Single-stage conversions from failed gastric band to sleeve gastrectomy versus Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: results from the United Kingdom National Bariatric Surgical Registry

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) placement is a safe and efficacious treatment for morbid obesity, however this procedure can result in insufficient weight loss or long term weight regain [1,2]. In addition, some patients experience intolerable chronic symptoms such as epigastric pain or intractable acid reflux due to band migration.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original research Source Type: research

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Sleep Is Compromised in −12° Head Down Tilt Position Alessa L. Boschert1*, David Elmenhorst2,3, Peter Gauger1, Zhili Li4, Maria T. Garcia-Gutierrez5, Darius Gerlach1, Bernd Johannes1, Jochen Zange1, Andreas Bauer2,6 and Jörn Rittweger1,7 1Department of Muscle and Bone Metabolism, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Cologne, Germany 2Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-2), Jülich, Germany 3Division of Medical Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany 4State Key Laboratory of Space Medicine Fundamentals and Application, China ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news
DiscussionRefractory GERD can be surgically managed with various techniques. In obese individuals, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass should be considered due to significant symptom improvement and lower incidence of recurrent symptoms with weight loss. Otherwise, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is the preferred surgical technique for treatment of this disease with concomitant hiatal hernia repair when present for either procedure. The short-term risks associated with these procedures include esophageal or gastric injury, pneumothorax, wound infection, and dysphagia. Emerging techniques for treatment of this disease ...
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Some early reviews of Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Be Smarter Than Your Doctor are coming in on Amazon. Here’s a sample: DH22: Dr. Davis is hero. Being an MD, I can tell you that the medical profession has unfortunately become an industry. Of course if you get hit by a bus or shot, you need the medical services but regarding treating chronic disease the medical profession falls way short. It is crucial to take responsibility for one’s own health. In general it is all about the diet. The diet is under your complete control I have been on a ketogenic diet for several years and after...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored cholesterol health healthcare Inflammation profit statins Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
Shouldn’t the most expensive healthcare in the world also buy you the greatest health in the world? If you pay $600-$1500 per month for a high-deductible health insurance policy for your family, does that mean that you and your family will enjoy better health? Because Americans spend nearly $10,000 per person per year on healthcare—-more than any other country on the planet, double the spending of the U.K., Canada, and Australia-—does this mean that Americans pay more and thereby enjoy better health? Less diabetes, less heart disease, less obesity, fewer cases of autoimmune disease, less arthritis, etc.?...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored gluten grains health healthcare Inflammation Weight Loss wheat Source Type: blogs
As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two decades, I began seeing an increasing incidence of hormonal and immune dysregulations in my patients. Also, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, and obesity began showing up in unprecedented numbers. A few years ago, I became aware of the ongoing research on the human gut microbiome. Much of the published researched explained what I was seeing in my clinical practice as linked to a disrupted gut biome. As I began applying the recommended protocols to healing the microbio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
I posed this question recently: Given the extravagant health successes people are experiencing by living the Wheat Belly lifestyle, are we on the dawn of an age of self-direction in health? If doctors misdiagnose/misclassify our acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, intractable constipation, migraine headaches, chronic sinusitis, asthma, depression, binge eating disorder, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune hepatitis, and hundreds of other conditions, which we then reverse on our own with the lifestyle changes we introduce . . . who needs the doctors? Christine provided her perspective: &...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories gluten grains microbiome nutrients self-directed health undoctored Source Type: blogs
Authors: Xu S, Xue Y Abstract Pediatric or childhood obesity is the most prevalent nutritional disorder among children and adolescents worldwide. Approximately 43 million individuals are obese, 21-24% children and adolescents are overweight, and 16-18% of individuals have abdominal obesity. The prevalence of obesity is highest among specific ethnic groups. Obesity increases the risk of heart diseases in children and adults. Childhood obesity predisposes the individual to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, liver and kidney diseases and causes reproductive dysfunction in adults. Obe...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: Journals (General) Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusions The presence of symptoms cannot be considered as a valuable guide to indicate endoscopy since the majority of endoscopic lesions were asymptomatic and not H. pylori-related.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
A 57-year-old bartender suddenly lost consciousness while serving drinks at work. She was unconscious for several seconds before spontaneous arousal. Her episode was without preceding chest pain, light-headedness or palpitations and was not accompanied by seizure-like activity. Her medical history included obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type II diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux, and chronic hypomagnesemia. She had no history of cardiac disease or syncopal events and no family history of sudden death.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication to the Editor Source Type: research
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