Study: Patients maintain muscle mass 5 years after surgically induced weight loss
(Brigham Young University) Newly published research provides important evidence supporting the long-term safety and viability of bariatric surgery.The study finds that muscle mass and fat-free mass (organs, bones, tissues) levels are maintained in the body following a rapid post-surgical weight loss. The finding dispels fears that gastric bypass surgery may result in a detrimental loss of muscle that continues for years after initial weight loss, leading to long-term muscle insufficiency despite weight regain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pre - Op Psychiatric Dx Not Tied to Bariatric Sx Outcomes in Teens
No association between presence, absence, number of diagnoses and post - surgery weight loss outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Pre-Op Psychiatric Dx Not Tied to Bariatric Sx Outcomes in Teens
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Preoperative psychiatric diagnoses are not associated with weight loss outcomes in severely obese adolescents receiving bariatric surgery, according to a study published online June 1 in Pediatrics. Eleanor R. Mackey,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

J & amp;J Agrees to $2.1B Sale of LifeScan
It's official, Johnson & Johnson is pulling out of the blood glucose monitoring space.  The New Brunswick, NJ-based company reported Tuesday afternoon that it has accepted Platinum Equity's $2.1 billion offer for J&J's LifeScan business. As MD+DI previously reported, J&J has been entertaining the offer since March and was expected to respond by June 15. LifeScan is known to diabetes patients worldwide for its OneTouch brand of glucose meters, insulin pumps, and related products. J&J said the deal is expected to close by the end of the year, assuming it clears regulatory requirements and other...
Source: MDDI - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Study: Bariatric Surgery OK for Kids with Psych Illness
(MedPage Today) -- Mental health disorders not predictive of outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Updates in Obesity from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Scientific & amp; Clinical Congress
Highlights include: POC A1c testing in prediabetes screening, first-year weight loss after bariatric surgery, and predicting fracture risk in obese patients.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Source Type: news

Obesity Briefs from the AACE Annual Scientific & amp; Clinical Congress
Highlights include: POC A1c testing in prediabetes screening, first-year weight loss after bariatric surgery, and predicting fracture risk in obese patients.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and Increased Risk of New-onset IBD Bariatric Surgery and Increased Risk of New-onset IBD
This large case-based study found that patients with new onset IBD were significantly more likely to have a past history of bariatric surgery than matched controls.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Psychiatric disorders shouldn't disqualify youth with severe obesity from weight loss surgery
(Children's National Health System) Psychiatric disorders, a common comorbidity of severe obesity, especially for youth, should not disqualify an adolescent with severe obesity from bariatric surgery. According to a forthcoming study in Pediatrics, identifying anxiety, depressive disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders, while still a crucial pre-surgical evaluation step, had no predictive value for how much post-surgical weight loss an adolescent would achieve. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term incidence of serious fall-related injuries after bariatric surgery in Swedish obese subjects - Carlsson LMS, Sj öholm K, Ahlin S, Jacobson P, Andersson-Assarsson JC, Karlsson Lindahl L, Maglio C, Karlsson C, Hjorth S, Taube M, Carlsson B, Svensson PA, Peltonen M.
Obesity increases risk of falling, but the effect of bariatric surgery on fall-related injuries is unknown. The aim of this study was therefore to study the association between bariatric surgery and long-term incidence of fall-related injuries in the prosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

It Turns Out Stapler Choice Matters in Lung Cancer Surgery
Video-assisted lobectomies performed with powered staplers resulted in nearly half as many patient bleeding complications as those conducted with manual staplers, according to a recent study. Patients treated with powered staplers were released from the hospital one day earlier than those whose surgeons used manual staplers. The retrospective study, funded by powered-stapler maker Ethicon, also indicated shortened hospital stays and 10% lower costs among the patients treated with the powered devices, most of which were manufactured by Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson. Most of the manual devices were made by Medtronic...
Source: MDDI - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Big Drop in Malignant Melanoma Rate After Bariatric Surgery Big Drop in Malignant Melanoma Rate After Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery for obesity appears to result in a huge reduction in the risk of malignant melanoma that persists for up to 20 years, according to a new analysis of long-term data from the SOS study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery is associated with a reduced risk of melanoma, researchers say
In addition to rapid and lasting weight loss and a passel of other health benefits, bariatric surgery has now been linked to a 61% reduction in the risk of developing malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer most closely associated with excessive sun exposure.Thenew research, to be presented... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Brain stimulation may be novel therapy to reduce food cravings
According to a study, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, deep transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a viable alternative to drug therapy and bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is Meta-Analysis a Sign of Something Big on the Horizon for GID?
All signs are pointing to something big on the horizon for GI Dynamics and its embattled obesity and type 2 diabetes treatment technology. The most recent guidepost from the Lexington, MA-based company came Thursday, when it announced results were being published from a meta-analysis of the EndoBarrier. Results show the device was able to impact weight loss and insulin resistance improvement. The research is titled “Effects of the Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Liner on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Obesity: A Meta-analysis with Secondary Analysis on Weight Loss and Hormonal Changes,” an...
Source: MDDI - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

GI Dynamics touts insulin resistance improvement, weight loss in EndoBarrier meta-analysis
This study presents the most comprehensive EndoBarrier meta-analysis we have seen and this type of data is indicative of EndoBarrier’s highly impactful clinical utility,” prez & CEO Scott Schorer said in a press release. Earlier this week, GI Dynamics announced it inked a binding commitment for a $1.8 million financing deal with Crystal Amber Fund Limited. The post GI Dynamics touts insulin resistance improvement, weight loss in EndoBarrier meta-analysis appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

New injection to treat obesity
A team at Imperial College London have developed an injection therapy, containing satiety hormones, that could replace bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity.ITV News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery impairs bone health
A recent review of the evidence, published inJBMR Plus, recommends that clinical guidelines on weight loss surgery address the negative effects on bone health. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery, Medical Therapy and Bone Turnover in T2D Bariatric Surgery, Medical Therapy and Bone Turnover in T2D
Find out how bariatric surgery impacted bone turnover in patients with type 2 diabetes compared with those who received medical treatment alone.Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery points to potential diabetes treatment
A study, published inCell Reports, reveals how bariatric surgery can lead to increased GLP-1 levels, which may point to a new therapeutic target for type-2 diabetes treatment.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery successes lead to type 2 diabetes treatment
(Cornell University) Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine may be the key to developing drug alternatives to surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Standard Bariatrics closes Series A round of financing
(CincyTech) Standard Bariatrics Inc., an innovator of bariatric surgical devices, has raised a Series A round of financing. RiverVest Venture Partners led the round. The size of the round is undisclosed. Standard Bariatrics' first device, the STANDARD CLAMP ™ , received FDA clearance in July 2017. It offers technical and clinical improvement to surgeons performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the most common and effective weight loss surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service New Malley Ambulance Dealer
10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service is very excited to announce “we are YOUR new Malley Industries Emergency Vehicle Dealer.” 10-8 will be handling Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia for all Malley sales & service. Malley has introduced a whole new approach to ambulance design: The Ram ProMaster offers Front Wheel Drive and the highest payload in the industry, exceeding 2,300 lbs. This is the first Type 2 ambulance in North America with the capacity to accommodate a Bariatric Type 2 cot. This spacious platform enabled Malley to revolutionize the design of a Type 2 Ambulance. Malley also offers a For...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Operations Source Type: news

10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service New Malley Ambulance Dealer
10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service is very excited to announce “we are YOUR new Malley Industries Emergency Vehicle Dealer.” 10-8 will be handling Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia for all Malley sales & service. Malley has introduced a whole new approach to ambulance design: The Ram ProMaster offers Front Wheel Drive and the highest payload in the industry, exceeding 2,300 lbs. This is the first Type 2 ambulance in North America with the capacity to accommodate a Bariatric Type 2 cot. This spacious platform enabled Malley to revolutionize the design of a Type 2 Ambulance. Malley also offers a For...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Operations Source Type: news

10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service New Malley Ambulance Dealer
10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service is very excited to announce “we are YOUR new Malley Industries Emergency Vehicle Dealer.” 10-8 will be handling Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia for all Malley sales & service. Malley has introduced a whole new approach to ambulance design: The Ram ProMaster offers Front Wheel Drive and the highest payload in the industry, exceeding 2,300 lbs. This is the first Type 2 ambulance in North America with the capacity to accommodate a Bariatric Type 2 cot. This spacious platform enabled Malley to revolutionize the design of a Type 2 Ambulance. Malley also offers a For...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Operations Source Type: news

10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service New Malley Ambulance Dealer
10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service is very excited to announce “we are YOUR new Malley Industries Emergency Vehicle Dealer.” 10-8 will be handling Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia for all Malley sales & service. Malley has introduced a whole new approach to ambulance design: The Ram ProMaster offers Front Wheel Drive and the highest payload in the industry, exceeding 2,300 lbs. This is the first Type 2 ambulance in North America with the capacity to accommodate a Bariatric Type 2 cot. This spacious platform enabled Malley to revolutionize the design of a Type 2 Ambulance. Malley also offers a For...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Operations Source Type: news

TAP Block Cuts Post-Op Opioid Need in Bariatric Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Less rescue medication needed and shorter length of stay with local anesthesia technique (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Another Bariatric Benefit: Improved Albuminuria
(MedPage Today) -- Improvement seen in 80% and resolution in half (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Recognized for Quality Care
Image Description Duke Regional Hospital is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for high standards of care in weight loss surgery. Treatment TermsWeight loss surgeryAdjustable gastric bandingAdolescent weight loss surgeryDuodenal switchRevisional proceduresRoux-en-y gastric bypassSleeve gastrectomyVBLOC therapy Is Default (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and Sexual Function and Sex Hormone Levels Bariatric Surgery and Sexual Function and Sex Hormone Levels
In what ways may bariatric surgery impact sex hormone levels and sexual function -- and how might these effects differ between men and women?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Increases in Divorces, Marriages Bariatric Surgery Tied to Increases in Divorces, Marriages
Weight loss surgery can affect interpersonal relationships, a Swedish report suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mortality Rates After Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery'Low'Mortality Rates After Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery'Low '
The one-year mortality rates after laparoscopic bariatric surgery are lower than a quarter of one percent, a new study using 2008-2012 data shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Gold Cross Ambulance Celebrates 50 Years of Quality Service
In March 1968, Gene and Julia Moffitt formed Gold Cross Ambulance with partners Jared Miles and Max Schmidt.  The company had two 1968 Cadillac ambulances equipped with first-aid kits, resuscitation devices, splints, and stretchers. It was during this time that Gene was instrumental in working closely with the Utah State Health Department to create a certification program for ambulance personnel. His involvement led him to be very familiar with EMS protocols around the country, and Gold Cross Ambulance providers were among the first paramedics trained in the State of Utah.  As an ambassador for the Utah State Hea...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Gold Cross Ambulance Celebrates 50 Years of Quality Service
In March 1968, Gene and Julia Moffitt formed Gold Cross Ambulance with partners Jared Miles and Max Schmidt.  The company had two 1968 Cadillac ambulances equipped with first-aid kits, resuscitation devices, splints, and stretchers. It was during this time that Gene was instrumental in working closely with the Utah State Health Department to create a certification program for ambulance personnel. His involvement led him to be very familiar with EMS protocols around the country, and Gold Cross Ambulance providers were among the first paramedics trained in the State of Utah.  As an ambassador for the Utah State Hea...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Gold Cross Ambulance Celebrates 50 Years of Quality Service
In March 1968, Gene and Julia Moffitt formed Gold Cross Ambulance with partners Jared Miles and Max Schmidt.  The company had two 1968 Cadillac ambulances equipped with first-aid kits, resuscitation devices, splints, and stretchers. It was during this time that Gene was instrumental in working closely with the Utah State Health Department to create a certification program for ambulance personnel. His involvement led him to be very familiar with EMS protocols around the country, and Gold Cross Ambulance providers were among the first paramedics trained in the State of Utah.  As an ambassador for the Utah State Hea...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Gold Cross Ambulance Celebrates 50 Years of Quality Service
In March 1968, Gene and Julia Moffitt formed Gold Cross Ambulance with partners Jared Miles and Max Schmidt.  The company had two 1968 Cadillac ambulances equipped with first-aid kits, resuscitation devices, splints, and stretchers. It was during this time that Gene was instrumental in working closely with the Utah State Health Department to create a certification program for ambulance personnel. His involvement led him to be very familiar with EMS protocols around the country, and Gold Cross Ambulance providers were among the first paramedics trained in the State of Utah.  As an ambassador for the Utah State Hea...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 -- Laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis (OA) in younger patients and those without prior knee injury, according to a study published recently in Seminars in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Changes in Relationship Status
Increased incidence of divorce/separation in those in a relationship, and new relationship in single patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Super Gonorrhea; Pro-Bariatric Surgery;'Rotting Pelvis '
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Relationship Changes
(MedPage Today) -- Up to 15% divorced, 21% married in the 4 years after surgery (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Changes in Relationship Status
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with changes in relationship status, according to a study published online March 28 in JAMA Surgery. Gustave Bruze, Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After weight loss surgery, relationships can change as much as weight
For those in a relationship, bariatric surgery is associated with a higher rate of divorce and separation. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Big Weight Loss May Bring Big Relationship Changes
WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 -- Weight-loss surgery may turn your love life upside down, new research suggests. In one of two new Swedish studies, major weight loss after bariatric surgery was associated with more divorces. In the other study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Relationship changes after bariatric surgery
(University of Gothenburg) Individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery have a higher probability of getting married, separating from their partner or getting divorced, according to a Swedish study published in JAMA Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA: Weight-Loss Surgery Helps the Hearts of Very Obese Teens, Too
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Bariatric surgery in severely obese teenagers could lower their risk of heart attack and stroke by about 40 to 50 percent -- and could maintain that lower risk for at least five years, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity surgery linked to positive outcomes in very obese teens with diabetes
This study is the first to compare glycemic control in two groups of very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes. It included 30 teenagers treated with medication (TODAY) and 63 teenagers who underwent bariatric surgery (Teen-LABs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery can change gene expression patterns
Obesity surgery leads to gene expression changes that could predict future outcomes for patients, research presented at ENDO 2018 reports. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Alters Gene Expression
(MedPage Today) -- Inflammatory, metabolic pathways overexpressed as'hungry intestine'remodels gut (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What Approaches Do You Use to Treat Obesity? What Approaches Do You Use to Treat Obesity?
Medscape survey finds many physicians do not prescribe newer weight-loss drugs, and even fewer refer patients for bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news