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There is widespread variation in post-operative outcomes among bariatric centres of excellence in the US, according to a study published by researchers from the University of Michigan. The researchers conclude that both centres and payers looking to... (more)

27/04/17 - News

TransEnterix has expanded the clinical adoption of the Senhance Robotic Surgical System to include a full range of hernia repair surgeries. Hernia repairs represent one of the largest procedural opportunities for the Senhance. Millennium Research Group has estimated that during... (more)
27/04/17 - News

Ethicon has received approval from the FDA for its Echelon Circular Powered Stapler, designed to reduce anastomotic complications in colorectal, gastric and thoracic cancer surgeries. The circular anastomosis is one of the most critical steps in cancer surgery and has a high... (more)
26/04/17 - News

neoSurgical has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with a global partner for the commercialisation of neoClose laparoscopic port closure device within Europe.  The partner is a world leader in laparoscopic surgery with an extensive product portfolio available worldwide... (more)

Postprandial hyperinsulinemia hypoglycaemia

27/04/17

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has issued a Position statement on postprandial hyperinsulinemia hypoglycaemia after...

25/04/17 - News

The SAGES’ CSR Guideline statement on two endoscopic treatments for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also reviewed the transoral Stretta catheter system (Mederi Therapeutics) delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy around the lower aesophageal sphincter (LES... (more)
25/04/17 - News

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) has issued a Clinical Spotlight Review (CSR) Guideline statement on two endoscopic treatments for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Esophyx device and Stretta. In 2013, the SAGES... (more)
25/04/17 - News

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine have found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure. Preliminary work presented by Cleveland... (more)

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25/04/17 - Research
Obesity
Researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine have found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure. Preliminary work presented by Cleveland Clinic at the 2017... (more)
24/04/17 - Research
T2DM and children
After reviewing data on 10- to 19-year-olds in primarily five states (California, Colorado, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington), researchers have determined that 12.5 out of every 100,000 of them had a bona fide case of Type 2 diabetes in 2011 and 2012. That compares with nine cases per 100,000... (more)
21/04/17 - Research
Post-biotics and T2DM
Researchers at McMaster University have begun to identify how post-biotics, or the by-products of bacteria, lower blood glucose and allow insulin to work better. "We know that gut bacteria, often called the microbiome, send inflammation signals that change how well insulin works to lower blood... (more)
20/04/17 - Research
Pregnancy and abdominal surgery
Bariatric surgery is associated with an increased risk of abdominal surgery during subsequent pregnancy, according to a study published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers from Central Hospital in Helsingborg and Lund University, Lund, Sweden, To compare the rates of abdominal surgery... (more)
19/04/17 - Research
Artificial sweeteners
According to data from epidemiological studies have confirmed that the sweeteners used in diet soda drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers from France have shown that people who ‘always or almost always’ add sweeteners to their drinks, in sachet or tablet form, had an 83% higher... (more)
18/04/17 - Research
Electroacupuncture
For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, a study reported in The FASEB Journal, suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help. In the study, an international team of researchers used electroacupuncture to assist with muscle contraction, which led to... (more)