Comment on “Sleeve gastrectomy with concomitant hiatal hernia repair in obese patients: long-term results on gastroesophageal reflux disease”
In the paper by Angrisani et al, the authors tackle an important question, namely; what are the long term outcomes regarding gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) [1]? Many surgeons consider GERD to be the Achilles heel of the SG, and it is one of the main reasons for conversion of the SG to other procedures such as the gastric bypass [2]. The last International Consensus Conference on SG demonstrated that over 50% of surgeons considered GERD to be a relative contrindication to the SG, and also that hiatal hernias (HH) should be repaired when encountered [3]. (Source: Surgery...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Benjamin Clapp Source Type: research

Small Bowel Intussusception in Pregnant Women with a History of a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – a Case Series and a Systematic Review of the Literature
This study provides a systematic review on the characteristics of intussusception in this population. MEDLINE ®, Embase, Cochrane Library and our own hospital’s electronics health records were searched for eligible studies/cases. Fifteen papers were eligible, containing seventeen cases. Our hospital search included six cases. 17/23 intussusceptions were retrograde and were mostly (18/23) located at the j ejunojejunostomy. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Dani ëlle S. Bonouvrie, Loes Janssen, Hendrik J. Niemarkt, Judith O.E.H. van Laar, Wouter KG. Leclercq, François MH. van Dielen Tags: Review articles Source Type: research

Long-term incidence of gallstone disease after bariatric surgery – results from the nonrandomized controlled Swedish Obese Subjects study
Gallstone disease is a known short-term complication of bariatric surgery, little is known of the long-term incidence. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - June 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Åsa Anveden, Markku Peltonen, Ingmar Näslund, Jarl Torgerson, Lena Carlsson Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

A Protocolized Approach to Endoscopic Hydrostatic Versus Pneumatic Balloon Dilation Therapy for Gastric Sleeve Stenosis: A Multicenter Study and Meta-analysis
Gastric sleeve stenosis (GSS) is reported in 0.7%-4% of cases after sleeve gastrectomy. Two endoscopic balloon dilation techniques are available with no clear consensus on the therapeutic approach. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Reem Matar, Azizullah Beran, Daniel B. Maselli, Andrew C. Storm, Victoria G ómez, Eric J. Vargas, Todd A. Kellogg, Travis J. McKenzie, Rahul Pannala, Manoel Galvao Neto, Andre Texeira, Barham K. Abu Dayyeh Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass as a revisional or second-step operation after sleeve gastrectomy
One-loop duodenal switch leads to weight loss and improvement or resolution of comorbidities similar to standard duodenal switch and it is technically less demanding (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Andr és Sánchez-Pernaute, Miguel Ángel Rubio, Natalia Pérez, Clara Marcuello, Antonio Torres, Elia Pérez-Aguirre Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Revision surgery after sleeve gastrectomy: a nationwide study with 10 years of follow-up
Sleeve gastrectomy is the most common bariatric procedure worldwide. Several studies report good short- and midterm results. However, recent studies report alarming long-term outcomes, in particular about the revision rate. These data are issued from monocentric studies from high-volume centers whose generalizability may be questioned. Our study is based on a national claims database comprehensive of all bariatric procedures performed on a 10 years period. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrea Lazzati, St éphane Bechet, Saadeddinne Jouma, L. Paolino, Camille Jung Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Parent-Based Prevention Following Parental Weight Loss Surgery: A Pilot Case-Series Trial
Overeating and obesity are elevated in children of parents who have undergone weight loss surgery (PWLS). PWLS often report that their personal history of obesity interferes with their knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy in developing their children ’s healthy habits, thus reducing the likelihood of addressing obesogenic environmental factors. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, Cristin D. Runfola, Hannah A. Welch, Elise L. Gibbs, Caroline E. Dickens, James Lock, Debra L. Safer Tags: Integrated Health Article Source Type: research

Assessment of Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting After Bariatric Surgery Using a Validated Questionnaire
Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is known to occur after bariatric surgery, with over two-thirds of patients affected. However, variability exists in how to objectively measure PONV. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Bradley S. Kushner, Dawn Freeman, Jayme Sparkman, Arghavan Salles, J. Christopher Eagon, Shaina R. Eckhouse Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Predictors of Post-Operative Emergency Department Visits after Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Postoperative Emergency Department (ED) visits are a quality metric for bariatric surgical programs. Predictive factors of ED visits that do not result in readmission are not clear. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Shravan Leonard-Murali, Hassan Nasser, Tommy Ivanics, Jeffrey Genaw Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Total weight loss after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is influenced by preoperative weight loss: can we predict the outcome?
Preoperative weight loss is associated with higher postoperative weight loss (WL) at 1-2 year follow up in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) patients. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Beata M.M. Reiber, Mark Tenhagen, Rosalie Barendregt, Mauk P. Mekel, Huib A. Cense, Ahmet Demirkiran Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Transversus abdominis plane block using a short-acting local anaesthetic reduces pain and opioid consumption after laparoscopic bariatric surgery: a meta-analysis
In this meta-analysis, Hamid et al[1] discuss a subset of the currently available data on the impact of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block on postoperative pain and opioid consumption. In the era of protocols to enhance recovery this is a worthy endeavor. The MBSAQIP D.R.O.P program (Decreasing Readmissions Through Opportunities Provided), described in 2014 by John Morton, was the first QI initiative to originate from this accreditation program [2]. Notably, the DROP program originated from a desire to decrease readmissions, and postoperative pain was not one of the author ’s proposed causes for readmission. (So...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ann M. Rogers Source Type: research

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in the Elderly: Is age a determining factor in our outcomes?
While patients are becoming older and the prevalence of obesity increases worldwide, literature on the impact of age on outcomes after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) is scarce. The balance between surgical risks and clinical benefits of LRYGB are unclear in relation to age. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Turchi Mat ías Javier, Kingma Feike, Laborda Nicolás, Montanelli Agostina, Maldonado Juan Miguel, Fiolo Felipe Eduardo Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Complete and Partial Remission, Improvement or Unchanged Diabetes Status of Obese Adults One Year after Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) achieves type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) remission to various extents, and reasons for such variations are unknown. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Isra Elgenaied, Walid El Ansari, Mohamed Elsherif, Sama Abdulrazzaq, Amjad Salah Mohammad, Wahiba Elhag Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Response to: “Letter to: Modified laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Rossetti anti-reflux fundoplication. Results after 220 procedures with 24 months follow-up”
We would like to respond to the “letter to the editor”. We regret that the “peer review of the paper to be sub-optimal”. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Stefano Olmi, Matteo Uccelli, Giovanni Carlo Cesana Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comment on: FIVE YEARS RESULTS AFTER RESLEEVE GASTRECTOMY
As laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) reaches maturity as a stand-alone bariatric procedure, long-term data continue to evolve regarding its associated outcomes and complication profile. Recent randomized clinical trials have confirmed good if somewhat variable excess weight loss (EWL) at 5 years ranging from 50-80%, generally comparable or slightly inferior to that of roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB).[1-3] Various definitions of success have been proposed, but one of the more commonly utilized metrics requires greater than 50% EWL at 12-18 months following surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Danielle T. Friedman, Matthew J. Martin Source Type: research

Open Letter to Insurance Companies Regarding Mandatory in Office Visit Weight Documentation in an Era of COVID-19
During these unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that some populations are at increased risk of severe illness, complications, and death once contracting the novel coronavirus. This is particularly the case for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.1-5 Treatment of people with the disease of obesity and related disease is critical in the strategy to decrease risk of poor outcomes and death following COVID-19. Metabolic/bariatric surgery is the only proven, long-term, successful intervention for patients suffering from clinically severe obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew M. Hutter, Shanu N. Kothari, Teresa L. LaMasters, Eric J. DeMaria Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Should bariatric surgery be offered to prisoners?
The United States has seen a significant increase in the number of incarcerated individuals, increasing from 250,000 to 6.6 million prisoners over the last three decades(1). Given the obesity epidemic in the United States, it is not surprising that significant numbers of these prisoners are obese and suffer from obesity related co-morbidities. While the overall prevalence of obesity among prisoners is lower than the general population, inmates frequently gain excessive weight while incarcerated, with rates of obesity as high as 75% upon release from prison(2). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrew R. Luhrs, Marcoandrea Giorgi Tags: Controversies in Bariatric Surgery Source Type: research

Comment on: Bariatric Surgery in France from 1997 to 2018
This study describes the development of the bariatric surgery in France over a 22-year period and look at some factors of this evolution. Indeed the national governmental databases from 1997 to 2018 have been handled to study the progression of bariatric operations, from 2,800 in 1997 to 52,500 in 2018. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Michel Gagner Source Type: research

Considering ERAS protocols as a part of multimodal analgesia in bariatric surgery.
We read with interest the article “Effect of Intraperitoneal Bupivacaine on Postoperative Pain in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeries” [1]. We thank and congratulate the Iranian colleagues for this important contribution to this topic. Even if supported by scarce literature, effectiveness of peritoneal irrigation with local anesthe tics still remains controversial [2], although it seems to be one useful tool to control postoperative pain after bariatric surgery, as recently stated by a meta-analysis published within your Journal [3]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Carlo Nagliati, Roberta Contin, Damiano Pennisi Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Bariatric Surgery Before, During, and After Liver Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Morbid obesity is considered a relative contraindication for liver transplantation (LTX) due to increased risk of complications. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of bariatric surgery before, during, and after LTX. A systematic review of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and PubMed databases was performed for studies investigating bariatric surgery in patients before, during, or after LTX. Random-effects meta-analysis of proportions was used to calculate pooled effect estimates. 187 patients underwent bariatric surgery before LTX (8 studies). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yung Lee, Chenchen Tian, Olivia Lovrics, Melissa Sam Soon, Aristithes G. Doumouras, Mehran Anvari, Dennis Hong Tags: Review articles Source Type: research

Comment on: The Role of Preoperative Upper Endoscopy in Adolescents Undergoing Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Primum non nocere. This oft-quoted tenet reminds us that above all, we as physicians must do no harm. All treatments must take into account the patient, the disease, and the expected outcome. Surgery offers the best (or the only) benefit for some diseases, but since all surgery includes harm, we must responsively evaluate the risk-benefit ratio. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey L. Zitsman Source Type: research

Comment on: Outcomes of re-operative surgery in severely obese patients after sleeve gastrectomy: A single institution experience
This article by Frieder JS, et al. is an important another high quality contribution to the literature from their institution and fills in some of the missing data regarding long-term outcomes of the sleeve gastrectomy (SG) [1]. There is a dearth of long-term data on the SG, but it is clear that a percentage of these patients will be converted to other operations for weight regain or complications [2]. As the SG is the most performed operation in the United States, with 154,976 performed in 2018, this lack of long-term data is especially striking [3]. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Benjamin Clapp Source Type: research

Performance and Improvement of the DiaRem Score in Diabetes Remission Prediction - A Study with Diverse Procedure Types
Test the validity of the DiaRem score as a predictor of T2D remission at one-year post-surgery in patients who underwent LABG, LSG, RYGB, and BPD/DS, as well as to develop and test a novel model that uses DiaRem to predict T2D remission by procedure type (LABG, LSG, RYGB, and BPD/DS). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Alfredo D. Guerron, Juan Esteban Perez, Thomas Risoli, Hui-Jie Lee, Dana Portenier, Leonor Corsino Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic resection of intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Comparison between the conventional and a simplified approach
Intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is an rare long term complication most commonly occurring in a retrograde fashion just distal to the jejunojejunostomy with an approximately 0.5% incidence1. Management options include reduction, pexy, resection of jejunojejunostomy2-4. Our traditional approach in management of symptomatic intussusception is resection and creation of new jejunojejunostomy preferably end to side anastomosis with a smaller anastomosis of less than 60 mm. In this video, we compare two techniques used to resect the anastomosis; one is the traditional way in which all limbs are resected and ...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ariel Shuchleib, Pearl Ma, Keith Boone, Kelvin Higa Tags: VIDEO CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Lipoprotein Insulin Resistance Score in non-diabetic patients with obesity and following bariatric surgery
Lipoprotein insulin resistance (LPIR) is a composite biomarker representative of atherogenic dyslipidemia characteristic of early insulin resistance. It is elevated in obesity and may provide information not captured in hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and homeostatic model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). While bariatric surgery reduces diabetes incidence and resolves metabolic syndrome, the effect of bariatric surgery on LPIR is untested. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ruina Zhang, BingXue Lin, Manish Parikh, Edward A. Fisher, Jeffrey S. Berger, Jose O. Aleman, Sean P. Heffron Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

SOARD Category 1 CME Credit Featured Articles, Volume 16, June 2020
Saber Ghiassi, Maher El Chaar, Essa M. Aleassa, Fady Moustarah, Sofiane El Djouzi, T. Javier Birriel, Ann M. Rogers (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Continuing medical education program Source Type: research

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Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pyogenic liver abscess: a complication after Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE) procedure
A 59-year-old woman with history of breast cancer and tuberculosis was referred to our hospital complaining of abdominal pain, distention and feeling feverish. A triphasic CT scan showed several cystic liver lesions, with a 110x72mm septate lesion in segments II-III with infiltrative morphology, as well as mediastinal and paraaortic lymph nodes(Image 1). A malignant etiology could not be ruled out. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: A. Curell, L. Vidal, J.M. Balibrea, C. Dopazo, R. Charco, C. G ómez-Gavara Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Outcome of Bariatric Surgery on Hypothyroidism: Experience from a Tertiary Care Centre in India
Obesity and subclinical hypothyroidism are two very common clinical conditions with high prevalence in the general population [1]. Although it is generally thought that hypothyroidism causes obesity, it is now accepted that elevation of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is secondary to obesity with positive correlation between body mass index (BMI) and TSH plasma levels [1]. Many studies have shown a direct positive correlation between TSH plasma levels and weight gain [2,3]. To this regard it has been always matter of debate if hypothyroidism as evidenced by TSH increase determines weight gain or the opposite given the fa...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marco Rossato Source Type: research

Improvement in patient-reported outcomes in Chinese adults after bariatric surgery: 1-year follow-up of a prospective cohort
To assess changes of patient-reported outcomes in terms of health-related quality of life (HRQOL), depression, anxiety status and physical activity (PA) after bariatric surgery among patients with obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yihui Wei, Tingting Wu, Daniel KH. Tong, Betty TT. Law, David KW. Leung, Cindy LK. Lam, Carlos KH. Wong Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

The Role of Preoperative Upper Endoscopy in Adolescents Undergoing Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) has been associated with gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms and, in adults, with a development of Barrett ’s esophagus (BE). Adults with Barrett’s esophagus identified at baseline prior to bariatric operation are generally advised against VSG operations. The role of preoperative esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in adolescents preparing for bariatric surgery is not clearly defined. The goal of this s tudy was to report the frequency of abnormalities identified on EGD performed at baseline in adolescents undergoing VSG for severe obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sarah Ogle, Sarkis C. Derderian, Robert Kramer, Rachel Anthony, Thomas Inge Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Improvements of health-related quality of life five years after gastric bypass. What is important besides weight loss? A study from Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Register.
Large nationwide observational study with national quality and research registry. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mustafa Raoof, Eva Szabo, Jan Karlsson, Erik N äslund, Yang Cao, Ingmar Näslund Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comment on: Short-medium term results of Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal bypass compared to One Anastomosis Gastric bypass for weight recidivism after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
In the current manuscript(1), the authors reported the results of the Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal bypass (SADI) and One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB) for a cohort of 84 patients who presented with weight loss failure following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG). We especially commend the authors for the interesting topic of their manuscript, as the revisional bariatric surgery after LSG is becoming more common due to the rapid increase in the number of patients undergoing this procedure as treatment for morbid obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marius Nedelcu, Anamaria Nedelcu, Patrick Noel Source Type: research

Correlation of preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio with metabolic parameters in patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy
Obesity and its related diseases, Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and overall the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) often shows a low-grade of chronic inflammation due to loss of balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory signals. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are considered cost-effective markers for the detection of this subclinical inflammation. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lorea Zubiaga, Jaime Ruiz-Tovar Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

A119 Can surgical weight loss reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease?
Coronary heart disease (CHD) accounts for one-third of all deaths in people over 35 years of age in the United States (US). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: David Gutierrez-Blanco, David Romero-Funes, Joel S. Frieder, Camila Ortiz-Gomez, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Samuel Szomstein, Raul J. Rosenthal Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Relationship between bariatric surgery and dental erosion: a systematic review
Bariatric surgery can have several oral repercussions, including tooth erosion due to decreased salivary flow associated with the action of acidic pH and behavioral modifications in the diet that lead to the dissolution of mineralized dental tissues. This systematic review aimed to evaluate whether bariatric surgery presented a greater risk of dental erosion. This review was based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyzes (PRISMA) and registered at the International Prospective Registry of Systematic Reviews (CRD42019124960). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Melanie Calheiros Miranda Quintella, Tatyana Maria Carvalho Pereira Farias, Juliana Raposo SoutoMaior, Bruno Gustavo da Silva Casado, Rafaella Souza Le ão, Sandra Lúcia Dantas de Moraes Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Comparison of Operating Room Inefficiencies and Time Variability in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Improving operating room (OR) inefficiencies has financial and operational ramifications. However, their incidence has not been systematically studied, especially in bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Dimitrios I. Athanasiadis, Sara Monfared, Jake Whiteside, Trisha Engle, Lava Timsina, Ambar Banerjee, Annabelle Butler, Dimitrios Stefanidis Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Outcomes of pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery: Results of a French matched cohort study.
While the benefits of bariatric surgery (BS) on pregnancy outcomes have been demonstrated for women when compared to matched controls on pre-surgery body mass index (pB-BMI), data are lacking and those benefits are uncertain when compared to matched controls on pre-pregnancy BMI (pP-BMI). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Anne-Solenn Jacamon, Philippe Merviel, Sarah Herrmann, Brigitte Pan-Petesch, Karine Lacut, J érémie Thereaux Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Sleeve gastrectomy with concomitant hiatal hernia repair in obese patients: long term results on gastroesophageal reflux disease
Tertiary-care referral hospital. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Luigi Angrisani, Antonella Santonicola, Vincenzo Borrelli, Paola Iovino Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Cancer risk after bariatric surgery: does weight loss matter?
As the obesity epidemic worsens, the risk of obesity associated cancers continues to rise(1, 2). The link between obesity and cancer is strong with multiple mechanisms driving tumor growth (1). Despite this, cancer remains an under recognized complication of obesity and is rarely discussed as an important reason for weight loss or bariatric surgery. But, perhaps it should be the main reason patients consider treatment options for obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Daniel Schauer Source Type: research

Comment on: Predictive value of preoperative DeMeester score on conversion to Roux en-Y gastric bypass for gastroesophageal reflux disease after sleeve gastrectomy
Bariatric surgery is a proven, efficacious, and durable treatment for obesity and weight-related diseases. In addition to other metabolic effects, surgery can have both a positive and negative clinical impact on GERD. The spectrum of surgical procedures currently offered have varying degrees of improvement or worsening of pre-existing symptoms or development of new symptoms. Of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures, Roux en-Y gastric bypass has been shown to be highly effective in treatment of GERD1, likely through a combination of weight loss and subsequent decrease of intra-abdominal pressure, as well as separ...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew Kroh Source Type: research

Are black and Hispanic persons disproportionately affected by COVID-19 because of higher obesity rates?
On March 13, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Shortly after that, it was reported that mortality rates in New York City (NYC), the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, were found to be significantly higher in black and Hispanic populations. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 10, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Maher El Chaar, Keith King, Alvaro Galvez Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Are African American and Hispanics Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19 Because of Higher Obesity Rates?
On March 13, 2020 the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Shortly after that, it was reported that mortality rates in New York City (NYC), the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, were found to be significantly higher in African American and Hispanics. The aim of this manuscript is to evaluate the mortality rates in NYC among the different ethnic groups and the different boroughs as it relates to the obesity rates to see whether this issue merits further evaluation. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 10, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Maher El Chaar, Keith King, Alvaro Galvez Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Effect of bariatric surgery in the evolution of oxidative stress depending on the presence of atheroma in patients with morbid obesity.
Morbid obesity is associated with accelerated atherosclerosis, a chronic vascular disease related to oxidative stress (OS) and endothelial dysfunction. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 10, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: J úlia Carmona-Maurici, Elena Cuello, David Ricart-Jané, Antonio Miñarro, Jorge Juan Olsina Kissler, Juan Antonio Baena-Fustegueras, Julia Peinado-Onsurbe, Eva Pardina Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

A comparison of short term outcomes following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in male and female patients using the MBSAQIP database
Male sex has long been identified as a risk factor for adverse outcomes, including mortality, after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 10, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Alexandra Falvo, Voranaddha Vacharathit, Jason E. Kuhn, Marcus Fluck, Robert M. Cunningham, Anthony T. Petrick, David M. Parker Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

Racial disparities in perioperative outcomes after metabolic and bariatric surgery: a case-control matched study
Metabolic and bariatric surgery remains a safe and effective treatment for severe obesity. Ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by obesity but are less likely to undergo metabolic and bariatric surgery. There remains controversy about outcomes among black patients compared with other ethnic groups after bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael A. Edwards, Allison Bruff, Michael Mazzei, Xiaoning Lu, Huaqing Zhao Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Long-term opioid use after bariatric surgery
Opioid analgesics are often prescribed to manage pain after bariatric surgery, which may develop into chronic prescription opioid use (CPOU) in opioid-na ïve patients. Bariatric surgery may affect opioid use in those with or without presurgical CPOU. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthew L. Maciejewski, Valerie A. Smith, Theodore S.Z. Berkowitz, David E. Arterburn, Katharine A. Bradley, Maren K. Olsen, Chuan-Fen Liu, Edward H. Livingston, Luke Funk, James E. Mitchell Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Racial disparities in perioperative outcomes following metabolic and bariatric surgery: a case-control matched study
Metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) remains a safe and effective treatment for severe obesity. Ethnic minorities are disproportionately impacted by obesity but are less likely to undergo MBS. There remains controversy about outcomes among Black patients compared to other ethnic groups following bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - May 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael A. Edwards, Allison Bruff, Michael Mazzei, Xiaoning Lu, Huaqing Zhao Tags: Original articles Source Type: research