Preoperative Gait Speed is Associated with Increased Length of Stay after Bariatric Surgery
Background: Gait speed (GS) has been used to predict patient's physical performance, as well as morbidity and mortality. It is infrequently used in bariatric surgery, but has the potential to predict postoperative complications as it may be used as a marker of preoperative frailty. We hypothesized that patients with a slow gait speed ( (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Benjamin E Schneider, Rui-Min D Mao, Tjasa Hranjec, Sara A Hennessy Source Type: research

Early oral feeding following bariatric surgery does not result in improved outcomes
Background: Early oral feeding in lower GI surgery has been shown to be safe and result in shorter hospital lengths of stay. Data showing improved outcomes with early oral feeding has also been found for gastric resections for oncologic purposes. However, there are few studies investigating early oral feeding after bariatric surgeries, although early results have been encouraging with decreased length of stay and no significant difference in complications. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lisa Parker, Joshua Parker, John Harris, Daniel Davis Source Type: research

Decreasing Program Cycle Time: A Lean Approach
Background: As organizations continue to refine cost of care and seek to remain competitive in both quality of care and patient experience, we recognize that Bariatric Surgery is costly and the process for the patient is long and complex. Resources are limited, and we are challenged to do more with the same or fewer resources. In December of 2016, our team sensed a call to action with the addition of 3 surgeons over the prior 18 months and no additional programmatic support. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kimberly Wilkes, William A Hilgendorf, Myesha Morrissette-Johnson Source Type: research

Enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery (erabs): high volume single site protocol
Background: With the astronomical tripled growth of obesity in just 30 years time, consideration for more invasive treatments such as surgical management of obesity, has become more readily available. As such, many surgical specialties have made significant strides in operative recovery with the implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols. Naturally protocols have been developed for bariatric surgery that differ from program to program. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ragui M Sadek, Lora Melman, Andrew M Wassef Source Type: research

Validation of the modified Frailty Index as a predictor of outcomes after bariatric surgery
Background: Obesity and aging are associated with declines in organ functions and constitute a marker of frailty. The modified frailty index (MFI) is a tool for predicting postoperative outcomes, usually assessed among geriatric patients. Its usefulness in the field of bariatric surgery has not been sufficiently investigated. As the population ages, more elderly patients seek bariatric procedures. It is essential to evaluate utility of this method, which may potentially improve the quality of the treatment. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jakub Dros, Tomasz Stefura, Artur Kacprzyk, Katarzyna Chlopas, Michal Pedziwiatr, Andrzej Budzynski, Piotr Major Source Type: research

Liver reduction diet an effective alternative for insurance-mandated medically-supervised weight management in bariatric patients
Background: Medically-supervised weight management (MSWM) has remained an insurance-mandated pre-requisite before approval of bariatric surgery for treatment of morbid obesity. This imposes a deleterious effect on access to care increasing cost, frustration, and drop-out rates and delays life-altering intervention. All published studies to date have confirmed that insurance-mandated MSWM programs confer no additional benefit compared with standard evaluation and education protocols. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Is there a Correlation Between Length of Preoperative Diet and Weight loss After Bariatric Surgery?
Background: It remains undetermined whether the duration of diet before surgery influences outcomes after bariatric surgery. The aim of this study is to determine the difference in short-term weight loss after bariatric surgery based on 1 week or 2 weeks pre operative diet. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: David Romero Funes, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Rama Rao Ganga, Samuel Szomstein, Raul J Rosenthal Source Type: research

Early decline in resting energy expenditure and its impact on body composition changes 3 months after bariatric surgery
Background: Weight-loss and body composition (BC) changes post-bariatric surgery (BS) influence resting energy expenditure (REE); however early changes have not been well characterized. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Molly DePrenger, Asante Brown, Christy Tangney, Jonathan Myers, Philip A Omotosho, Alfonso Torquati, Sandra Gomez-Perez Source Type: research

Bariatric Surgery in Medicare Patients Younger than 65 is Safe and Effective
Background: Worldwide, the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery is well documented. However, there is less information about the outcomes in Medicare patients in the U.S. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in patients younger than 65 on Medicare (CMS (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jacob A Petrosky, Robert Cunnigham, Jai Prasad, Jason Kuhn, G. Craig Wood, James T Dove, Marcus Fluck, David Parker, Jon Gabrielsen, Christopher Still, Anthony Petrick Source Type: research

The Impact of Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies on Diabetes and Weight Loss Outcomes: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Comparing Small Bowel and Gastric Devices
Background: Endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) can be grouped into gastric (balloons, aspiration therapy, endoscopic gastroplasty) or small bowel EBTs (duodenal bypass liner, jejuno-ileal diversion, mucosal resurfacing). Data suggests that small bowel EBTs may be more effective at improving diabetes but it is unclear if this is related to weight loss or other factors. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Violeta Popov, Benjamin Noor, Amy Ou, Christopher C Thompson Source Type: research

The First Six Months of Commercial Experience with a Swallowable Gas-filled Three Balloon System Results in Safe and Clinically Meaningful Weight Loss
Background: The Obalon Balloon System became available in January 2017. A Registry was provided to prescribing physicians to enter weight loss and safety data. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rachel L Moore, Michael V Seger Source Type: research

Changes In Gastric Emptying With The Spatz3 Adjustable Intragastric Balloon Are Associated With Increased Weight Loss: A Prospective Study
Background: Intragastric balloons (IGBs) promote weight loss through complex changes in gastrointestinal physiology such as gastric emptying (GE). Adjustable IGBs are unique as they can be volume-adjusted for intolerance or inadequate weight loss.Our major aim was to investigate the effects of the adjustable IGB (Spatz 3) upward volume adjustment on gastric emptying and weight loss (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Eric J Vargas, Monika Rizk, Fateh Bazerbachi, Andres Acosta, Barham K Abu Dayyeh Source Type: research

Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Single Institution Retrospective Study
Background: The study aims to describe bariatric surgeries ’ effect on cardiovascular risk factors including glycemic control, blood pressure, lipid profile and body weight for patients treated in a tertiary center in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ali Almontashery Source Type: research

Does systemic inflammation inhibit weight loss and diabetes remission following bariatric surgery?
Background: Previous studies demonstrate that inflammation worsens insulin resistance and decreases insulin secretion. We hypothesized that patients with greater levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP), a marker of systemic inflammation, would experience less favorable weight loss and metabolic changes after surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: John M Morton, Dan E Azagury, Luis Garcia, Homero Rivas Source Type: research

Does weight related abuse vary by ethnicity?
This study investigated relationships between ethnicity and WRVA in individuals with morbid obesity. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Genna F Hymowitz, Yvette Karvay Source Type: research

Resting energy expenditure and metabolic adaptation in adolescents at 6 and 12 months following bariatric surgery
Background: Evidence suggests change in weight and body composition after bariatric surgery impacts resting energy expenditure (REE) and metabolic adaptation in adults. Metabolic adaptation refers to the physiological changes during weight loss that reduce REE more than REE determined by predictive equations. Little is known about REE and metabolic adaptation among adolescents who have undergone bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lisa Chu, Alissa Steinberg, Carley O'Kane, Alene Toulany, Jill Hamilton Source Type: research

Does Coexistence of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Type-2 Diabetes Impact Weight Loss or Remission of Type 2 Diabetes after Gastric Bypass?
Background: Obesity and type-2 diabetes (T2D) are risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and Gastric Bypass (RYGB) is an effective treatment for obesity, T2D and NAFLD. While 78% of patients of white race with obesity and T2D have coexisting NAFLD, individuals of black race have been found to have a significantly lower prevalence of NALFD (34%, p (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jad Khoraki, Guilherme S Mazzini, Matthew G Browning, Martin J Mangino, Dayanjan S Wijesinghe, Gretchen Aquilina, Jennifer Salluzzo, Guilherme M Campos Source Type: research

Identification of bacterial and fungal Pathogens in patients with post Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy leakage
Background: Post-laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) leak leads to serious complications, and death may occur. The infection route should be established in order to plan empirical antimicrobial therapy. The cultures of post-LSG leaks were reviewed. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Saad Althuwaini Source Type: research

Internal hernia after duodenal switch
Background: Routine closure of mesenteric defects in laparoscopic gastric bypass has dramatically decreased the incidence of internal hernia (IH). Duodenal switch (DS) is the most effective bariatric operation both in terms of weight loss and effect on comorbidity. The opinions about the need to close the mesenteric defects in DS are still split. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Saif SA Al-Tai, Stephan S Axer, Leif Hoffmann Source Type: research

Weight Loss Success with New Gastric Balloon System McCoy K, Durgan D, Sekhar N, Holover S, Angstadt J, Chiao J, Sommer E
Background: With obesity rates rising, patients and physicians have an increasing interest in non-surgical weight-loss options. Endoscopic gastric balloons have shown success to date and new devices are continually developing. Of current interest is the FDA-approved Obalon system, comprised of 3 nitrogen filled balloons swallowed in a staged fashion and removed after 6 months. We aimed to evaluate the safety profile and success of this balloon system. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Kristin McCoy, Diane Durgan, Shawn Garber, Nikhilesh Sekhar Source Type: research

Accuracy of Bariatric surgery patients ’ estimations of pre-operative weight and shape
Background: The accuracy of self-reported (SR) weights across all segments of the population, including the bariatric population, is not clear. Previous research suggests that women and those with overweight/obesity are most likely to underreport weight. We explored the accuracy of SR weight as well as body shape via pictograms in bariatric surgery patients using the Weight and Lifestyle Inventory (WALI) (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrea Stone, Janet Ng, Richard L Seip, Madison O'Brien, Emma Tishler, Nick Dugan, Pavlos K Papasavas, Darren Tishler Source Type: research

Preoperative Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Background: Asymptomatic bacteriuria is the isolation of bacteria from urine in people without symptoms or signs. Patients with obesity are at increased risk for asymptomatic bacteriuria, and patients undergoing bariatric surgery are at increased risk for hospitalization due to urinary tract infection (UTI) after surgery. Understanding the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients undergoing bariatric surgery is of increasing importance. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Katherine S Blevins, Dimitri A Augustin, Dan E Azagury, John M Morton Source Type: research

Bariatric Surgery as a bridge to Cardiac transplantation in patients with LVAD
Background: People with advanced heart failure who have BMI>35 are considered unacceptable candidates for heart transplant due to increased operative risk and technical challenges. Some of these patients who get an LVAD have a poor chance of getting a heart transplant. Bariatric surgery is a viable option for these patients. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rana Pullatt, Nina M Crowley, Karl T Byrne, Diana Axiotis Source Type: research

Safety of Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
Background: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a known risk factor for increased postoperative morbidity. However, the safety of bariatric surgery in patients with CHF has not been well established. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Barbara M Brathwaite, Raelina S. Howell, Keneth Hall, Alexander Barkan, Patrizio Petrone, Collin E Brathwaite Source Type: research

Reciprocal responses of plasma cystatin C and cathepsin S among diabetic subjects after bariatric surgery
Background: Cathepsin S deletion was shown to induce a robust reduction in blood sugar in knockout mice, whereas cystatin C is the most abundant and potent endogenous inhibitor of cathepsin S. We explored the roles of cystatin C and cathepsin S in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) receiving either gastric bypass (GB) or sleeve gastrectomy (SG). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chih-Yen Chen Source Type: research

Laparoscopic conversion of sleeve Gastrectomy to mini gastric bypass one-anastomosis gastric bypass
Background: The aim of this study is confirm the efficacy, safety and side effects of mini gastric bypass-one anastomosis gastric bypass (MGB-OAGB) as a revisional surgery for Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) patients with weight loss failure or complications. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Maud MN Neuberg, Marie Cecile MC Blanchet Source Type: research

Functional and elictrical cardiac changes after bariatric surgery
Background: Bariatric surgery is an effective way for long-term weight loss success. Recent studies have found that weight loss is significantly associated with improved metabolic parameters in addition to overall decrease in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Conversely, some studies have observed the development of unexplained sinus bradycardia after significant weight loss. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ali Almontashery Source Type: research

Mechanisms of Developmental Obesogen Exposure as Possible Drivers of Persistent Obesity Phenotypes in Adults
Background: Studies increasingly implicate chemical ‘obesogens’ as drivers of adiposity, hunger and reduced metabolism, and thereby contribute to the obesity epidemic. Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DOSS; CAS #577-11-7) is a widely used lipid emulsifier in processed foods and drinks, stool softeners and personal care products/cosmetics. To test a developmental origins of adult obesity model in a previous study, we administered DOSS to pregnant C57BL/6 mice in timing and dosage relevant to stool softener use during human pregnancy. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Demetri Spyropoulos Source Type: research

Reversing Fate: NLR and the role of Bariatric Surgery to Prevent Morbidity
Background: In addition to increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, obesity is a risk factor for many cancers and decreases tumor related survival. As a result, aggressive bariatric treatment may become an important cancer therapy adjunct. The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is as a marker of poor prognosis for heart disease and cancer. The purpose of our study is investigate the impact of bariatric surgery on NLR in a bariatric surgery cohort. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sarah Pearlstein, Ali Shayesteh, Deborah Allis, Mitch Roslin Source Type: research

Pilot testing a mindfulness-based weight loss maintenance intervention to enhance outcomes after bariatric surgery
Background: Weight regain is a problem for many patients after bariatric surgery. We randomly assigned 79 patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) to either treatment as usual (TAU; n  = 39) or to six weekly sessions of a mindfulness intervention (MI; n = 40), beginning 5- 8 months after SG. The mindfulness approach, originally developed to help prevent substance abuse relapse, was designed to address challenges in weight maintenance.Six validated self-report instruments (Tables 1, 2) were assessed at study baseline and 6 weeks later (end of the intervention). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Janet Ng, Andrea Stone, Pavlos K Papasavas, Darren Tishler, Godfrey Pearlson, Ilene Staff, Tara McLaughlin, Jennifer Ferrand, Sally N Strange Source Type: research

Reducing Excess Staple Cartridge Use During Sleeve Gastrectomy
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of using a gastric clamp on stapling efficiency and pouch quality. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Vikrom K Dhar, Tiffany C Lee, Jonathan R. Thompson, Tayyab S Diwan Source Type: research

Sleeve Gastrectomy in Low BMI Diabetic patients
Background: Bariatric/metabolic surgery is already accepted as a treatment option for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in patients with body mass index (BMI)   ≧  35 kg/m2. BMI based guidelines were established and are being followed since 1991. However, after more than 25years, we know the inadequacy of planning surgery only based on BMI criteria. We now know that the risk of diabetes and/or metabolic syndrome is determined more by ethnicity , waist circumference, fat distribution, hepatic steatosis etc. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Nandakishore Dukkipati, Deepti Thakkar Source Type: research

Money and motivation: A comparison of excess weight loss (EWL) in insured and uninsured patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG)
Background: Patients with obesity undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) have been shown to experience significant post-operative weight loss. In Australia, the majority of bariatric surgery is performed within private hospitals as few public facilities offer bariatric services. Consequently, the cost of the operation can be high for patients who are not privately insured. The purpose of the study was to compare excess weight loss (EWL) in insured and uninsured patients 6 months post undergoing LSG. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sabin J Warner-Smith Source Type: research

Will I Still Be Obese Following Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Background: Average weight loss statistics quoted to patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy are around 60% of excess body weight. However, this average is not geared toward specific patient factors. Patients desire to know if they will be non-obese following the operation. The purpose of our investigation is to elucidate factors that can indicate the probability of a patient becoming non-obese following surgery; as well as to evaluate whether various factors played a role on amount of weight loss. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sarah Pearlstein, Ali Shayesteh, Deborah Allis, Mitch Roslin Source Type: research

Robotic gastric bypass is getting better: first results from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
Background: The use of robotic platforms in performing laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is increasing, though their safety compared to the conventional laparoscopic approach remains unclear. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Peter Lundberg, Jacqueline Seoane, Samantha Wolfe, Maher El Chaar Source Type: research

Mini gastric bypass-one anastomosis gastric bypass long-term results
Background: The aim of this study is to confirm the efficacy, safety and side effects of Mini gastric bypass-one anastomosis gastric bypass (MGB-OAB) at long-term and assess the quality of life of the patients after surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Maud MN Neuberg, Marie Cecile MC Blanchet, Vincent Frering Source Type: research

The effects of bariatric surgery on knee outcomes in patients eligible for total knee arthroplasty. Early results from the SWIFT Trial
Background: Patients eligible for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with severe obesity (BMI ≥40 kg/m2) are increasingly required to lose weight prior to TKA. The benefits of bariatric surgery on knee outcomes are unknown. The purpose of this study is to evaluate changes in knee outcomes after bariatric surgery in patients eligible for TKA. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Christopher Still, Shawnee Lutcher, G. Craig Wood, Jamie L Seiler, Christopher Seiler, Scott Jamieson, Brian Irving, Peter Benotti Source Type: research

Comparison of a Novel Plication Technique to Suturing for Endoscopic Outlet Reduction for the Treatment of Weight Regain after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Background: Transoral outlet reduction (TORe) is an effective treatment for weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) which may be performed via suturing or plication. Restorative Obesity Surgery Endoluminal (ROSE) is a plication form of TORe. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Pichamol Jirapinyo, Christopher C Thompson Source Type: research

Intragastric balloon therapy for obese and overweight patients, over last 15 years
Background: Indication for intra-gastric balloon (IGB) is weight reduction for mild obesity. Currently this indication has also included overweight patients with multidisciplinary approach at our Center (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Marcos A Berry, Lionel Urrutia, Giselle Mu ñoz, Daniela Ghiardo, Rodrigo Javier Anacona Cocio, Karen Rojas Source Type: research

A Multicenter Study of Outpatient Revision of Adjustable Gastric Banding to Sleeve Gastrectomy
Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a safe and effective procedure that can be performed as an outpatient procedure. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Amit K Surve, Hinali M Zaveri, Daniel R Cottam, Walter Medlin, Christina Richards, Legrand Belnap, Austin Cottam, Samuel Cottam, Benjamin H Horsley, Thomas W Umbach, Matthew Apel, Michael D Williams, Christopher J Hart, Williiam Johnson, Christy Lee, Ciar Source Type: research

Retention and attrition in bariatric surgery research: a qualitative study
Background: Longitudinal bariatric surgical research studies often lack information on retention and attrition of participants and the strategies utilized to optimize these. The potential for attrition with adverse effects on validity increases over time. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: William F Gourash, Melissa Kalarchian, Joan Such Lockhart, Lenore K Resick, Anita P Courcoulas Source Type: research

Abdominal pain before and after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Background: We aimed to study the prevalence and characteristics of chronic abdominal pain (CAP) before and two years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). We also evaluated other abdominal and psychological symptoms, as well as quality of life (QoL). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Monica Chahal-Kummen, Ingvild Blom-H øgestøl, Inger E Eribe, Jon Kristinsson, Tom Mala Source Type: research

Is There a Correlation Between Comorbidities and Post Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Gastric Stenosis?
Background: Gastric Stenosis (GS) has been reported in 4% of Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) cases. No studies have been suggested a possible correlation between the incidences of post LSG stricture and preoperative comorbidities. The aim of this study is to analyze the possible association between preoperative comorbidities and LSG stenosis in our bariatric population. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Maria C Fonseca Mora, Cristian Milla Matute, David Romero Funes, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Samuel Szomstein, Raul J Rosenthal Source Type: research

Resident involvement in robotic bariatric surgery: A MBSAQIP analysis
Background: As robotic bariatric surgery becomes more common, it is important to assess complications as trainees become more involved in these procedures. The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Association Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) records bariatric surgery-specific complications for all procedures at member institutions. Our hypothesis was that resident involvement in robotic bariatric surgery does not increase complications. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tarin C Worrest, Elizabeth N Dewey, Farah A Hin, Stephanie G Wood Source Type: research

Effect of selected antidepressant drugs on weight loss post-bariatric surgery: a single-center, retrospective chart review
Background: Anxiety and depression are common in obesity. Antidepressants, as a first line treatment, may cause weight gain, Their impact on weight loss following bariatric surgery is not well studied. We compared effects of the selected antidepressants fluoxetine, paroxetine, and bupropion on weight loss at 6 months and 1 year post bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Devika Umashanker, Madison O'Brien, Tara McLaughlin, Andrea Stone, Mirjana Domakonda, Richard L Seip, Darren Tishler, Pavlos K Papasavas Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Impact on Remission of Type 2 Diabetes
Background: Obesity is a major risk factor for type II diabetes. Mal-absorptive procedures believed to have better outcome. Relatively newer restrictive procedures like laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is being performed more often to these type of patients. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Saad Althuwaini Source Type: research

Assessment of acid exposure in the stomach in gastric bypass patients with anastomotic ulcer: insights into pathologic acid exposure
Background: Anastomotic ulcer following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass affects 16% of patients. Risk factors such as cigarette smoking and NSAIDs/steroids use do not fully account for all cases. We postulate excessive acid exposure to be a culprit. We studied the acid exposure of gastric pouch in patients presenting with recurrent ulcer disease following gastric bypass. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Pei-Wen Lim, Richard A Perugini Source Type: research

Preoperative Weight Loss Medication Use and Postoperative Outcomes
The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes for patients who used these medications preoperatively versus those who did not. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tripurari Mishra, Laura K Marchiando, Andrew J. Borgert, Kara J. Kallies, Shanu N Kothari Source Type: research

Differences in regional fat loss following sleeve gastrectomy and roux en Y gastric bypass
Background: Regional body fat distribution is a significant predictor of health outcomes as cardiometabolic disorders are associated with android obesity, or central fat deposition. Comparatively, gynoid obesity and peripheral fat deposition, reportedly has a protective role against these diseases. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jonathan Sivakumar, Lynn Chong, Salena M Ward, Tom R Sutherland, Michael W Hii Source Type: research

The impact of last 15 minutes of surgery on the hemorrhagic complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Case-control study
Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is associated with a significant risk of hemorrhagic complications (HC). Last 15 minutes of laparoscopic procedure are very important in terms of hemostasis control. Therefore, blood pressure profiles at the end of surgery may have an influence on the risk of HC. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Michal MJ Janik, Mateusz Czado, Konrad Kosi ński, Szymon Grochans, Maciej Walędziak, Krzysztof Paśnik, Piotr Kowalewski Source Type: research