfunction is hampered by the massive acute-phase response and development of lethal chylous ascites and peritonitis in Angptl4-/- mice fed a standard high-fat diet...
March 3, 2018: Diabetologia
Gitanjali Srivastava, Cynthia Buffington
INTRODUCTION: Although bariatric surgery results in massive weight loss, weight regain over time up to as much as 25% is not uncommon. Weight regain in this population often leads to long-term weight loss failure and non-compliance in clinical follow-up and program recommendations. METHODS: We analyzed early weight outcomes at 3 and 6 months of 48 bariatric patients referred to an individualized, multidisciplinary medical management program at the Center for Obesity Medicine (COM) to address weight regain in 2015 and compared to a group of matched non-bariatric patients...
February 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Nicolas Isola, Eric Watier, Nicolas Bertheuil
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February 15, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Stjepan Hmelik, Margareta Dobrenić, Dražen Huić
Pulmonary artery sarcomas (PAS's) are extremely rare malignant tumors that arise from the endothelial lining of the pulmonary arteries. On CT scans PAS's appear as intraluminal filling defects in the pulmonary arteries, mimicking pulmonary embolism (PE). Due to the similarities in radiographic features as well as in clinical presentation, PAS's are usually misdiagnosed as pulmonary embolism. Since PASs are F-18 FDG avid, F-18 FDG PET/CT scan is a useful imaging tool for differentiating between these two conditions, as shown in this case report...
2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
Michael Derickson, Cody Phillips, Morgan Barron, John Kuckelman, Matthew Martin, Mia DeBarros
INTRODUCTION: Bariatric surgery results in massive weight loss, leaving many patients with redundant skin that can cause significant physical and psychosocial limitations. We sought to identify variables associated with postoperative complications and adjuncts associated with the mitigation of postoperative complications. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all post-bariatric surgery patients who underwent panniculectomy over a 10-year period. RESULTS: Total 706 patients included...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Hiroaki Saito, Junji Shiode, Shogen Ohya, Atsushi Yao, Shunsuke Saito, Masakuni Fujii, Mamoru Itoh, Shuhei Ishiyama, Akiko Fujiwara, Junichiro Nasu, Masao Yoshioka, Kazuhide Yamamoto
A 72-year-old man presented with anorexia and 15-kg weight loss over 3 years. Endoscopy revealed yellow, shaggy mucosa alternating with erythematous, eroded mucosa in the duodenum. Biopsy specimens showed massive infiltration of periodic acid-Schiff-positive macrophages in the lamina propria, consistent with Whipple's disease. The patient was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone for four weeks, followed by oral trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. His condition improved, and he gradually gained weight. Although the endoscopic findings improved with continuous trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole administration, macrophage infiltration of the duodenal mucosa persisted...
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Sravani Ghattamaneni, Venkateswara Rao Guttikonda, Sivaranjani Yeluri, Rajani Kolipara
Lymphomas are malignant neoplasm of the lymphocyte cell lines, classified as either Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). NHL comprises a heterogeneous group of lymphoid neoplasm arising from B-cell, T-cell or natural killer cell with a spectrum of behavior ranging from relatively indolent to highly aggressive and potentially fatal. Peripheral T-cell lymphoma, a variant of NHL, is a disease characterized by the presence of diffuse lymphadenopathy, extranodal involvement, classical B symptoms such as fever (>100...
September 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
John Henry Pang, Demetrius M Coombs, Isaac James, Jordan Fishman, J Peter Rubin, Jeffrey A Gusenoff
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Massive weight loss (MWL) can result in variable contour deformities of the breasts. The Pittsburgh Rating Scale (PRS) was designed to describe the multitude of deformities after MWL and recommends operations to consider for surgical improvement. We present the first comprehensive description of breast deformities in a large sample of MWL patients, examine factors affecting the severity of deformities, and report the correlation between PRS score and surgical decision making...
March 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Volker M Tronnier, Dirk Rasche, Veronika Thorns, Daniel Alvarez-Fischer, Thomas F Münte, Bartosz Zurowski
Obese individuals share behavioral characteristics with drug/alcohol addicts as well as obsessive compulsive disease. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used successfully in these disorders, thus warranting an evaluation in obesity. A woman with treatment-resistant depression as well as severe obesity was selected for DBS of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) bilaterally with depression being the primary and obesity being the secondary target of treatment. Compared to earlier bariatric surgery, the patient showed accelerated weight loss after DBS...
February 1, 2018: Neurocase
Christine Poitou, Margot Denis, Zeina Chakhtoura, Catherine Uzan, Maryam Nikpayam, Jean-Michel Oppert
As obesity prevalence increases worldwide, healthcare professionals are often faced with challenging cases associated with massive obesity. A 33-year-old woman (weight 342 kg, body mass index = 100 kg/m²) presented with respiratory failure, limb edema and ascites. Abdominal CT scan became feasible after initial weight loss and showed a large pelvic mass in contact with the left ovary. The surgical removal performed despite a high-risk profile led to the diagnosis of a giant mucinous borderline tumor whose growth was due to delayed care and responsible for multiple severe complications: sepsis, anemia, esophagitis, constipation, anorexia due to mechanical compression, undernutrition, sarcopenia and lower limb edema contributing to a severe disability...
March 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Pierfranco Simone, Carlo Carusi, Francesco Segreto, Riccardo Iannuzzi, Silvia Buscaglione, Alessio Gizzi, Sara Giannitelli, Alberto Rainer, Simonetta Filippi, Paolo Persichetti
BACKGROUND: Brachioplasty is an increasingly performed procedure following massive weight loss. A visible scar is the main hindrance to this surgery. The aims of the study were to develop a physical model to investigate the ideal location of the surgical incision and to present the authors' technical refinements with the posteromedial scar approach. METHODS: Twenty-four postbariatric patients underwent brachioplasty with posteromedial scar placement, concomitant liposuction, fascial plication, and axillary Z-plasty...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sidhbh Gallagher, Tahereh Soleimani, Christine Wang, Sunil Tholpady, Christopher Jones, William Sando
INTRODUCTION: Surgical drains are used in abdominoplasty patients to combat wound closure disruption by hematoma or seroma formation. Several recent publications have described techniques that allow abdominoplasty to be performed safely without the need for surgical drains. This has not, however, been described in the case of the bariatric patient, who is often considered to be of higher postoperative complication risk. Here, we describe our experience of the drainless abdominoplasty in patients who have undergone massive weight loss (MWL) after a bariatric procedure...
February 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Ángel Urzúa, Miguel Bascur, Fabián Guzmán, Mauricio Urbina
Hemigrapsus crenulatus is a key species of coastal and estuarine ecosystems in the Southeastern Pacific and New Zealand. Since the gravid females-and their embryos-develop under conditions of variable salinity, we propose that low external salinity will be met with an increase in energy expenditures in order to maintain osmoregulation; subsequently, the use of energy reserves for reproduction will be affected. In this study, we investigate in H. crenulatus whether 1) the biomass and energy content of embryos is influenced by salinity experienced during oogenesis and embryogenesis and 2) how variation in the biomass and energy content of embryos affects larval energetic condition at hatching...
January 6, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Xin-Nan Ma, Shuai Qiang, Tian-Yi Liu, Mei-Yu Cao, Song-Cen Lv
RATIONALE: Desmoplastic fibroma (DF) is a rare, locally invasive but benign bone tumor. It represents one of the rarest bone diseases, with an incidence of only 0.11% of all primary bone tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, a case of massive and unusual DF, with simultaneous involvement of ilium and ischium, is described. A 29-year-old man suffered minor pain in his right hip for 2 years. It worsened after sudden movements, which prevented him from walking normally...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kunal Kishor Jha, Suresh K Gupta, Harpreet Saluja, Nuwadatta Subedi
The peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL, NOS) belongs to a heterogeneous class of aggressive neoplasms. Although several morphologic subtypes of this tumor have been described, no particular genetic, immunological, or distinct clinical features define this disease. Patients can experience night sweats, fever, lymphadenopathy, weight loss, splenomegaly, and/or skin changes. Common laboratory tests reveal that patients have anemia, thrombocytosis, lymphocytosis, eosinophilia, hypergammaglobulinemia, or increased lactate dehydrogenase...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kenji Notohara, Tadashi Otsuka, Yuka Kobayashi, Masuo Ujita, Yuuki Yoshioka, Naomasa Suzuki, Ryuji Aoyagi, Riuko Ohashi, Toshimitsu Suzuki
BACKGROUND Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory condition of the mesentery. The main symptoms include abdominal pain, abdominal distention, weight loss, fever, nausea, and vomiting. The patients also present with chylous ascites in 14% of the cases and chylous pleural effusion (CPE) in very rare occasions. Despite the previous view of excellent prognosis of MP, two recent papers reported several fatal cases. However, there are still only a few autopsy case reports that describe the macroscopic and histological details of MP cases...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
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