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

Safety and outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in patients older than 60: a case-control study
Background: The majority of older population suffers from multiple comorbid conditions including obesity. Surgical interventions seem to be the most promising solution for the obesity problem. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Katarzyna KB Bartosiak, Maciej Wal ędziak, Piotr Kowalewski, Krzysztof Paśnik, Michał Janik Source Type: research

Impact of bariatric surgery in anti-reflux medication use in patients with asthma and GERD
Background: There is an association between asthma and GERD (1). Although bariatric surgery has shown to reduce medication use in both comorbidities separately, there is limited research done in a population who have both asthma and GERD. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Gerardo G Davalos, Dana D Portenier, Hui-Jie Lee, Jennifer Ingram, Daniel D Guerron Source Type: research

Reversal gastric bypass to normal anatomy with sleeve gastrectomy by hypoglycemia
Background: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is one of the most important bariatric surgical procedures performed around the world and it can produce an important lose of weight with reversal of metabolic disorders like diabetes and dyslipidemia. Even though it has good results, some complications occur after gastric bypass. A rare complication of RYGB is hypoglycemia which has been estimated in 0,1% of cases but causes remain unclear. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ramon Vilallonga, Jose Manuel Fort, Oscar Gonzalez, Jose Maria Balibea, Enric Caubet, Renato Roriz-Silva, Gian Pier Protti, Mariona Jofra Source Type: research

Minimally invasive conversion of sleeve gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Intractable Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Short Term Outcome
Background: Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is considered definitive surgery for weight loss due to excellent short-term results. GERD has been reported to have a post-operative incidence between 3-50% and management remains controversial. This case series demonstrates our experience with intractable GERD management after SG with conversion of SG to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Daniel G Davis, Lauren Kastner, Steven Leeds Source Type: research

Internal Hernia Rates in Gastric Bypass Using Absorbable Versus Nonabsorbable Suture for Mesenteric Closure
Background: Closure of the jejunal-jejunal mesenteric defect formed during a gastric bypass procedure is widely accepted as standard practice to decrease the risk of internal hernia formation. No current consensus exists regarding which suture type, absorbable versus nonabsorbable, is more efficacious in prevention of post-operative internal hernia formation. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chris Finley, Adrian Dan, Ashley N Bohon, Jenn Haas, John G Zografakis, Mark Pozsgay Source Type: research

Trans-fistula Endoscopic Reduction of the Remnant Stomach: A Novel Treatment Option for Weight Regain in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients with Gastrogastric Fistula
Background: Gastrogastric fistula (GGF) is a complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) that is associated with weight regain. Endoscopic closure of large GGF is ineffective and surgical revision is technically challenging. (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

Harnessing Electronic Health Record Information for Research on Bariatric Surgery
Background: Bariatric surgery is the most effective approach for substantial and sustained weight loss to combat severe obesity, but individual response is highly variable. Few determinants have been identified, possibly due to homogeneous study populations. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Alicia C Beeghly-Fadiel, Robb Flynn, Robyn Tamboli, Shriya Karam, Malcolm-Robert Bringhurst Snyder, Xiao Ou Shu, Wayne J English, Loren Lipworth Source Type: research

Evaluation of the feasibility of electronic data capture of patient-report questionnaires in routine bariatric surgery patient management with a rural population
Objectives: This quality improvement project sought to evaluate the feasibility of electronic data capture of patient-report questionnaires using a tablet portable personal computer ( “tablet”) for integration in routine bariatric surgery patient management with a rural population. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ashleigh A Pona, Stephanie Cox, Nova Szoka, Lawrence Tabone, Salim Abunnaja, Cassie S Brode Source Type: research

Weight regain after bariatric surgery: Duodenal Switch (DS) vs One Anastomosis Gastric By Pass (OAGB) vs Roux En Y Gastric By Pass (RYGB)
Background: Re-do surgery is still a major concern in bariatric field. The best conversion treatment after weight regain is still controversial. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Alice Albanese, Mirto Foletto, Luca Prevedello Source Type: research

Conversion to Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy after failed Adjustable Gastric Banding for Morbid Obesity
Background: Following FDA approval of the Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in 2001, LABG gained popularity due to low morbidity compared to other bariatric procedures. However, failure rates for LAGB are as high as 40-50% and Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is commonly performed following failed LAGB. The aim of the study is to present the feasibility, safety, weight loss and adverse outcomes between 1- and 2-stage conversions and compare to primary LSG. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Charmaine V Gentles, Parth Patel, Sarah Markham, Larry E Gellman, Dominick Gadaleta Source Type: research

Vertical banded Gastroplasty Revision to Gastric Bypass Helps Patients Lose Weight and Resolve Their Dysphagia and Reflux Symptoms
Background: Patients with vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) can experience failure or complications in the long-term and present for revisional bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sara Monfared, Don J Selzer, Ambar Banerjee, Dimitrios Stefanidis Source Type: research

Gastric Emptying and Small Bowel Transit in Poor Responders to Sleeve Gastrectomy
The objective of this study was to characterize GE and small bowel transit in people with poor response to SG and compare these same measurements to the established findings. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Scott Monte, Joseph A Caruana, Michael Tabone, Lauren Burkard-Mandel, Mitchell Pawlak Source Type: research

Gastric Emptying and Small Bowel Transit in Poor Responders to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
The objective of this study is to characterize gastric emptying and small bowel transit in subjects with poor weight loss response to RYGB. Recruitment of successful weight loss responders to RYGB is underway for comparative purposes. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Scott Monte, Joseph A Caruana, Michael Tabone, Lauren Burkard-Mandel, Mitchell Pawlak Source Type: research

Is Marginal Ulcer really a problem after OAGB/MGB- Our experience from more than 3000 cases at a single center
Background: Marginal ulcers after OAGB/MGB has been suggested to be a major problem. Some recently published studies have reported the incidence of marginal ulcers after OAGB/MGB. We are a high-volume center of bariatric surgery and would wish to report our results in terms of marginal ulcers after OAGB/MGB. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Mohit Bhandari, Winnie Mathur Source Type: research

Bariatric surgery in the rural community hospital: a Retrospective Review from a Single Institution
Background: The purpose of this study was to examine complications among bariatric surgery patients undergoing laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (LVSG) at a single comprehensive bariatric center. The aim of the study was to assess safety in a community setting. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jon B Harrison, Wade Christopher, Terry Pinson Source Type: research

Eliminating Routine Intra-operative Foley Catheters May Reduce Post-Operative Urinary Tract Infections in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common post-operative complication in bariatric surgery patients . We hypothesized that elimination of routine intra-operative Foley catheters would reduce UTI prevalence in these patients. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Alexis Cralley, Rebecca Jackson, Fredric Pieracci Source Type: research

Investigating racial disparities in bariatric surgery referrals
Background: Studies investigating the presence of racial, socioeconomic or insurance disparities with regards to access to care and outcomes in bariatric surgery have been performed with varying results. Our aim was to determine if racial disparities exist in regards to referral patterns for bariatric surgery at a single center. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Crystal Johnson-Mann, Allison N Martin, Michael D Williams, Peter Hallowell, Bruce Schirmer Source Type: research

Vitamin D deficiency in the morbidly obese: Unraveling the correlation between perioperative BMI, rapid weight loss and Vitamin D levels in the bariatric population
The objective of our study is to show the impact of perioperative BMI and rapid weight loss in vitamin D levels in the bariatric population. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: David Romero Funes, David Gutierrez Blanco, Maria C Fonseca Mora, Rama Rao Ganga, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Samuel Szomstein, Raul J Rosenthal Source Type: research

When does the honeymoon end? Changes in psychological well-being based on time since bariatric surgery
In this study, we explore whether time since bariatric surgery attenuates psychological well-being in patients. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lyndsey Wallace, Melissa C Helm, Rana Higgins, Tammy L Kindel, Jon C Gould, Kathleen Lak Source Type: research

Standard referral practices from a specialty practice to a bariatric practice do not increase patient treatment for obesity
Background: 24 million Americans are morbidly obese and only 0.9% received surgical treatment in 2016. A referral program was initiated between a community bariatric practice and a total joint program. This specialty practice was chosen due to the growing evidence of higher morbidity after total joint arthroplasty in the morbidly obese patient. The aim of this study was to investigate referral practices and results. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: David C Voellinger, Craig Kolasch, Ellen A Carraro, Shannon McNeill, Christine Bolo, Bryan D Springer Source Type: research

Is There a Learning curve in Adopting the Robotic Platform to Revisional Bariatric Surgery?
Background: Robotic technology is gaining interest in bariatric surgery with advocated benefits in revisional surgery. Whether there is of the learning curve of adopting this technology, has not been examined. Our study evaluates the introduction of this technology and impact on surgeon experience and patients outcomes. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrew Godwin, Julio A Teixeira, Dimitar Ranev Source Type: research

Is there a difference in patients who are self referred for bariatric surgery VS those referred by relatives?
Background: Patients who present for bariatric surgery may be referred by a relative or self referred. We did a retrospective study to see if there are any differences in self referred and relative referred patients. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Winnie Mathur, Mathias A Fobi, Mohit Bhandari, Susmit Kosta Source Type: research

Opioid-free anesthesia (OFA) in super-obese Mexican patients undergoing bariatric surgery, with the protocol of Sint Jan Brugge
Background: No intraoperative systemic, neuraxial opioid is administered during the anesthetic. Avoiding respiratory depression, central muscle stiffness, muscle weakness, obstructed breathing, negative inotropism, nausea, vomiting. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lizzet Villalobos, Luis Aceves Source Type: research

Post-operative follow-up with conventional questionnaires and connected surveillance to allow early discharge after obesity surgery
This study aimed to prove the safety of an interactive follow-up program including web solution connected with nurse staff after obesity surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Maud MN Neuberg, Vincent Frering Source Type: research

Provider Perceptions On Emergency Department Utilization Following Bariatric Surgery
Background: Preventing non-urgent emergency department (ED) visits is an increasingly important target of quality improvement and cost containment efforts in bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgeons play a pivotal role in both educating patients on their post-operative care and helping triage to appropriate healthcare settings in the event of an urgent concern. In this context, we sought to better understand provider perceptions of bariatric patient ED utilization, and identify potential intervention opportunities. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Haley Stevens, Jonathan F Finks, Oliver A Varban, Aruthur M Carlin, Rachel Ross, Amanda Stricklen, Amir A Ghaferi Source Type: research

Weight Loss, Complications, Readmissions, and Complications in Patients Undergoing Sleeve-To-Bypass Conversion
The objective of this study was to investigate weight loss, comorbidity, complication, and readmission outcomes after conversion. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jaime Dutton, Luis Garcia, John M Morton Source Type: research

Bile Acids Increased after RYGB in Chinese Patients Could be Potential Contribution to Improved Glucose and Lipid Metabolism
Background: The multifactorial mechanisms promoting weight loss and improved metabolism following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery remain incompletely understood. Recent rodent studies suggest that bile acids can mediate energy homeostasis by activating the G-protein coupled receptor TGR5 and the type 2 thyroid hormone deiodinase. Altered gastrointestinal anatomy following RYGB could affect enterohepatic recirculation of bile acids. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Pin Zhang Source Type: research

Evaluating sarcopaenia in bariatric surgery through regional body muscle distribution
Background: The deterioration of lean body mass (LBM) and development of sarcopenia has been reported in patients following bariatric surgery. (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

Testing risk and protective pathways between weight bias and mental health symptoms in a bariatric sample: Internalized weight bias, shame, and self-compassion
Background: Experienced weight bias (EWB) causes poor psychosocial and behavioral health in bariatric surgery patients pre- and post-operatively, yet little research has examined related mechanisms or risk/protective pathways. The current study tests a mediational model positing risk paths between EWB, internalized weight bias (IWB), shame, and effects on mental health symptoms. Self-compassion (SC), an affect regulation strategy inversely linked to each risk factor, was tested as a mediating protective factor. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Tosca Braun, Diane Quinn, Andrea Stone, Jennifer Ferrand, Amy A Gorin, Jessica Sierra, Rebecca Puhl, Gina Sensale, Darren Tishler, Pavlos K Papasavas Source Type: research

Differences in Psychosocial Status and Predisposition to Obesity by BMI Class and Type of Treatment
This study extends these findings by independently comparing BMI classes and treatment-seeking populations. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jena S Tronieri, Thomas A Wadden, Rebecca Pearl, Kelly C Allison, Olivia Walsh, Noel N Williams Source Type: research

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy improves cardiac function for a heart failure patient requiring left ventricular assist device support
Background: Obesity is an epidemic closely associated with heart failure. The definitive treatment for end-stage heart failure is cardiac transplantation. However, morbid obesity is a contraindication for cardiac transplant listing. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have emerged as a bridge to transplant for heart failure patients, and bariatric surgery can be performed in patients with LVADs. The effect of weight loss on cardiac function for these patients is not well known. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Russell B Hawkins, Julie Stortz, Alexander Ayzengart, Jeffrey Friedman Source Type: research

Staple Usage Comparison Between Suction Calibration System and Rubber Bougie in LSG
Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) procedures are growing in popularity which makes it important for institutions to be as efficient as possible. Suction calibration system (SCS) devices have been shown to reduce cork-screwing during the stapling process in LSG procedures which would also mean a shorter staple line. This shorter staple line may translate to a decrease in staple usage. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Elizabeth A Dovec Source Type: research

Safety of an early discharge protocol for sleeve gastrectomy
Background: Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) is one of the most common bariatric procedures worldwide. Morbidity usually appears on the 3rdto 7thPOD. Nausea and vomiting are usually the main issue to early discharge. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Amador Garcia Ruiz de Gordejuela, Alejandro Bravo Salva, Luc ía Sobrino Roncero, Andrea Alvarez Torrado, Nuria Viñas, Jordi Pujol Gebelli Source Type: research

Bariatric Surgery Complication Rates in a Safety Net Hospital with a large Hispanic population
Background: Bariatric centers are not often found in safety net hospitals. However, as an urban safety net hospital Denver Health maintains a comprehensive bariatric center with a strong institutional focus on providing exceptional care to our 37% Hispanic population. Previous studies have identified Hispanic patients as 77% more likely to experience post-operative complications compared to non-Hispanic patients undergoing bariatric procedures. We hypothesized that post-operative complication rates in Hispanic patients would be no different as compared to non-Hispanic patients at both our institution and prior reports from...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Alexis Cralley, Rebecca Jackson, Fredric Pieracci Source Type: research

Toned Down: A Case Study Demonstrating the Effect of Successful Weight Loss Surgery on the Professional Voice
We present a case study of an opera singer who lost approximately 180 pounds after gastric bypass, and hypothesize that this weight loss will have an effect on her vocal function. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Timothy J Schaffner, Noah Parker, Don J Selzer Source Type: research

The Outcomes of Bariatric Patients with Gut Malrotation
Background: Anatomic anomalies, such as gut malrotation, although rare, may significantly complicate surgical procedures and post-operative course. The aim of this study is to determine outcomes of patients with gut malrotation who underwent bariatric surgery. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, Raul J Rosenthal, Stacy A Brethauer, Philip R Schauer Source Type: research

Healthcare Technology Use among Bariatric Surgery Patients
Background: Bariatric surgery patients have access to a large number of tools, apps, and information via healthcare technology. For online content, previous studies have found information available for bariatric surgery patients to be of poor quality. However, little is known about the utilization by patients and their perceptions about these technologies. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Colleen Tewksbury, Leah Cassella, Louise Hesson, Kristoffel R. Dumon, Noel N Williams Source Type: research

Remission of type 2 diabetes one year after bariatric surgery among Asian population
Background: Bariatric procedures are effective treatment for type 2 DM with either improvement of glycaemic control or remission of DM. The aim of this study is to look at remission of DM 1 year after Bariatric procedures (Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric bypass LRYGB and Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy LSG) among Asian population. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Bo Chuan BC Tan Source Type: research

Do Early Outcomes Improve the First Year After Completing a Bariatric Surgery Fellowship?
Background: Bariatric surgery training has long learning curves. It has been suggested that fellowship training can improve patient outcome. There is limited data comparing the outcomes before and after bariatric surgery training. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of bariatric surgery fellowship during a (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Dvir Froylich, Eden Gerszman, Edress Khatib, Christopher R Daigle, David Hazzan Source Type: research

Pre-operative serum microRNA profiles associated with weight loss following bariatric surgery
Background: Despite variable weight loss after Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), bariatric surgery remains the most effective, durable treatment for morbid obesity. MicroRNA (miRNA) are short non-coding RNA that regulate post-transcriptional gene expression. They are implicated in numerous metabolic processes, possibly including weight homeostasis. MicroRNA are readily detectable biomarkers that exist in a variety of cell-free matrices. This pilot study aims to investigate the utility of miRNA biomarkers to predict weight loss. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Laura Doyon, Travis Sullivan, Sanjna Das, Jingjing L Sherman, Thomas Schnelldorfer, David M Brams, Kimberly Rieger-Christ, Dmitry Nepomnayshy Source Type: research

Does the Number of Follow-Up Following Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery Affect Weight-Loss Outcomes?
Background: It is presumed that good postoperative programs correlate with weight loss outcomes. Therefore, surgeons design “optimal” programs to maximal weight loss. However, we wondered does compliance with postoperative programs result in better weight loss? (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, Austin Cottam, Walter Medlin, Christina Richards, Legrand Belnap, Samuel Cottam, Benjamin H Horsley Source Type: research

Physician follow up is unnecessary: PAs are all we need
Background: Currently there are mixed opinions on how much the surgeon should be involved with the follow up visits of patients following bariatric surgery. Some believe that surgeons should be present for the patients throughout the weight loss journey while others believe that this attention is not necessary and can be delegated to competent office staff. In our practice we began to delegate follow up to the PAs in 2016 and have now decided to compare weight loss outcomes to see if surgeon follow up helps patients lose more weight. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Samuel Cottam, Daniel R Cottam, Austin Cottam, Amit K Surve, Hinali M Zaveri, Christina Richards, Walter Medlin Source Type: research

Common Channel Lengthening is the best way to treat chronic diarrhea and hypoprotenemia following Single Anastamosis Duodenal-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy
Background: Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI-S) is a modification of the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) surgery. A concern with SADI-S is chronic diarrhea and hypoproteinemia. Common channel lengthening (CCL) is a surgical procedure to increase absorption in the small intestine to decrease diarrhea. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Benjamin H Horsley, Daniel R Cottam, Austin Cottam, Amit K Surve, Hinali M Zaveri, Walter Medlin, Samuel Cottam Source Type: research

Body composition changes 1 month following bariatric surgery: RYGB vs LSG
Background: While the effects of bariatric surgery on total body weight have been well-documented, the post-operative body composition changes in these patients is poorly understood. (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

Weight Regain and Insufficient Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery: a Survey to identify current practices and attitudes amongst ASMBS members
Background: Weight regain (WR) and insufficient weight loss (IWL) are observed in some post bariatric surgery patients. This has an impact on patients and affects the perception of bariatric surgery among referring providers. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Saniea F Majid, Anthony Gonzalez, Brandon T Grover, Michael C Morell, David Podkameni, Vanessa Cobarrubia, Christopher Still, Raul J Rosenthal, Stephen B Archer Source Type: research

Orotracheal intubation in the super- super obese patient with a flexible bronchoscope under general anesthesia and deep neuromuscular relaxation
Background: The approach of the airway in the patient is always a challenge for anesthesiologists especially when this, is done under general anesthesia and Relaxation Neuromuscular deep (RND), the approach firoscopy is often performed under local anesthesia or sedation, without relaxation, for the collapse of the VA that can be generated, hampering ventilation; however, recent studies show that the RNP facilitates ventilation-perfusion (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lizzet Villalobos, Luis Aceves Source Type: research

Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery: Current Evidence and Recommendations
Background: Approximately 30% of reproductive age women in the United States are obese. Maternal obesity is associated with an increased risk of many complications including gestational diabetes mellitus, hypertension, preterm delivery, and fetal macrosomia. As a result, weight reduction in the pre-pregnancy period has become imperative for both maternal and fetal health. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recognizes bariatric surgery as a promising pre-pregnancy obesity treatment. (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases)
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Leah S Kim, Jaine L McKenzie, Lisa R Hilton, Andrew J Duffy Source Type: research