Adolescent Gastric Banding: a 5-Year Longitudinal Study

ConclusionIn this study, fewer than 20% of adolescents with severe obesity lost>  50% of their excess weight following LAGB. Nearly 50% of patients required additional surgery. With reports of success following sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, we believe that LAGB is not a preferred choice to treat adolescents with obesity.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Conclusion: There was no significant improvement in the patient GERD symptoms increasing the dose of oral esomeprazole during the 6 months of study. N-of-1 trials in chronic pathologies including GERD are recommended due to their potential value as systematic methods that evaluate therapies without strong scientific evidence. PMID: 31929980 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
A unique case of intractable hiccups. Patient is 48 years old with severe hiccups followed by burping which relieves his chest pain, nausea and vomiting, and severe heartburn and reflux. He has a remote history of Nissen fundoplication that was revised into a roux en y gastric bypass. He also had a prior hiatal hernia repair. This over time yielded weight loss and resolution of symptoms. The then had the above symptoms start with findings as described by the video presentation.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: BSG is safe and produces substantially more weight loss than nonbanded SG at 2 through 5 postoperative years, with minimal side effects. PMID: 31548001 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Surg Obes Relat Dis Source Type: research
A 59 ‐year‐old obese Japanese man with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus presented with severe heartburn after inguinal cellulitis and exacerbated glycemic control. Emergent esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed acute esophageal necrosis, although signs of upper gastrointestinal bleeding were a bsent and a recent esophagogastroduodenoscopy was unremarkable. AbstractA 59 ‐year‐old obese Japanese man with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus presented with severe heartburn for 3 days after inguinal cellulitis and exacerbated glycemic control, without any signs of upper gastrointestinal bleed...
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is present in half of the obese candidates for bariatric surgery. Variability of symptoms and new onset of GERD are often debated. Prior studies have demonstrated that sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is associated with significant weight loss.ObjectivesWe prospectively evaluated the effect of a standardized SG technique on GERD symptoms in 104 patients.MethodsAll patients were surveyed on the presence of heartburn and/or regurgitation with a specific questionnaire (GERD-HRQL). Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) was performed in the preoperative phase and after 12  months...
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You're reading Should you Graze?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Grazed and confusedGrazing is picking at food little by little so that you're continually eating as opposed to eating only at mealtimes. Have you grazed and been confused for so long it's not true? Alright, I admit it, it may be punny but it's not very funny. The point I'm trying to make is that grazing on food can be confusing and here's why. 50 shades of graze When you graze, there are many questions you can ask yourself. For instance...
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Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
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(Wiley) Individuals who are obese often experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. Previous research indicates that gastric bypass surgery for obesity helps alleviate symptoms in the short term, but a new Alimentary Pharmacology&Therapeutics study finds that these benefits often are not long-lasting.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionSymptomatic GERD was found in 8.2% of respondents in this representative southern Indian community, being more prevalent in urban residents, women, older, and obese individuals.
Source: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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