Men Die More Often Than Women After Bariatric Surgery Men Die More Often Than Women After Bariatric Surgery
Among nearly 20,000 Austrian patients who underwent bariatric surgery, men had a nearly threefold higher mortality rate compared with women during the 5-year follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Give fat children weight loss surgery because it's safe and works, doctors say
Some medics are sceptical about offering bariatric surgery to youngsters fearing it could disrupt their growth. But a Saudi Arabian study suggests these fears are unfounded. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Threshold for T2d Remission After Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Threshold for T2d Remission After Bariatric Surgery
Patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery commonly experienced remission, but there was little increase in rates of remission above a threshold of 20% total weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bypass Is Best Bariatric Surgery to Reduce Cardiovascular Events Bypass Is Best Bariatric Surgery to Reduce Cardiovascular Events
Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduction in risk of major adverse cardiac events, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is linked to a greater reduction than sleeve gastrectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Has Higher GERD Risk Than Gastric Bypass Sleeve Gastrectomy Has Higher GERD Risk Than Gastric Bypass
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery have a higher risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with sleeve gastrectomy than with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a randomized controlled trial found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Procedureless Intragastric Balloon May Cut Costs and Weight Procedureless Intragastric Balloon May Cut Costs and Weight
The novel obesity treatment was found to be a cost-effective step on the way to bariatric surgery, and may prove attractive for patients who wish to avoid surgery altogether.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ethicon ’s Echelon Circular Powered Stapler Associated With Major Reduction In Serious Complications Following Colorectal Surgery
Cinncinnati, OH – Aug. 11, 2021 – Ethicon*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies**, today announced the results of a new real-world study that shows its ECHELON CIRCULAR Powered Stapler was associated with a 74% reduction in anastomotic leak rates (1.8% vs. 6.9%)[1] and a 44% reduction in 30-day inpatient hospital readmission rates (6.1% vs.10.8%) after colorectal surgery compared with manual circular staplers.[2]The study, published in Surgical Endoscopy, shows the groundbreaking device is just as effective in reducing life-threatening and costly surgical complications in real-world surg...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Elevated Anemia Risk Even Years After Bariatric Surgery Elevated Anemia Risk Even Years After Bariatric Surgery
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may be more likely to experience anemia years later than counterparts who opt against surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Potential Treatment for Hypoglycemia After Bariatric Surgery Potential Treatment for Hypoglycemia After Bariatric Surgery
Avexitide shows promise as a potential treatment option for postprandial hyperinsulinemia in post-bariatric surgery patients.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Improve Outcomes of Later Pregnancy
FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 -- For women with severe obesity who have bariatric surgery, there may be some beneficial effects on the perinatal outcomes of a subsequent pregnancy, according to a study published online June 30 in the American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASMBS Foundation awards research grants for studies related to COVID-19 & obesity
(ASMBS Foundation) The ASMBS Foundation has awarded two research grants to study the effects of obesity on COVID-19 infections in adolescents and the increasing use of cannabis during and after the pandemic and its potential impact on weight loss outcomes following bariatric surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2021:Obesity and the brain
The increasing prevalence of obesity in the UK and worldwide is one of the greatest public health challenges of our age. Obesity-related chronic diseases can affect all age groups and are a major threat to the ongoing quest for longer healthy life expectancies. Obesity can adversely impact healthy functioning of most systems in the body, but the key to prevention and management lies in the brain. This conference will examine  some of the intricacies and latest research findings from neuroscientists and clinicians within the topic of “Obesity and the brain”.Day one will include talks from neuroscientists fr...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Carollina Fernandes Source Type: news

RNA modification may protect against liver disease, explain liver fat differences between sexes
FINDINGSA chemical modification that occurs in some RNA molecules as they carry genetic instructions from DNA to cells ’ protein-making machinery may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the liver and can lead to advanced liver disease, according to a new study by UCLA researchers.The study, conducted in mice, also suggests that this modification — known as m6A, in which a methyl group attaches to an RNA chain — may occurat a different ratein femalesthan it does inmales, potentially explaining why females tend to have higher fat content in ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Announces Extension Of Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University In Collaboration With Victorian State Government To Accelerate The Life-Sciences Hub
MELBOURNE, Australia, July 15, 2021 -- Johnson & Johnson Innovation announced today the extension of the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University's Clayton Campus in Melbourne (JJIPO@Monash) in collaboration with the Victorian State Government.This joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the Victorian Government and Monash University will be extended for approximately two years through June 30, 2023. The agreement will allow JJIPO@Monash to continue connecting with the Victorian innovation ecosystem, nurturing and accelerating innovative research, new product developmen...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Managing Early Complications After Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery Managing Early Complications After Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery
The AGA released a clinical practice update on the endoscopic evaluation and management of early complications after bariatric/metabolic surgery, which included seven best practice advice statements.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

When Your Patient Undergoes Bariatric Surgery When Your Patient Undergoes Bariatric Surgery
The Curbsiders share tips about the pre-op and post-op care of patients who have metabolic surgery.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Leads to Better CV Function in Pregnancy Bariatric Surgery Leads to Better CV Function in Pregnancy
The cardiovascular adaptation of pregnant women after bariatric surgery suggests better hemodynamic function through lower blood pressure, heart rate, and cardiac output, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery's Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years Bariatric Surgery's Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years
Patients with obesity who had bariatric surgery had a lower risk of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) or dying from all causes during a median 7-year follow-up, compared with similar patients who did not undergo surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Those With Class 1 Obesity Should Be Eligible for Bariatric Surgery Those With Class 1 Obesity Should Be Eligible for Bariatric Surgery
A new study supports updating bariatric/metabolic surgery criteria to include those with a BMI of 30 to 35 when comorbidities are present; having surgery sooner rather than later improves outcomes, say surgeons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to 22% Lower 5-Year Stroke Risk Bariatric Surgery Tied to 22% Lower 5-Year Stroke Risk
Patients with obesity who underwent bariatric surgery had 46% lower odds of stroke 1 year later, similar odds of stroke 3 years later, and 22% lower odds of stroke 5 years later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Ethicon Expands Advanced Biopolar Energy Portfolio With Launch Of Enseal X1 Curved Jaw Tissue Sealer
CINCINNATI, OH – June 21, 2021 -- Ethicon*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies,** today announced the launch of the ENSEAL X1 Curved Jaw Tissue Sealer, a new advanced bipolar energy device that increases procedural efficiency[1] and provided stronger sealing[2] and better access to more tissue than LigaSure™ Maryland.[3] The device is indicated for colorectal, gynecological, bariatric surgery and thoracic procedures. The ENSEAL X1 Curved Jaw is the first of several new advanced laparoscopic bipolar devices the company plans to launch in the coming months as it expands its extensive ener...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Insurers Delay Bariatric Surgery for'Reprehensible' Reason Insurers Delay Bariatric Surgery for'Reprehensible' Reason
Some US health insurers are restricting access to bariatric surgery to patients with a BMI (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Few Clinicians Talk About Bariatric Surgery With Obese Patients
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Clinicians rarely discuss bariatric surgery with obese patients, according to a study published online June 10 in Obesity. Lee-Shing Chang, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues assessed... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Works, But Isn't Offered To Most Teens Who Have Severe Obesity
Experts now say the procedure is the most effective treatment for severe childhood obesity, which affects a growing number of kids. But stigma and insurers often stand in the way.(Image credit: Kayla Northam ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuki Noguchi Source Type: news

Patient-Provider Discussions About Bariatric Surgery Beneficial, but Rare Patient-Provider Discussions About Bariatric Surgery Beneficial, but Rare
Fewer than 10% of potentially eligible patients have conversations with their healthcare providers about bariatric surgery, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Beneficial for Class 1 Obesity
WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 -- For individuals with class 1 obesity, bariatric surgery is effective for weight loss and comorbidity resolution, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Fewer HFpEF Hospitalizations Bariatric Surgery Tied to Fewer HFpEF Hospitalizations
This retrospective analysis"adds an important article to the literature where there is a true void in trying to discern the effect of bariatric surgery on HFpEF."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Protocol Reduces Opioid Use After Bariatric Surgery New Protocol Reduces Opioid Use After Bariatric Surgery
Reducing opioid abuse after bariatric surgery could save more lives than eliminating the most common postoperative complications, and a new quality initiative could lead the way, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Patient-provider discussions about bariatric surgery play pivotal role in weight loss outcomes
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators find that eligible patients who discuss bariatric surgery options with their primary care providers or specialists from disciplines ranging from cardiology to urology are more likely to undergo surgery and lose more weight than those who do not have such discussions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Supports Delaying Pregnancy for One Year After Bariatric Surgery
TUESDAY, May 25, 2021 -- Women undergoing pregnancy soon after bariatric surgery have lower gestational age at delivery, lower gestational weight gain, and lower neonatal birth weight, according to a study recently published in Obesity Surgery and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk for Cataracts
MONDAY, May 24, 2021 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk for cataract development, according to a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, held virtually from May 10 to 13. Theresa Burkard, Ph.D., from the Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes Remission After Gastric Bypass Diabetes Remission After Gastric Bypass
Research has shown that bariatric surgery can have dramatic antidiabetic effects -- but are these impacts solely due to weight loss or are other factors involved?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Unhealthy Drinking May Worsen After Weight Loss Surgery Unhealthy Drinking May Worsen After Weight Loss Surgery
Patients undergoing bariatric surgery may feel that they've been given a second chance at life. But research shows that unhealthy behaviors can persist, and even get worse, after surgery.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Revisions May Be Safe, Effective, in Older Adults Bariatric Surgery Revisions May Be Safe, Effective, in Older Adults
Bariatric surgery patients older than 65 who undergo revision operations may have similar outcomes to their younger counterparts, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Psychological functioning and well-being before and after bariatric surgery; what is the benefit of being self-compassionate? - Pyykk ö JE, Aydin, Gerdes VEA, Acherman YIZ, Groen AK, van de Laar AW, Nieuwdorp M, Sanderman R, Hagedoorn M.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether patients' psychological well-being (depression, quality of life, body image satisfaction) and functioning (self-efficacy for eating and exercising behaviours and food cravings) improve 12  months after bariatric surgery an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Reduces the Incidence of HCC Bariatric Surgery Reduces the Incidence of HCC
This study assessed the impact of bariatric surgery on the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in obese patients.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metabolic-Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower All-Cause Mortality Metabolic-Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower All-Cause Mortality
Adults with obesity have a longer life expectancy when they undergo metabolic-bariatric surgery, regardless of whether they have comorbid type 2 diabetes, a new meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pairing bariatric procedure with diabetes drug increases weight loss
(Digestive Disease Week) Combining minimally invasive endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) with the diabetes drug semaglutide can provide additional significant weight loss for patients who are not candidates for invasive weight-loss surgery, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent Cataracts
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Weight-loss surgery can trim waistlines, and new research suggests it could also protect aging eyes. The study found that after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, a person's odds for cataracts can drop significantly,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PatientPartner becomes premier sponsor of ASMBS Foundation's fundraising efforts
(ASMBS Foundation) The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation today announced that PatientPartner, a complimentary digital platform that connects patients awaiting surgery with patients who have undergone the same procedure, has become a premier sponsor of AWARE, the foundation's monthly giving program. AWARE supports the Foundation's efforts to raise money for obesity research and education and increase access to metabolic and bariatric surgery, long considered the most effective long-term treatment for severe obesity and related diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too?
The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Obesity Bariatric Surgery Food and Drug Administration Novo Nordisk A/S Obesity (Journal) Weight Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Chronic Condition (Health) Research Source Type: news

Study supports recommendations to avoid pregnancy for at least 12 months after obesity surgery
(European Association for the Study of Obesity) A study presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May) supports recommendations to avoid pregnancy for 12 months after bariatric (obesity) surgery due to an association with adverse outcomes in pregnancy including an elevated risk of preterm birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis/Alcohol Misuse Bariatric Surgery and Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis/Alcohol Misuse
Does bariatric surgery impact the subsequent risk of alcohol misuse and alcohol-related cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Standard Bariatrics(R) Titan SGS Stapling Technology for Sleeve Gastrectomy Receives FDA Clearance
CINCINNATI, May 4, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Standard Bariatrics® announced today that its novel Titan SGS™ stapling technology, designed specifically for bariatric sleeve surgery, has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Admin... Devices, Surgery, FDA Standard Bariatrics, Titan SGS, bariatric sleeve surgery, sleeve gastrectomy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Consider Risk for Barrett's Esophagus After Bariatric Surgery Consider Risk for Barrett's Esophagus After Bariatric Surgery
Patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy show high prevalence of Barrett's esophagus in long-term follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk With Obesity + Liver Disease
Risk reduction even greater for obesity - related cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk With Obesity + Liver Disease
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with significant reductions in the risks for any cancer and obesity-related cancer in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients with severe obesity, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease
Among working adults with severe obesity and fatty liver disease, rates of cancer were lower for those who had bariatric surgery, especially those with obesity-related cancer, during a 10-month median follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA News: For Heart Patients, Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk of Future Cardiovascular Problems
Title: AHA News: For Heart Patients, Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk of Future Cardiovascular ProblemsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AGA recommends intragastric balloons as an additional weight loss strategy for obese patients
(American Gastroenterological Association) After a detailed review of available literature, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released new clinical guidelines recommending the use of intragastric balloons (IGB) for patients with obesity who have not been able to lose weight with traditional weight-loss strategies. This treatment is most successful with accompanying therapy, such as lifestyle modifications and pharmacological agents, and can be used in a sequential manner or along with bariatric surgery. These guidelines are published in Gastroenterology, AGA's official journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news