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The short-term outcomes from the Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) study, have reported favourable short-term complication profile and supports the early postoperative safety of bariatric surgery in select adolescents.... (more)

04/03/15 - News

In September this year, London will host two seminal events that will be witness to an unprecedented gathering to review the latest research in metabolic surgery and to develop new guidelines for the development of a modern, multi-modality approach to the care of type 2... (more)
04/03/15 - News

Fractyl Laboratories has received approval to begin enrolment in a multi-centre clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and performance of the Revita Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing (DMR) procedure, the first procedural therapy designed to directly treat the underlying... (more)
03/03/15 - News

Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have successfully implanted pulse generators (IPG) in five patients to restore their lower esophageal sphincter (LES) function, providing a novel treatment option to patients suffering from... (more)

Port site fixation

25/02/15

Using a mesh to aid fixation of a gastric band port can ‘significantly’ reduce the incidence of port site flippage and thereby minimise the need...

02/03/15 - News

Researchers have identified the factors that are important determinants of high risk for readmission following bariatric surgery. They found that ASA class, complexity of operation, prolonged operative time, and major postoperative complications are important determinants of... (more)
02/03/15 - News

Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight control and testing new therapies for obesity. The study, '... (more)
02/03/15 - News

A recent study, Roux-En Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Induces Genome-Wide Promoter-Specific Changes in DNA Methylation in Whole Blood of Obese Patients publish in PlosOne has concluded that the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery influences genome-wide promoter-specific DNA... (more)

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26/02/15 - Research
Post-op pregnancies
Bariatric surgery has both a positive and negative influence on the risk of complications during subsequent pregnancy and delivery, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet. The results, which are published in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicate that maternal health services should... (more)
25/02/15 - Research
Port site fixation
Using a mesh to aid fixation of a gastric band port can ‘significantly’ reduce the incidence of port site flippage and thereby minimise the need for port repositioning procedures, according to researchers from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK. The study, which... (more)
25/02/15 - Research
Gestational diabetes
Women with a history of gestational diabetes (GD) face a heightened risk of developing yype 2 diabetes for years after giving birth, but intensive lifestyle intervention or a medication regimen can have a protective effect in this population, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society'... (more)
25/02/15 - Research
Peptide breakthrough
Researchers have identified a peptide and hormone that when administered to a specific area of the brain may reduce the desire for food. The study, which appears in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, may one day lead to medications that treat obesity and binge eating disorders. Using an... (more)
24/02/15 - Research
Single anastomosis gastric bypass
A team of French researchers have reported that the single anastomosis or mini-gastric bypass is safe and effective in the long-term with outcomes comparable to those of RYGB. Reporting their findings in three separate papers, they added that the procedure is technically simple and is an option... (more)
24/02/15 - Research
Processed foods addictive?
A University of Michigan (U-M) study has concluded that highly processed foods such as chocolate, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive. This is thought to be one of the first studies to examine specifically which foods may be implicated in ‘food addiction’, which has become of... (more)