Weight Loss Surgery Carries 'Easy Way Out' Stigma
Almost 40 percent of nearly a thousand people surveyed in a new study thought weight loss surgery (or "bariatric surgery") was this kind of lazy, quick fix for weight loss. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New review of scientific studies confirms food cravings can be reduced
(Louisiana State University) Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year. However, an examination of 28 current peer-reviewed scientific studies largely substantiates findings that changes in diet, prescription medications, physical activity and bariatric surgery reduce craving, said Candice Myers, PhD, assistant professor - research at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adapted scoring system may better predict diabetes remission after weight loss surgery
Research, published inObesity Surgery, suggests that changes to the standard bariatric surgery clinical scoring system can better predict the time that patients are free from diabetes following bariatric surgery.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ben-Gurion University researchers improve diabetes remission predictors in bariatric surgery
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 'We know weight-loss surgery has the potential to put diabetes in remission,' says Dr. Rachel Golan, a lecturer in the BGU School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. 'The previous DiaRem model was limited to projecting outcomes for only one year after only one type of procedure. Our 'Advanced-DiaRem' was able to predict the longer-term probability of achieving remission from diabetes out to five years following three different surgical procedures.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cost and Weight Loss Drive Patient Choices in Bariatric Surgery Cost and Weight Loss Drive Patient Choices in Bariatric Surgery
Patient preference for a bariatric procedure is largely driven by cost and how much weight they are expected to lose as a result of surgery, shows the largest survey of its kind to date.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Severely obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery have a significantly reduced risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

11 Things We ’ d Really Like to Know: Why Are We Still So Fat?
Only bariatric surgery reliably leads to long-term weight loss. Now scientists hope to duplicate the effects with a pill. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Obesity Bariatric Surgery Weight Brain National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Rockefeller University Hirsch, Jules Source Type: news

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Surgery Benefits Vary by Obese Subtype One Size Doesn't Fit All: Surgery Benefits Vary by Obese Subtype
Those with disordered eating may respond best to bariatric surgery, whereas those with extreme obesity of early onset may have less weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery By State; Temperature and Eating Habits; GLOW Trial
(MedPage Today) -- More research highlights from ObesityWeek (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgeries Less Common in States With High Obesity Rates
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Americans in states with the highest obesity rates are less likely to have weight-loss surgery, researchers say. Why? " None of the states with the five highest obesity rates crack the top 20 in terms of bariatric... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery at a younger age is more likely to cure diabetes
Bariatric surgery is more likely to reverse diabetes and hypertension in younger rather than older adults, according to research presented at ObesityWeek. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Vary According to Obesity Subtype
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers identified four separate classes of obesity (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Later Heart Failure Deaths Bariatric Surgery Reduces Later Heart Failure Deaths
Hospitalized heart failure patients with prior bariatric surgery had lower mortality than those without prior surgery, even after matching for BMI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Categorising obesity patients may help select the best treatment option
Research, published inObesity, suggests that patients with obesity can be catagorised into four groups, based on factors such as having diabetes, and may inform which patients will benefit more from bariatric surgery. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity Week: Getting to the Heart of the Matter Obesity Week: Getting to the Heart of the Matter
For its first-ever theme, this year's joint meeting of The Obesity Society and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery will focus on the ties between obesity and cardiovascular health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Exercise Improves Outcomes After Weight Loss Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Bariatric surgery patients shed more pounds, had better physical function (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Q & A with Shaneeta Johnson, 2018 40 Under Forty honoree
Atlanta Business Chronicle  has named our 2018 40 Under Forty honorees. The up-and-comers will be celebrated at an awards event Nov. 8 at the Fox Theatre in Midtown. Here’s a Q&A with one of the honorees, Shaneeta Johnson, associate professor of surgery, director of minimally invasive, robotic, bariatric surgery, and associate residency program director, Department of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, and robotic surgery champion, Grady Hospital: Q: You’ve been selected… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Q & A with Shaneeta Johnson, 2018 40 Under Forty honoree
Atlanta Business Chronicle  has named our 2018 40 Under Forty honorees. The up-and-comers will be celebrated at an awards event Nov. 8 at the Fox Theatre in Midtown. Here’s a Q&A with one of the honorees, Shaneeta Johnson, associate professor of surgery, director of minimally invasive, robotic, bariatric surgery, and associate residency program director, Department of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, and robotic surgery champion, Grady Hospital: Q: You’ve been selected… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Cognitive Performance After Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Cognitive Performance After Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Evidence in adults suggests that improvements in cognitive performance may result from the significant weight loss following bariatric surgery. Does the same hold true for adolescents?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The Relationship Between Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and IBD The Relationship Between Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and IBD
This paper examines the potential role of bariatric surgery in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as its impact on clinical outcomes and safety in patients with established IBD.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

More Data Tie Obesity to Occult Endometrial Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Bariatric surgery appeared to normalize neoplastic endometrium in some women (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with greater weight loss at one, three, and five years than sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or adjustable gastric banding (AGB), though it also has the highest rate of 30-day adverse... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could bariatric surgery make men more virile?
(Springer) Men who have undergone bariatric surgery as a long-term way of losing weight might also benefit from increased testosterone levels post-surgery. However, there is no evidence that the sperm quality of a patient improves. These are the findings of a comprehensive review in the Springer journal Obesity Surgery, which is the official publication of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk of suicide and self-harm is increased after bariatric surgery-a systematic review and meta-analysis - Castaneda D, Popov VB, Wander P, Thompson CC.
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is endorsed by multiple societies as the most effective treatment for obesity. Psychosocial functioning has also been noted to improve for most patients after bariatric surgery. However, some studies have shown an increase in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Why Aren't We Prescribing Pills for Obesity? Why Aren't We Prescribing Pills for Obesity?
Dr Caroline Apovian says obesity is a chronic condition that may require pharmacotherapy or even bariatric surgery. So why aren't they included in the 2018 USPSTF recommendation statement?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Prevalence of Pediatric Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery Examined
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- From 2005 through 2014, an estimated 14,178 metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) procedures were performed among pediatric patients aged 20 years and younger with severe obesity, according to a research letter published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures
BMI reduction of 20% or more sustained over 5 years with gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy but not gastric banding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New FCT Embrace CT Imaging System Can Accommodate Bariatric Patients of Up to 660 lbs
The FCT Embrace CT Imaging System is available in 64 or 128 slice configurations that are suitable for use in oncology and radiology applications. The system’s 85 cm wide bore matches the rotational arc of the linear accelerator that enables accurate positioning options for simulation and treatment planning. It allows oncology patients to be imaged in their optimal treatment position at the full clinical image quality.This story is related to the following:Health, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:CT Scanners (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Standard Bariatrics receives FDA indication for #1 bariatric surgical procedure
(CincyTech) Standard Bariatrics, an innovator of surgical devices, has received a sleeve gastrectomy indication from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the STANDARD CLAMP ® . " Standard Bariatrics is committed to creating superior bariatric surgery outcomes through device innovations. The acceptance of the supplemental data by the FDA to expand the US. indications of the STANDARD CLAMP ® is another significant milestone for the Company, " said Jonathan Thompson M.D., Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Standard Bariatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Now Top Choice for Kids' Metabolic Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Pivot away from Roux-en-Y similar to recent adult trends in bariatric surgery (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ASTRO 2018 Roundup: Fujifilm enters US CT market with FCT Embrace
Fujifilm (TSE:4901) said this week it launched the FCT Embrace 85cm wide bore computed tomography imaging unit, touting it as the world’s first such device to hit the market. The system launch marks the company’s first foray into the CT field, FujiFilm said. The release was announced at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting ASTRO in San Antonio, Texas. The FCT Embrace system offers 64 and 128 slice configurations, and is intended for use in both oncology and radiology applications, the Tokyo-based company said. The system offers enhanced CT simulation and radiotherapy treatment pl...
Source: Mass Device - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Oncology fujifilm Qfix Positioning royalphilips Varian Medical Systems ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

What Happens After Bariatric Surgery Makes A Big Difference
This study showed how much weight regain occurred after gastric bypass surgery and how this affected diabetes progression and quality of life. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- Measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery best predicts a patient's risk for several serious health problems, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adulterated Supplements; Fatty Acids and Aging: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include include cardiovascular benefits from bariatric surgery and beta blockers in pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Oct 19, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Oct 19, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Low-dose rivaroxaban for CAD/PAD, hypertension management in the community, research misconduct, cyber-security in cardiac devices, and bariatric surgery are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Type 1.5 Diabetes; Memes Driving Obesity; Bariatric Surgery's Vascular Benefits
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery for Prepregnancy Weight Loss: A Safe Approach? Bariatric Surgery for Prepregnancy Weight Loss: A Safe Approach?
Women are often advised to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant. Is bariatric surgery a safe way to do this, for both mother and baby?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Fewer Vascular Events Seen After Bariatric Surgery in T2D Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Retrospective data adds to evidence it beats lifestyle change, medical tx alone (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

' Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives'Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives
Why are there still so many hurdles between obese patients with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from this life-saving treatment?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- For patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk for macrovascular outcomes compared with not undergoing surgery, according to a study published in the Oct. 16 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Bariatric surgery weight gain percentage linked to health risks
For patients who underwent bariatic surgery, health risks are dependent on the percentage of weight regained after the procedure, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts CAD in Very Obese, but Do Effects Wane? Bariatric Surgery Cuts CAD in Very Obese, but Do Effects Wane?
Bariatric surgery reduces macrovascular disease in obese patients with diabetes. Although, weight regain remains a challenge in all patients, if expectations are realistic, it's a good treatment option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people
Two new studies from Kaiser Permanente and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found those who undergo surgery are 40 percent less likely to have a heart attack or stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amount of weight regain after bariatric surgery helps predict health risks
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after bariatric surgery can help predict a patient's risk of several serious health problems. The study also revealed that the rate of weight regained was highest in the first year following maximum weight loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More Biliary Disease With Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery More Biliary Disease With Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
The move toward laparoscopic bariatric surgery and the decline in bariatric surgery with concomitant cholecystectomy has led to an increase in gallstone-related complications, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Bed Systems from Joerns Healthcare Support Post-Acute Care
Two new bed systems from Joerns Healthcare are available for transitional care from acute discharge to assisted living applications. The beds, which debuted at AHCA 2018, support post-acute inpatient rehabilitation and post-acute bariatric care.This story is related to the following:Health, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:Hospital& Institutional Beds (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Gold Cross EMS Improves Safety for Patients and Medics
Augusta, GA – Gold Cross EMS is the first emergency medical service department in the state of Georgia to add the world’s first Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System™, the iNʃX®, to their fleet. The iNʃX was developed by FERNO to eliminate lifting during patient transport, enhancing caregiver and patient safety.  EMS is one of the most injurious occupations. According to research conducted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, 1 in 4 EMS professionals will suffer a career-ending back injury within the first four years of service. The average work...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gold Cross/FERNO Press Release Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Gold Cross EMS Improves Safety for Patients and Medics
Augusta, GA – Gold Cross EMS is the first emergency medical service department in the state of Georgia to add the world’s first Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System™, the iNʃX®, to their fleet. The iNʃX was developed by FERNO to eliminate lifting during patient transport, enhancing caregiver and patient safety.  EMS is one of the most injurious occupations. According to research conducted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, 1 in 4 EMS professionals will suffer a career-ending back injury within the first four years of service. The average work...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gold Cross/FERNO Press Release Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Study: Bariatric Surgery May Raise Gallstone Risk
A new study has found a 10- to 100-fold higher risk of gallstones, other gallbladder conditions and pancreatitis in people who had undergone weight-loss surgery. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news