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Insulin dependence in type 2 diabetes reduced by bariatric surgery
According to a study, presented at Obesity Week 2017, bariatric surgery, in addition to producing weightloss, also successfully leads to more type 2 diabetes patients no longer requiring insulin.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Good Operation, With Limits Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Good Operation, With Limits
Now the most widely performed bariatric-surgery procedure, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safer than bypass in the short term but may fall short beyond 7 years out.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Report from groundbreaking 'EndoVators Summit' offers guidance for obesity treatment
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) A recently published white paper from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy breaks new ground in defining the role and value of the latest approaches for obesity management. The paper reports on the scope and impact of the obesity problem as well as the multiple factors and players involved in treating this chronic condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Appears Safe, Effective After Age 60 Bariatric Surgery Appears Safe, Effective After Age 60
Bariatric surgery is safe and effective in older adults, yielding results on par with younger patients, according to the first long-term outcomes study of bariatric surgery versus medical management in severely obese patients age 60 or older.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A'Wake- up Call' for Burnout; More From WCOG at ACG 2017 A'Wake- up Call' for Burnout; More From WCOG at ACG 2017
Dr David Johnson provides his takeaways from this meeting. Part 1 reveals a'wake-up call'for gastroenterologist burnout and updates in bariatric surgery, Barrett esophagus, G-POEM, NAFLD, and more.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery: Many Can Come Off Insulin Long Term Bariatric Surgery: Many Can Come Off Insulin Long Term
A retrospective follow-up finds 44% of obese patients with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes are able to stop insulin for 5 or more years after bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Data Argue Against Pre-Bariatric Surgery Waiting Period New Data Argue Against Pre-Bariatric Surgery Waiting Period
Insurance-mandated trials of medical weight-loss treatment prior to undergoing bariatric surgery aren't supported by data, surgeons say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews November 2017
Professional Polo What defines the EMS uniform? In England, Australia, the Netherlands and many other countries, there's a national EMS uniform and everyone knows who the medics are. In the U.S., uniform styles are as diverse as the population. Some agencies wear navy blue with metal badges, others wear flight suits and still others wear polo shirts and khaki pants. The overarching mandate is for uniforms to be professional, durable and functional. The new Performance Pro Polo from Blauer thoroughly addresses these mandates. The no-fade fabric resists pilling and wrinkles, while the no-curl collar maintains a professional ...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Badger Medical Collar
Storrs/Mansfield, Connecticut: Bariatric Collar LLC introduces the Badger Medical Collar to the public safety community. This device eliminates the frustration and difficulty of trying to cervically immobilize bariatric or larger patients, especially those who are difficult “to collar”. Badger Medical Collar goes beyond the bariatric patients – though its utility patent protection it offers cervical protection to “patients that are hard to collar”, tactical scenarios, helmeted patients, water rescues -- all contributing to saving scene time which is very important. The Badger Medical Collar fi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Badger Medical Collar Tags: Product Announcements Source Type: news

Before Bariatric Surgery, CBT Helps Disordered Eating
(MedPage Today) -- Pilot study suggests benefit from psychological intervention (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Obesity Week 2017 Joins Science, Clinical Practice
(MedPage Today) -- Bariatric surgery and cancer risk among highlight topics (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Women having Lisa Riley's weight loss tummy tuck doubles
EXCLUSIVE: Experts have blamed the trend on soaring obesity levels and NHS  bariatric ops. Fleur de lis is reserved for people who have lost an extreme amount of weight like TV star Lisa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss from bariatric surgery improves heart health
Losing weight has been shown to have numerous health benefits, but now a new study finds weight loss after bariatric surgery can help the heart. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic-assisted surgery is not always preferable to laparoscopic
Robotic-assisted surgery does not improve some outcomes in kidney removal and rectal cancer procedures Related items fromOnMedica Bariatric surgeons ’ skill doesn’t affect long-term outcomes Bed crisis leaves surgeons 'kicking their heels' Trial of robotic surgery successful for prostate cancer Shortage of critical beds and surgeons cause cancelled ops (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Weight loss after bariatric surgery can improve heart health
(American College of Surgeons) In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body. Large amounts of this belly fat can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size. But according to new findings presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017, a bariatric surgical procedure, and the weight loss that follows it, actually allows the heart to return to its natural shape and function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric surgical patients at risk for newly persistent opioid use
(American College of Surgeons) Nearly 9 percent of bariatric surgical patients -- or about one in 12 -- who did not take opioid pain medications until their weight-loss operation, or the month before it, report that they are still using prescription opioids one year postoperatively, according to new research findings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk for Alcohol Abuse Intensifies After Bariatric Surgery Risk for Alcohol Abuse Intensifies After Bariatric Surgery
The rise in significant alcohol use after bariatric surgery identified in a meta-analysis of 28 studies suggests that these patients require lifelong monitoring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Study Confirms Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk in Women New Study Confirms Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk in Women
Bariatric surgery has again been shown to lower cancer risk in severely obese women compared with matched nonsurgical controls, primarily via a reduction in risk of obesity-specific carcinomas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Many women do not follow contraception guidelines after weight-loss surgery, Pitt study finds
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Many women do not follow the recommended guidelines to avoid contraception for 18-months after bariatric surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Netherton man sheds 13st to become professional boxer
Barrie McRorie, 29, from Netherton, North Lanarkshire was able to shed 13st following the advice of his doctor to have a major bariatric surgery. He now competes as a pro boxer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saline Memorial's Weight Loss Center Receives Accreditation
Saline Memorial Hospital announced Wednesday that its bariatric surgical center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Weight Loss Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk, Two New Studies Show
40% of all cancers in the U.S. are obesity- or overweight-related cancers, and patients who underwent bariatric surgery had a 33% lower risk of developing any cancer (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Being Overweight Increases Cancer Risk, Two New Studies Show
40% of all cancers in the U.S. are obesity- or overweight-related cancers, and patients who underwent bariatric surgery had a 33% lower risk of developing any cancer (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery for T2D
(MedPage Today) -- Can the surgery help treat type 2 diabetes? (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Complications After Bariatric Surgery Lead ACG 2017 Complications After Bariatric Surgery Lead ACG 2017
An award-winning study of difficulties patients encounter after bariatric surgery will be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meeting, along with other advances in the field.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery reduces cancer risk by 33 percent in women
A new study shows that women who undergo bariatric surgery have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, especially obesity-related cancers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery lowers cancer risk for severely obese patients
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Bariatric surgery lowers the risk of cancer for severely obese patients. The risks drop most for postmenopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer and colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Follow-up May Curb Anemia After Gastric Bypass Bariatric Follow-up May Curb Anemia After Gastric Bypass
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Examining the management of diabetes in special populations
(Bentham Science Publishers) A special issue of Current Diabetes Review examining the management of diabetes in special populations: awareness of the needs of ethnic minorities, elderly patients, bariatric surgery patients, those with mental illness, and those being discharged from the hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obese patients are injuring emergency workers: Super-sized mannequins purchased for practice
(Natural News) In order to train emergency crews for rescues with obese patients, emergency services are now spending thousands of British pounds on special 350-pound (or 25-stone) bariatric training mannequins known as “Bariquins”. According to the DailyMail.co.uk, this decision was prompted by the rising number of plus-sized patients being dealt with by ambulance and fire... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GID touts study showing EndoBarrier as good as gastric plication
This study is useful on many levels. It shows continued evidence of EndoBarrier efficacy across multiple health metrics, including standard blood sugar and weight metrics, as well as insulin sensitivity, fasting glucose, and key inflammatory mediators,” GI Dynamics president and CEO Scott Schorer said in the statement. “The study also presents early data indicating that EndoBarrier produces clinical efficacy that is on par with and in some cases superior to surgical gastric plication, which is a restrictive bariatric surgery. The fact that these results can be achieved in a minimally invasive treatment with End...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alex Beall Tags: Diabetes Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Implants Research & Development GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Retinopathy Risk, Progression Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Retinopathy Risk, Progression
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass reduced diabetic retinopathy risk regardless of postsurgery diabetes status in a two-phase trial; a second study confirms obesity-related microvascular changes are reversible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include physician-assisted suicide, preventing infection post-C-section in obese women, 12 year outcomes of bariatric surgery, and death among triathletes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NHS emergency services spend thousands on fat mannequins
The bariatric models – called 'Barry' – are being used by fire and ambulance staff. It is hoped mannequins will reduce staff injuries and reduce burden on the tax-payer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Last Over a Decade (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery appear to persist over a decade, according to a study in the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gastric-Bypass Bone Loss Continues 5 Years Out Gastric-Bypass Bone Loss Continues 5 Years Out
Even 3 years after weight loss stabilizes, bone loss is shown to continue in various measures in one of the first studies to examine this issue long-term after bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

100,000 teens are so obese they need weight-loss surgery
2.4% of teenagers are 'super obese' found a  University College London study. Researchers say bariatric surgery is their only hope. This could cost taxpayers £543million. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Myths About Weight Loss
Losing weight is no easy task, and myths persist about how to do it—which end up making it even harder. To cut through the confusion, here are nine common misconceptions about weight loss and dieting, and what the science actually says. Myth #1: It’s impossible to lose weight It’s tough—just ask anyone who’s tried. But it’s not impossible. The National Weight Control Registry began keeping track in 1994 of people who lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a year or longer. Today, more than 10,000 Americans are part of the registry—with an average weight loss of 66 pounds, kept...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized best way to lose weight best weight loss calories how to lose weight losing weight weight gain weight loss diet Source Type: news

Fibrosis in Fat Tissue Predicts Poor Weight Loss After Surgery Fibrosis in Fat Tissue Predicts Poor Weight Loss After Surgery
Measuring the degree of fibrosis in subcutaneous adipose tissue -- the FAT score -- is a good independent predictor of weight loss after bariatric surgery and could help to identify poor responders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery associated with semen abnormalities and reduced fertility in men
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A meta-analysis of studies in which men underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures found frequent sperm aberrations and lower fertility rates despite improvements in weight, androgen levels, and sexual quality of life following the procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCSK9, LDL Cholesterol Levels Drop After Bariatric Surgery PCSK9, LDL Cholesterol Levels Drop After Bariatric Surgery
Plasma levels of PCSK9 and LDL cholesterol drop after bariatric surgery in severely obese patients, according to what is believed to be the first study to document the impact of bariatric surgery on plasma PCSK9 levels.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery touts 20-year Lap-Band data
Apollo Endosurgery today released 20-year outcomes data from its Lap-Band system, touting it as a safe and effective procedure which results in sustained, medically relevant weight loss. Outcomes data was presented at the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders in London. Data came from follow-ups with 8,263 gastric banding patients treated between Sept. 1994 and June 2017 at Melbourne, Australia’s Centre for Bariatric Surgery, with an overall follow-up rate of 58%. Results indicated total average weight loss of 59.3 lbs, representing 48.2% of excess...
Source: Mass Device - September 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news

MedCAC Wary of Bariatric Surgery for Medicare Beneficiaries
(MedPage Today) -- Panel called for more inclusive research of this population (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ethicon touts progress on multi-year bariatric surgery evidence initiative
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said today it has made major progress in its “Project Game Changer” initiative which looks to close evidence gaps and reduce clinical and economic barriers for access to surgical treatments for treating obesity and related diseases. With the Game Changer Initiative, the company said it is focusing its research and evidence generation efforts on the safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery on reducing obesity and obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and orthopedic conditions. “A wide range of evidence guides i...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Weight loss Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Bariatric Care Requires Much More Than Just Bigger Beds
LOS ANGELES — More than a third of people in the United States older than 65 are estimated to be obese, and the percentage may be higher than 40% among those 65 to 74. These numbers could translate to millions of seniors who will need bariatric care when they arrive in American nursing homes. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Randy Dotinga Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon launches ProxiSure laparoscopic suturing device
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said today it launched the ProxiSure laparoscopic suturing device. Ethicon said the device features its endomechanical, suture and curved needle technologies to improve suturing precision in tight spaces. The device allows surgeons to reach desired angles, control bites and secure nots during suturing and knot tying to reduce the risk of needle loss, the company added. “With the patient’s health at the forefront of our thinking, we aimed to introduce a suturing device that will help reduce the margin of error in minimally-invasive surgery. Surgeons will n...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Marrow Fat Linked to Bone Loss after Bariatric Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- T2D patients had less marrow fat but better bone density post-RYGB (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

NHS England rebuff GIRFT surgery recommendations
NHS England has rebuffed an attempt by efficiency leaders to ensure commissioners follow national guidance over the provision of bariatric surgery. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and Worsening Diabetic Retinopathy Bariatric Surgery and Worsening Diabetic Retinopathy
Bariatric surgery does not prevent progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to findings from a new observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 4, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From MDCorp inking a European distribution deal to Align Technology’s North Carolina expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. MDCorp inks distribution deal with Smart Endoscope Systems MDCorp announced in a July 31 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Smart Endoscope Systems, giving MDCorp permission to sell Smart’s G-Eye system throughout its European market. Neuraxon, which is in the process of merging with MDCorp, is going to be responsible for distributing the G-Eye system in Europe and a netw...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Ultrasound Vascular Weight loss Access Scientific Inc. aligntechnology Central California Blood Center Cerus Corp. FujiFilm Medical Systems MDCorp MedTech Smart Endoscope Systems Standard Source Type: news