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

AHA News: For Heart Patients, Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk of Future Cardiovascular Problems
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Bariatric surgery can be a difficult decision for treating obesity, as patients and their doctors weigh the risks and side effects of the procedure against the benefits of the weight loss... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How does bariatric surgery affect fall risk factors? - Diniz-Sousa F, Veras L, Boppre G, Devezas V, Santos-Sousa H, Preto J, Machado L, Vilas-Boas JP, Oliveira J, Fonseca H.
This study aimed to assess bariatric surgery (BS) effect on fall risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients undergoing BS (intervention group, IG) and 10 non-surgical obese patients (control group, CG) were recruited. IG was ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk, Earlier Diagnosis Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk, Earlier Diagnosis
Women with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have a lower risk of breast cancer and get diagnosed at earlier stages when they do develop these malignancies, a recent meta-analysis and systematic review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Rutgers study: Bariatric surgery significantly reduces cancer risk for certain patients
(Rutgers University) Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce the risk of cancer--and especially obesity-related cancers--by as much as half in certain individuals, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Center for Liver Diseases and Liver Masses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

No increase in colorectal cancer after obesity surgery
(University of Gothenburg) Colorectal cancer risk does not rise after bariatric surgery, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. This finding is important for patients with obesity, and their healthcare professionals, when deciding upon such an operation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sheu Awarded $3.3M NIDDK Grant to Study Diabetes Therapy
Eric Sheu, MD, PhD, of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, received a $3.3 million National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) R01 grant to study an intestinal metabolite that may explain how bariatric s (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 8, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Sensitivity to Sweets Tied to Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery Sensitivity to Sweets Tied to Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery
' We showed, for the first time, that preoperative sweet [taste] intensity predicts [greater] weight loss after surgery,'but surprisingly, hedonic hunger foretold the opposite, said a study author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery decreases the risk of non-traffic accident-related fractures in patients with obesity: real-world data from Taiwan - Chin WL, Chi PJ, Hung WC, Lin CW, Chen CY, Chen JH.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of bariatric surgery on non-traffic accident-related fractures in patients with obesity. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insuranc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

AGA Practice Update: Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Cirrhosis AGA Practice Update: Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Cirrhosis
According to one study cited in the update, approximately 30% of patients with cirrhosis have comorbid obesity, and this figure may increase even further as the epidemic of NAFLD progresses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Gives 10-Year Cure for Some Advanced Diabetes Bariatric Surgery Gives 10-Year Cure for Some Advanced Diabetes
New trial results will'convince even the most skeptical of clinicians about the role of metabolic surgery as part of optimal care for their patients with difficult to control type 2 diabetes. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Managing Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients With Weight Regain Managing Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients With Weight Regain
Some patients may regain some of the weight lost after bariatric surgery. What strategies may help these patients keep the weight off?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcomes Similar for Younger, Older Teens Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2021 -- Outcomes are similar for younger and older adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 1 in Pediatrics. Sarah B. Ogle, D.O., from the University of Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New research looks at teen bariatric surgery outcomes by age
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have found that both younger and older adolescents have similar weight loss, resolution of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, nutritional impacts and improvement in quality of life after bariatric surgery. These results strongly indicate that, when working with adolescents with severe obesity, age alone should not dissuade providers and patients from pursuing surgery when medically indicated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Curb Diabetic Eye Disease Incidence but Worsen Existing Retinopathy Bariatric Surgery May Curb Diabetic Eye Disease Incidence but Worsen Existing Retinopathy
Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer cases of diabetic retinopathy, but early worsening was more severe in patients who already had the condition, a systematic review and meta-analysis reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery: clearing up the confusion
Thinking about bariatric surgery? Yale Medicine experts offer a glossary that explains different terms you may hear if you are exploring weight loss options. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Exercise Improves Bone Mass After Bariatric Surgery Exercise Improves Bone Mass After Bariatric Surgery
People who have bariatric surgery may have healthier bones afterward if they participate in a supervised exercise program, a randomized controlled trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Can'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No Can'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No
We can't tell very much about a person's health from their outward appearance, and we should probably stop trying to make such inferences, says one bariatric surgeon.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Can'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No Can'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No
We can't tell very much about a person's health from their outward appearance, and we should probably stop trying to make such inferences, says one bariatric surgeon.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Practice ’ s Bariatric Nonsurgical Visits Up With Telehealth During Pandemic
Follow - up visits increased for nonsurgical providers; however, new patient and follow - up surgical visits did decrease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Practice's Bariatric Nonsurgical Visits Up With Telehealth During Pandemic
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- New patient visit volumes decreased across the board at a comprehensive metabolic and weight loss center during the COVID-19 pandemic, but follow-up visits increased for certain nonsurgical providers, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Patients Not Getting Recommended Follow-Up Care
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- Many bariatric surgery patients do not receive recommended postoperative nutritional and weight monitoring within general practice, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the British Journal of General... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Increased After Bariatric Surgery Risk of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Increased After Bariatric Surgery
After bariatric surgery, a person's risk of developing unhealthy drinking patterns is increased, regardless of whether or not they were unhealthy drinkers before having weight-loss surgery, new research in U.S. veterans shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection
Undergoing bariatric surgery appeared to protect individuals with obesity against hospital admission and poor COVID outcomes, finds one small study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Exercise Aids Bone Health After Bariatric Surgery
FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 -- Participation in a structured exercise program may aid bone health in patients who undergo bariatric surgery, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Flor êncio Diniz-Sousa,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows incorporating telemedicine helps surgical practices
(Stony Brook University) A new study that records patient volume at Stony Brook Medicine's Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center reveals that follow-up telehealth visits are highly effective during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgery, serves as an example that surgical practices can continue to thrive with the help of telemedicine during the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Durable Diabetes Remission Likelier With Earlier Surgery Durable Diabetes Remission Likelier With Earlier Surgery
In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is more likely to produce lasting remission among individuals with shorter diabetes duration, new results confirm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Remission Likelier With Earlier Surgery
Diabetes Remission Likelier With Earlier Bariatric Surgery (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Research shows impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular disease risk in obese teens
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado determined that the long-term risk of cardiovascular events including heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and coronary death was reduced by almost threefold for teenagers with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery compared to those whose diabetes was only managed medically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teens Benefit From Bariatric Surgery, Regardless of Weight Loss
FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 -- Remission of obesity-associated complications (OACs) is not dependent on major sustained weight loss in teens undergoing metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS), according to a study published online Nov. 24 in Obesity. S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Often Rids Patients of Type 2 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery conquers type 2 diabetes in more than 50% of patients who have the procedure, new research shows. So-called bariatric surgery helps severely obese people shed weight and improve their health. Two types... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher COVID-19 Risk Leading More Patients With Obesity To Weight Loss Surgery
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Research shows bariatric surgery may reduce severity of COVID-19 in patients with obesity
(Cleveland Clinic) A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission. The results were published in the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study examines remission of obesity-related complications in teens after bariatric surgery
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have shown that, with the exception of cholesterol and triglyceride levels, remission of obesity-related complications in teens following bariatric surgery was not dependent on major sustained weight loss. Rather, a majority of adolescents benefited from such remission whether or not they lost a significant amount of weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ahsm
The  Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is a professional society devoted to the use of social media by healthcare professionals. The multispecialty and multidisciplinary AHSM assists health professionals in utilizing social media platforms to serve as disseminators of accurate health information while doing so responsibly. AHSM members include many of the virtual physicians and nurses of TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube who are disseminating important healthcare-related information to their audiences.We spoke with Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, a founding member of the AHSM and the chief medical soci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Interview with the Association for Healthcare Social Media
The  Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is a professional society devoted to the use of social media by healthcare professionals. The multispecialty and multidisciplinary AHSM assists health professionals in utilizing social media platforms to serve as disseminators of accurate health information while doing so responsibly. AHSM members include many of the virtual physicians and nurses of TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube who are disseminating important healthcare-related information to their audiences.We spoke with Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, a founding member of the AHSM and the chief medical soci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Questionnaires Before Bariatric Surgery: A Coin Toss? Sleep Apnea Questionnaires Before Bariatric Surgery: A Coin Toss?
' Our study supports the use of STOP-BANG and NO-OSAS [questionnaires] where routine administration of sleep studies is not feasible,'says lead author. Another expert questions their usefulness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Disordered Eating' Drops After Teens Undergo Bariatric Surgery'Disordered Eating' Drops After Teens Undergo Bariatric Surgery
Adolescents with severe obesity'are in better control'of continuous eating, overeating, and binge eating after surgery, but all young adults with persistent severe obesity are at high risk for poor well-being.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Researchers uncover health disparities in childhood obesity and access to treatments
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The use of bariatric surgery to treat severe obesity in adolescents, and the racial disparities in access to that treatment, were analyzed in a retrospective study published in Annals of Surgery by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Forest Park Anesthesiologist Sentenced to 5.5 Years in Federal Prison
FDA OCI, Richard Toussaint, M.D., Forest Park Medical Center, $82.9 million, , sentence, anesthesiologist, fraud, restitution, Dr. Wade Barker, bariatric, spinal surgery, Alan Beauchamp, kickbacks, referrals, health care bribes, 5.5 years prison, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 26, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Local bariatric surgeon talks risks of obesity, Covid-19
Dr. Michael Baptista talks about the added Covid-19 risks for obese patients in Jacksonville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Cannon Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery may increase lifespan by 3 years
Bariatric surgery may increase life span for people with obesity by an average of 3 years compared to other treatment strategies, according to a study published inThe New England Journal of Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UEG: Pancreatic CA Down With Bariatric Sx for Obese With DM
Prevalence of pancreatic cancer higher in patients with predisposing diabetes and obesity without BS (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

UEG: Pancreatic CA Down With Bariatric Sx for Obese With DM
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 -- For patients with diabetes mellitus and obesity, bariatric surgery (BS) is associated with a reduced prevalence of pancreatic cancer compared with no BS, according to a study presented at UEG Week Virtual 2020, held Oct. 11... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in Obesity
THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with longer life expectancy than usual care among patients with obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lena M.S. Carlsson, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk
Bariatric surgery was associated with a reduced risk for aortic dissection in a large retrospective study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news