Bariatric Embolization a Future Treatment for Severe Obesity? Bariatric Embolization a Future Treatment for Severe Obesity?
The pilot study'is a great step forward'to establish feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a weight-loss procedure designed to suppress appetite, but will not replace bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents
(Children's National Health System) Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study in Pediatrics authored by psychologists at Children's National Health System. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upstate's bariatric surgery team acquires new body composition analyzer to monitor patient progress
The new, high-tech tool more accurately measures body composition, which will better prepare patients for surgery and life changes. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - April 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Obalon to lay off half its workforce in retail pivot
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said today that it’s planning to lay off 50% of its employees, including all of its direct sales force, in a pivot toward retail. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company, which makes a gas-filled balloon designed to treat obesity, said it hopes to cut its expenses by 35% during the second quarter after one-time charges of $1 million. The move also involves elimination of 49 direct field sales and headquarters emnployees, Obalon said. The company employed 100 full-time workers as of Dec. 31, 2019, according to a regulatory filing. “As a result, the company expects to transition to a ne...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Wall Street Beat Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Bariatric Embolization Feasible for Treatment of Severe Obesity
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- Bariatric embolization is well tolerated in severely obese adults and is associated with weight loss for up to 12 months, according to a study published online April 2 in Radiology. Clifford R. Weiss, M.D., from the Johns... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rocky Ridge Fire District Improves Safety by Updating Entire Fleet First Fire and EMS Department in State of Alabama to Implement Zero-Lift Solution
Birmingham, AL – With the help of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Rocky Ridge Fire District is the first Fire and EMS Service in the state of Alabama to add iNX® Integrated Transport and Loading Systems™ to their entire fleet of transport units. The iNX was developed by FERNO to eliminate lifting during patient transport, enhancing caregiver and patient safety.  EMS is one of the most injurious occupations. According to research conducted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, 1 in 4 EMS professionals will suf...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ferno (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

Rise in number of major limb amputations
Increasing prevalence of diabetes is responsible and white men are most likely to require amputations Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Bariatric surgery could reduce heart disease risk in diabetics One person diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes Weight loss targets exceeded on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes can have long-term effect (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Interventional radiology procedure tamps obesity
Using a minimally invasive procedure known as bariatric embolization, interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI offers view of liver fat loss in obese patients SIR: Bariatric embolization can beat obesity MRI monitors fat for bariatric surgery SIR: Interventional radiology makes life better for patients Embolization procedure aids in weight loss (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Magnetic System Aims to Make Bariatric Surgery Less Invasive
A recent study concluded that a "first-of-its-kind" magnetic surgical system allows a safe, reproducible, incision-less technique for port-less intraabdominal mobilization. The Magnetic Surgical System, developed by Levita Magnetics, is so unlike current technologies that FDA had to create a whole new category for it when approving it for use, according to Alberto Rodriguez-Navarro, MD, CEO and founder of Levita Magnetics, in an interview with MD+DI. The system consists of an external magnet placed on the skin that controls a shaftless detachable grasper. It enables surgeons to move instruments without the constr...
Source: MDDI - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

Does Bariatric Surgery Lower the Risk for Incident Cancer? Does Bariatric Surgery Lower the Risk for Incident Cancer?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that suggests weight loss surgery may lower the risk for obesity-associated cancers (endometrial, colon, pancreatic, and postmenopausal breast).Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Some Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Worse for Blacks in Michigan Some Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Worse for Blacks in Michigan
Compared with white patients, blacks in Michigan who underwent bariatric surgery had more complications and less weight loss, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Race Plays a Role in Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Short-term and long-term outcomes after bariatric surgery differs between blacks and white (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Racial Differences Persist for Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Complication rates lower for white versus black patients (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery could reduce heart disease risk in diabetics
Diabetics 70% less likely to develop dangerous heart disease Related items fromOnMedica Early age type 1 diabetes linked to shorter life expectancy than later age diagnosis Experts warn of heart risks for people with diabetes Chocolate could prevent some CVD events Shocking variation in diabetes care across UK Less than half of patients accept NHS Health Check (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do Skinny People Have Faster Metabolisms? Not Really
(CNN) — It might seem counterintuitive, but generally speaking, skinny people don’t have faster metabolisms than people who weigh more. In fact, the bigger your body, the more calories you burn. Basal (or resting) metabolism refers to the total number of calories all the cells in the body need to stay alive and functioning. “Your resting metabolic rate is typically described as the total number of calories your body needs while at rest. This is made up of basic functions like supporting your vital organs, muscle and fat tissue and the energy that is required to break down food we eat,” said Martin B...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN metabolism Source Type: news

Complication Rate After Bariatric Surgery Higher for Black Patients
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- Black patients have higher rates of 30-day complications and resource use than white patients after bariatric surgery, according to a study published online March 6 in JAMA Surgery. Michael H. Wood, M.D., from Harper... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Forest Park Trial: Bariatric 'hernias,' yucky shakes and ‘a big bag of money’
On Tuesday, Dr. David Kim testified in U.S. District Court that from 2009 to 2012, he took millions of dollars in bribes from Forest Park Medical Center of Dallas, the now-shuttered hospital at the center of a sweeping medical fraud investigation. And, he said, so did Nick Nicholson, his close friend, a fellow bariatric surgeon, and one of nine defendants on trial in the Forest Park case. Kim recounted a conversation in which Nicholson told him, “We need to monetize our patients as much as we… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Bruce Tomaso Source Type: news

Weighing Bariatric Surgery Costs, Benefits, and Risks in NASH Cirrhosis Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Could be cost-effective in NASH with compensated cirrhosis, modeling study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Model Finds Bariatric Surgery Cost-Effective in NASH Model Finds Bariatric Surgery Cost-Effective in NASH
Bariatric surgery could extend life expectancy and quality-adjusted life-years (QALY) cost-effectively in overweight and obese patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a new modeling study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients
Most obese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fare well after bariatric surgery, but gastric bypass could make Crohn's disease harder to control, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Improved Sexual Function May Accompany Weight-Loss Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Durable'improvements found in at least half of those with impaired sexual functioning before bariatric surgery (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

NASH Cirrhosis: Bariatric Surgery Helps, but Is It Worth Risks, Costs?
(MedPage Today) -- Modeling study may aid clinicians in evaluating individual patients (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 26, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Many Experience Improvement in Sex Life After Bariatric Surgery
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- About half of women and men who report some level of dissatisfaction with their sexual life prior to bariatric surgery experience clinically meaningful improvement during five years of follow-up, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sexual Satisfaction a Secondary Benefit of Bariatric Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Metabolic surgery tied to several sexual functioning improvements for both men and women (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'Just like Iron Man': Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery
Dr. Richi Gill, who helped develop Calgary's bariatric surgery program, was involved in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii one year ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Experts Pen Road Map for Drugs to Treat Adolescent Obesity Experts Pen Road Map for Drugs to Treat Adolescent Obesity
Experts in childhood obesity give advice on appropriate choices for drug therapy in obese adolescents, who are often stuck in between lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx
Thrombin generation assay may allow more accurate determination of anticoagulation adequacy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx
FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 -- Endogenous thrombin potential (ETP) may provide better information than anti-factor Xa (anti-XA) in determining the best dosage for blood thinners among obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Christiana Care to be tech firm's exclusive bariatric surgery provider
Cerner employees from around the country will travel to Wilmington Hospital for weight loss surgery. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Discussion of: The relationship between childhood maltreatment and psychopathology in adults undergoing bariatric surgery - Sarwer DB, Schroeder K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Arkansas woman who went to Mexico for bariatric surgery returns with antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Tamika Capone, 40, from Jonesboro, Arkansas, went to Grand View Hospital in Tijuana to have bariatric surgery. When she came home, she had an antibiotic-resistant infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Boost Sexual Function in Women Bariatric Surgery May Boost Sexual Function in Women
Sexual function in severely obese women improves after bariatric surgery, researchers in Brazil say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Psychosocial concerns following bariatric surgery: current status - Kalarchian MA, Marcus MD.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to review the current status of research on psychosocial concerns following bariatric surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Bariatric surgery has a positive overall impact on weight and obesity-related comorbidities, as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery | Medscape Bariatric Surgery | Medscape
Bariatric surgery today is the only effective therapy for morbid obesity, which has increased steadily over the past several decades. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Interpersonal abuse and long-term outcomes following bariatric surgery - Gorrell S, Mahoney CT, Lent M, Campbell LK, Wood GC, Still C.
BACKGROUND: History of abuse may impact weight loss (WL) following bariatric surgery. Some investigations have indicated slower WL rates among patients reporting abuse; however, among studies with multiple assessments, significant differences in WL are not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Black Patients Have Worse Perioperative Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery Black Patients Have Worse Perioperative Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
Perioperative outcomes after bariatric surgery are significantly worse for black than for white patients, according to a new database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: Long-Term Study Compares Procedures (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Need for secondary bariatric intervention found rare after gastric bypass (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lack of standard dosage for blood thinners can lead to bleeding during bariatric surgery
(Rutgers University) Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Victim of abuse, or bully? The case of the 800-pound man - Roscoe LA, Schenck DP.
Obesity in the United States has been declared both a disease and an epidemic. Physicians have thus been identified as the "experts" in managing weight loss, but they have few effective solutions to recommend except bariatric surgery. Most physicians and m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Need for Bariatric Revision Varies by Primary Operation Need for Bariatric Revision Varies by Primary Operation
Bariatric reoperations are more common after banding and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) than after gastric bypass (GBP), according to long-term follow-up of participants in the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Which Bariatric Surgery Needs Most Revisions Over the Decades?
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term analysis compared banding, vertical banded gastroplasty, and gastric bypass (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Costs, Expected Weight Loss Impact Bariatric Surgery Choice
MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 -- For patients considering bariatric surgery, costs, expected weight loss, and resolution of medical conditions are the most important characteristics driving surgery decisions, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obalon wins FDA nod for Obalon Nav system
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said today that it won FDA clearance for its Obalon Navigation system intended for use in placing the company’s Obalon Balloon system. The newly cleared Obalon Navigation system uses magnetic resonance imaging during placement and displays a real-time image of the balloon, the San Diego-based company said. The system is intended for use alongside the automated Touch Inflation Dispenser to improve placement procedures. “We participated in the clinical trial for the Obalon Navigation system with the Touch Inflation Dispenser and were very impressed with the new technology to m...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Cancer Incidence The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Cancer Incidence
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews the risk for hormone-related, colorectal, and esophageal cancers following bariatric surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Exercise and Bariatric Surgery Exercise and Bariatric Surgery
What benefits might the implementation of a structured exercise program offer bariatric surgery patients?Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Apollo Says Goodbye to Lap-Band as It Reshapes Portfolio
Apollo Endosurgery is selling its surgical product line, which includes the Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding system to its rival Reshape Medical. In addition, ReShape will deal its intra-gastric balloon line to Austin, TX-based Apollo. The transactions are worth about $17 million. Now Apollo will have the ability to focus all its efforts on growing the clinical adoption of its Endo-bariatric product offerings, which consists of its OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing Systems and the Orbera Intragastric Balloon technologies. The company said it will continue to manufacture the Surgical product line for the San Clemente-based ...
Source: MDDI - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news