Trends in the Prevalence of Severe Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Access: A State-Level Analysis from 2011 to 2014

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new policy statement on bariatric surgery for adolescents.
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According to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, bariatric surgery in obese patients over the age of 65 can lead to successful weight-loss and diabetes control.iNews
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AbstractBackgroundMost bariatric treatments employ gastric volume reduction. However, there has been no appropriate tool that could assess the anatomical factors of the stomach, and few studies have investigated proper stomach measurement for bariatric treatment. Thus, this study aimed to objectively estimate the individual stomach using three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) gastrography for the possible acquisition of information that could facilitate bariatric treatment and to validate these factors.MethodsA total of 100 consecutive patients with different degrees of obesity who underwent 3D CT gastrography wer...
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ConclusionPreoperative factors can be used to identify patients at risk for gastroesophageal pathology. Our data support preoperative EGD especially in older males with a history of PPI or H2B use.
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(Society for Endocrinology) While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with bariatric surgery (gastric bypass or gastric sleeve) can recover well and have a reduced risk of obesity-related complications, including heart disease and diabetes.
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AbstractPost-bariatric hypoglycemia (PBH) can be a serious complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and treatment with somatostatin analogs has been suggested. We investigated the acute effects of three different doses of pasireotide (75 μg, 150 μg, and 300 μg) on the postprandial glucose metabolism in five RYGB-operated individuals with PBH using a mixed meal test. All three doses prevented hypoglycemia but were associated with a notable increase in postprandial hyperglycemia. Moreover, all doses greatly diminished insulin, C-pe ptide, and glucagon-like peptide-1 responses. Considering its strong hyper...
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ConclusionThe results demonstrated a positive relationship between post-LSG serum zinc levels and preservation of renal function among patients with obesity in a surgical setting. Large-scale studies are warranted to support the findings.
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This app can help calculate your risk of different cardiovascular complications if you do or do not undergo bariatric surgery.
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ConclusionWLG group did not have decreased perioperative morbidity, nor improved weight loss and comorbidity resolution 4 years after surgery. While these findings should also be confirmed by multicenter trials, they question the value of mandated WLG prior to bariatric surgery as they seem ineffective and may limit patient access to surgery.
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ConclusionsThe WMSQ may be a useful tool in future research exploring the key weight management skills associated with successful weight loss before and after bariatric surgery.
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