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The Second IFSO Global Registry Report (2016) has been released at the XXI World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Published by Dendrite Clinical Systems,... (more)

28/09/16 - News

Although bariatric surgery has helped many obese patients to lose weight, a small proportion of patients does experience weight regain. There are numerous causes for this post-operative occurrence such as poor patient compliance. However, one cause that is becoming increasingly... (more)
28/09/16 - News

In many countries in the world, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has overtaken gastric bypass has the popular procedure. Despite its popularity, the procedure can still result in complications due to technical failures such as misidentification of vital surgical landmarks, use... (more)
27/09/16 - News

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is estimated to affect 20% of the population in the USA1, this equates to approximately 65 million people from a population of 320 million people. Most patients manage reflux disease through medications (eg proton pump inhibitor) or in... (more)

Exclusive interview

27/09/16
Bariatric News was delighted to speak with Professor Natan Zundel, President of IFSO and one of the pioneers of laparoscopic bariatric surgery in...
23/09/16 - News

Carriers of the FTO gene are known to be on average 3kgs (6.6lbs) heavier and 70% more likely to be obese. However, researchers at Newcastle University, publishing in The BMJ, report that in a review of eight studies involving over 9,000 people, carrying this gene did not... (more)
23/09/16 - News

Changing the provision bariatric surgery services in Ontario, Canada, has led to a decrease in post-operative hospital services by Ontario residents undergoing bariatric surgery.
23/09/16 - News

Zafgen has initiated dosing in the multiple ascending dose (MAD) cohorts of its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of ZGN-1061. The initiation of the MAD portion was triggered following a review of the initial safety and tolerability data from the first two cohorts of the single... (more)

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23/09/16 - Research
Zafgen study
Zafgen has initiated dosing in the multiple ascending dose (MAD) cohorts of its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of ZGN-1061. The initiation of the MAD portion was triggered following a review of the initial safety and tolerability data from the first two cohorts of the single ascending dose (SAD)... (more)
22/09/16 - Research
Obesity factors
New research presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 September), shows that environmental and lifestyle factors have greatest effects on obesity in those who also carry the most obesity genes. People at high risk of gaining... (more)
22/09/16 - Community
Bariatric app launched
After two years of collaboration, the Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Taskforce of the ASMBS has launched the Essentials app. It includes everything any and every health provider needs to know when caring for patients from the beginning stages of considering weight loss surgery to... (more)
22/09/16 - Industry
Product approval
Kerecis has received clearance from the FDA to market its proprietary Kerecis technology as a surgical buttress in the United States. The Kerecis Omega3 SecureMesh can be used in lung, bariatric, gastric, colorectal and other surgeries. Kerecis Omega3 is intact fish skin rich in naturally occurring... (more)
21/09/16 - Research
XOMA 358
XOMA Corporation has announced that preliminary data from its ongoing XOMA 358 Phase 2 studies in patients with severe hypoglycaemia due to congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) and post-bariatric surgery (PBS), has showed a reduction in the duration and number of hypoglycaemic episodes with increasing... (more)
21/09/16 - Research
MBSAQIP report
Researchers analysing information included in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database, found that although laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a safe procedure with a low morbidity rate, in order to achieve even better outcomes common... (more)