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Patients who diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and who have a BMI>35 will be quickly assessed for bariatric surgery, according to finalised guidelines from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). This newly updated NICE... (more)

18/11/14 - News

Bariatric embolization used as a means to combat obesity was recently performed by physicians at Dayton Interventional Radiology. Bariatric embolization is a minimally invasive technique whereby a small catheter is introduced into the groin or wrist and guided into the left... (more)
10/11/14 - News

Performing a banded bypass as a primary procedure has grown in popularity as surgeons loom for ways to prevent weight regain in patients. However, the banded bypass is also performed as a redo procedure in many centres. Bariatric News talks to Dr Jody Valk, Department of... (more)
04/11/14 - News

Researchers from the University Health Network in Toronto are trying to determine why many patients who are referred for bariatric surgery do not ultimately have the procedure performed, despite being in a publicly funded health care programme. Findings from their single-site... (more)
01/11/14 - News

Covidien has launched its ReliaTac articulating reloadable fixation device, the first and only of its kind for laparoscopic hernia repair. The device offers 65-degree articulation, providing surgeons with greater access to weak spots within the abdominal wall, enabling them to... (more)
31/10/14 - News

The Second National Bariatric Surgery Report published by the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) has shown that bariatric surgery in the UK is safe with an observed in-hospital mortality rate after primary surgery of 0.07% and an overall surgical... (more)
30/10/14 - News

In a study comparing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and adjustable gastric banding (AGB), bypass resulted in much greater weight loss than but had a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term subsequent hospitalisations, according to a report published... (more)

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30/10/14 - Research
Adipokines
Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA), Emory University and Abeome Corpotation are working on a new method to isolate the fat cells in obese people that produce adipokines and analyse the genetic changes that may contribute to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other obesity-... (more)
28/10/14 - Industry
Product launch
Plinth 2000 has launched its Model 50G Bariatric Gynaecology Chair, with the first batch already shipped to a new hospital in Australia and early enquiries coming from the UK and Ireland. The company is dedicating considerable in-house design and engineering resources to upgrading its clinical-... (more)
28/10/14 - Research
T2DM-related complications
By raising testosterone levels in diabetic men with androgen deficiency it is possible to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes-related complications, according to researchers from the National Institute of Endocrinology and Tbilisi State University, Georgia. The study, ‘Influence of testosterone... (more)
28/10/14 - Research
Vaspin and outcomes
Vaspin is associated with post-operative metabolic improvements and with further investigation could potentially be utilised to treat obesity, according to an international team of researchers led by investigators from the Université Laval, Québec, Canada. In the study, ‘Increased vaspin levels are... (more)
28/10/14 - Industry
Product launch
Ethicon has launched its Echelon Flex GST System, a new powered stapler and reload system uniquely designed to provide a better grip on tissue for the least tissue slippage during firing.  According to the company, tissue movement or slippage during firing can result in poorly formed and spaced... (more)
24/10/14 - Research
Weight loss regulation
A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, according to researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center. The paper, ‘FGF21 acts centrally to induce sympathetic nerve activity... (more)