Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have better long-term kidney function than without weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Testosterone: An Option for Weight Loss in Obesity With Hypogonadism Testosterone: An Option for Weight Loss in Obesity With Hypogonadism
Testosterone therapy in men with both morbid obesity and low testosterone is effective at sustaining weight loss over 11 years and might be an alternative to bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight bias, shame, and self-compassion: risk/protective mechanisms of depression and anxiety in prebariatic surgery patients - Braun TD, Quinn DM, Stone A, Gorin AA, Ferrand J, Puhl RM, Sierra J, Tishler D, Papasavas P.
OBJECTIVE: Psychopathology in bariatric surgery patients may contribute to adverse postoperative sequelae, including weight regain, substance use, and self-harm. This cross-sectional study aimed to advance the understanding of the risk and protective paths... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rate
TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2020 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduction in mortality, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is effective for blood pressure (BP) control in patients with hypertension and obesity, according to two studies published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Strict diet explains metabolic effect of gastric bypass surgery
(Lund University) In many studies, bariatric surgery has been highlighted as an almost magical method for weight loss and reversing type 2 diabetes. One question that has remained largely unanswered is how the effect of surgery differs from the effects of a strict low-calorie diet. This question has now been examined by researchers at Lund University in Sweden in a study published in the journal Diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients
Women with PCOS often struggle to conceive, but a new study links weight loss following bariatric surgery in very obese PCOS patients to high rates of pregnancy and live births.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obesity Diagnoses Up Among Hospitalized Patients in the U.S.
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- There was an increase in obesity diagnoses in hospitalized patients and bariatric surgeries among those diagnosed with obesity from 2011 to 2014, according to a study published online July 5 in Clinical Obesity. Janani... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How High a Priority Is Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19? How High a Priority Is Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19?
The American Society for Metabolic& Bariatric Surgery has declared that surgery is not'elective'and the Obesity Society urges overall prioritization of obesity management during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Risk factors for suicide after bariatric surgery in a population-based nationwide study in five Nordic countries - Kauppila JH, Santoni G, Tao W, Lynge E, Jokinen J, Tryggvadottir L, Ness-Jensen E, Pukkala E, von Euler-Chelpin M, Lagergren J.
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for suicide after bariatric surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Bariatric surgery reduces obesity-related mortality. However, it is for unclear reasons is associated with an increased risk of suicide. METHODS: This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Severe Obesity Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Severe Obesity
People with severe obesity who undergo sleeve gastrectomy may be less likely to experience fractures than individuals who get Roux-en-Y procedures or those who are eligible for bariatric surgery and don't get it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
(University of Georgia) A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Senators Cassidy and Carper call for Medicare to cover obesity drugs amid COVID-19 pandemic
(American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) US Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) are calling on the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to lift regulations that deny insurance coverage for obesity drugs and that limit coverage of Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-Term Diabetes Remission Rates After Bariatric Surgery Long-Term Diabetes Remission Rates After Bariatric Surgery
Find out what we have learned about the long-term type 2 diabetes remission rates after bariatric surgery.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bariatric Embolotherapy Helps Shed Pounds in Obese Patients Bariatric Embolotherapy Helps Shed Pounds in Obese Patients
Weight loss with the novel, minimally invasive procedure was sustained over 1 year and translated into improved quality of life across all domains.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IBD Risk Among Obese Patients After Bariatric Surgery IBD Risk Among Obese Patients After Bariatric Surgery
Does surgical or medical treatment for obesity reduce the risk of developing new-onset inflammatory bowel disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The relationship between childhood maltreatment and problematic eating behaviors in bariatric surgery candidates - Akduman I, Sevincer GM, Bozkurt S, Kandeger A.
PURPOSE: It is known that childhood maltreatment and problematic eating behaviors are higher in bariatric surgery patients compared to over- and normal-weight persons. The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between childhood maltreatment a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower All-Cause Mortality With Obesity, Kidney Failure Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower All-Cause Mortality With Obesity, Kidney Failure
People with obesity and end stage kidney disease (ESKD) who get bariatric surgery have lower all-cause mortality rates than counterparts who don't get these operations, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Psychological characteristics of patients seeking bariatric treatment versus those seeking medical treatment for obesity: is bariatric surgery a last best hope? - Gaudrat B, Andrieux S, Florent V, Rousseau A.
PURPOSE: Bariatric surgery (BS) is considered the most effective treatment for severe obesity. Nevertheless, long-term studies have identified some concerning issues, such as increased postoperative rates of suicide and substance use disorders. Some invest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Moderate Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Postop Mortality Moderate Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Postop Mortality
People who lose even a modest amount of weight prior to bariatric surgery may have a lower risk of dying within 30 days after surgery, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery in Teens: 7 Things Every PCP Should Know Bariatric Surgery in Teens: 7 Things Every PCP Should Know
Bariatric surgery is one of the few strategies shown to be effective in treating severe obesity in children. Dr Elizabeth Parks Prout provides key information, including new AAP recommendations.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Losing weight before bariatric surgery reduces risk of death by 40%, study finds
Losing even a little weight before bariatric surgery can reduce the risk of complications from the procedure, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Any Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery May Cut 30-Day Mortality
THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 -- Even moderate weight loss before bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk for 30-day mortality, according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA Network Open. Yangbo Sun, M.D., Ph.D., from University of Iowa... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Triggers New Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery Guidance
New recommendations prioritize which eligible patients should be the first to receive bariatric surgery once pandemic restrictions are lifted based on factors beyond BMI. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Strategy for Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 -- In a personal view article, published online May 7 in The Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology, recommendations are presented for the management of bariatric and metabolic surgery patients during the COVID-19... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Triggers New Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery Guidance COVID-19 Triggers New Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery Guidance
New recommendations prioritize which eligible patients should be the first to receive bariatric surgery once pandemic restrictions are lifted based on factors beyond BMI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Volunteering During the Pandemic: What Doctors Need to Know Volunteering During the Pandemic: What Doctors Need to Know
Dr. Arghavan Salles, who was trained as a bariatric surgeon, describes her experiences volunteering at a New York City hospital.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight
Is it OK to be “body positive” while striving to be thinner? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Ellin Tags: Eating Disorders Weight Obesity Diet and Nutrition Exercise Bariatric Surgery Diabetes Discrimination Source Type: news

Delaying bariatric and metabolic surgery during COVID-19 pandemic puts patients at risk, experts warn
(King's College London) New guidance identifies patients with the greatest need for bariatric and metabolic surgery as experts warn delaying treatment could put them at a greater risk of complications from their disease as well as from COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 is dealing a big blow to Medtronic's revenue
Medtronic can't make ventilators fast enough to help thousands of Covid-19 patients. But demand for many of its other products has nosedived as hospitals concentrate on the pandemic, leading to a sharp revenue decline around the world. The medical-device giant on Tuesday said that weekly revenue from the United States has dropped by 60 percent year-over-year since mid-March, the result of hospitals and patients delaying a broad range of elective procedures — from bariatric surgeries to spine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Medtech Perseveres During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is “an unprecedented crisis, and we’ve never seen anything like it,” Pat Shafer, managing director in Grant Thornton's healthcare and life sciences industry business, told MD+DI recently. Judging from the amount of stories MD+DI has published alone in the last several weeks on the rapid responses from many medical device and diagnostics companies as well as industry suppliers, manufacturers are working quickly toward several potential solutions. The medical device industry has been very agile in responding to the pandemic, Shafer said. â€...
Source: MDDI - April 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Ventilation for Obese Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Ventilation for Obese Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
This systematic review of randomized clinical trials aimed to evaluate various ventilation strategies for obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery under general anesthesia.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diabetes may prevent weight loss after bariatric surgery
According to a study published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society, having diabetes may limit weight loss in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery vs Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes Bariatric Surgery vs Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes
When it comes to type 2 diabetes remission, is surgical or non-surgical treatment more effective?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diabetes Blunts Weight Loss Effect of Bariatric Surgery Diabetes Blunts Weight Loss Effect of Bariatric Surgery
People with diabetes may benefit less from bariatric surgery compared with those without the disease, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ENDO: Diabetes Diminishes Weight Loss Effect of Bariatric Surgery
TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 -- The presence of diabetes seems to diminish the weight loss effect of bariatric surgery among obese patients, according to a study presented at the virtual meeting of The Endocrine Society, held from March 28 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Risk for Bone Fractures Seen After Bariatric Surgery
MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- The risk for bone fracture is increased after gastric bypass surgery, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Sofie Ahlin, M.D., of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Long-Term Risk for Major CV Events
THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 -- For patients with obesity, bariatric surgery is associated with a lower long-term risk for major cardiovascular events and incident heart failure, according to a study published online March 18 in the European Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente finds weight loss lasts long after surgery
(Kaiser Permanente) People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March 13 in Annals of Surgery. Although some weight regain was common after surgery, regain to within 5% of baseline was rare, especially in patients who had gastric bypass instead of sleeve gastrectomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CRC Risks Similar to General Population After Bariatric Surgery
THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 -- Patients with obesity undergoing bariatric surgery have the same risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) as the general population, according to a study published online March 11 in JAMA Surgery. Laurent Bailly, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mental health outcomes in youth undergoing bariatric surgery - Hadjiyannakis S, Buchholz A.
The prevalence of severe obesity in youth is increasing, and the condition is associated with substantial physical health, mental health, and social challenges.1 Although the causes of obesity are known to be complex,2 the persistence of over-simplistic th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery reduces cancer risk to that of general population, study says
In an analysis of more than one million patients, researchers report that obese adults who meet the criteria for bariatric surgery, but don't undergo it, are 34 percent more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Similar Regardless of Obesity Onset
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- The treatment benefits of bariatric surgery in adults are similar regardless of early- or adult-onset obesity, according to a study recently published in Diabetes Care. Felipe M. Kristensson, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes outcomes differ by type of bariatric surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to better diabetes outcomes and weight loss compared with gastric sleeve Related items fromOnMedica Surgery a better option for obese diabetics Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Keep off lost weight for continued cardiometabolic benefit Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Vegan diet may help blood sugar control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Improves Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds Bariatric Surgery Improves Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds
In patients with both severe obesity and diabetes, bariatric surgery can often improve diabetes, and in some, gastric bypass is even more effective than sleeve gastrectomy, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

T2DM Remission Rates Higher With RYGB Versus Sleeve Gastrectomy
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 -- Most patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) undergoing bariatric surgery experience T2DM remission during five years of follow-up, but outcomes are superior with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) compared with sleeve... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcohol sensitivity in women after undergoing bariatric surgery: a cross-sectional study - Acevedo MB, Teran-Garcia M, Bucholz KK, Eagon JC, Bartholow BD, Burd NA, Khan N, Rowitz B, Pepino MY.
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG), the most common bariatric surgeries performed worldwide, increase the risk to develop an alcohol use disorder. This might be due, in part, to surgery-related changes in alcohol pharma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery effective against early-onset obesity too
(University of Gothenburg) Surgical treatment of obesity is as effective for individuals who developed the disorder early, by the age of 20, as for those who have developed obesity later in life, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Age and employment status may increase weight gain after bariatric surgery
Age and employment status may be linked to weight gain, according to a study published inBMC Endocrine Disorders examining factors that may affect weight loss after bariatric surgeryEndocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Safety Improved Over Time, but Utilization Is Low Bariatric Surgery Safety Improved Over Time, but Utilization Is Low
Despite advances in the safety of bariatric surgery over the past 25 years, utilization has remained low, an observational study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients
Relative risk for developing colorectal cancer reduced by about 35 percent with bariatric surgery for obesity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news