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A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several CCGs have adopted policies which attempt to ration bariatric surgery to the super-obese, and ignore official advice on who should be eligible for... (more)

24/03/17 - News

Researchers at Saint Louis University will tackle the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity by tapping into the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism. The scientists will optimise two promising drug compounds, moving a step closer toward capturing... (more)
24/03/17 - News

Ethicon has completed its acquisition of Torax Medical, a privately held medical device company that manufactures and markets the Linx Reflux Management System for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Ethicion said this acquisition is aligned with... (more)
21/03/17 - News

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have reported that fat cells support the liver to maintain tight regulation of glucose and uridine, a metabolite the body uses in a range of fundamental processes such as building RNA molecules, properly making proteins, and... (more)

MiniMizer Ring

22/03/17

Later this year, researchers in Australia will publish the first data from a study that is comparing sleeve gastrectomy vs sleeve gastrectomy...

20/03/17 - News

Umeå researchers have created datasets that map the three-dimensional distribution and volume of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The wealth of visual and quantitative information may serve as powerful reference resource for diabetes researchers. The Umeå University... (more)
17/03/17 - News

Internal hernia (IH) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is a frequent occurrence if mesenteric defects are left unclosed, therefore primary closure with a hernia-stapling significantly reduces the risk of internal hernia, according to a study by researchers... (more)
16/03/17 - News

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study researchers reported that... (more)

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16/03/17 - Research
Intensive medical treatment
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study researchers reported that short course of intensive... (more)
15/03/17 - Research
Bariatric and orthopaedic surgery
Bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health, but it does not reduce the risk of needing a revision surgery., according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic... (more)
13/03/17 - Research
ARMMS-T2D study
A new study known as ARMMS-T2D (Alliance of Randomized Trials of Medicine versus Metabolic Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes) will examine which patients with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from bariatric surgery. The study has been awarded a grant from the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and... (more)
13/03/17 - Research
NASH
Researchers in Sweden are planning the clinical trial of a treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver cells' own ability to burn accumulated fats. In a study involving 86 people with varying degrees of fatty liver disease, researchers from KTH Royal... (more)
10/03/17 - Research
Powered vs manual staplers
Powered surgical staplers result in significant clinical and economic benefits, compared to the most manual staplers, according to a study by researchers from Johnson & Johnson. The study showed that use of powered staplers was associated with significant clinical and economic benefits... (more)
10/03/17 - Research
Pre-op opioid use
Patients who received prescriptions for opioid painkillers in the months before elective abdominal operations had longer hospital stays and a higher chance of needing follow-up care in a hospital or rehabilitation facility, compared with patients who were not taking such medications before they had... (more)