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Patients who underwent single anastomosis duodenoileal (SADI) bypass surgery after failed laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy reported significantly more weight loss, compared to patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), while... (more)

13/08/18 - News

Australian researchers have commenced a pilot study that will assess whether post-operative high flow nasal oxygen therapy (HFNO2) improves respiratory function and reduces the incidence of post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) in comparison to conventional oxygen... (more)
13/08/18 - News

GI Dynamics has announced it has received approval of an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the FDA to begin enrolment in a pivotal trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of EndoBarrier in the United States pending Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. The... (more)
10/08/18 - News

Obesity may increase the chance of developing peripheral artery disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Previous studies have found that smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol increase a person's risk of... (more)

Fracture risk after gastric bypass

14/08/18

The risk of bone fractures increases after a gastric bypass operation, according to researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of...

10/08/18 - News

Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes. The scientists studied the biological function of an epigenetic modifier known as histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11) and determined that... (more)
08/08/18 - News

Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioural changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention, but in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity, according... (more)
07/08/18 - News

ReShape Lifesciences has commenced site initiation training for the first clinical trial site that will participate in the multi-centre trial of the ReShape Vest to support CE Mark approval. The trial, which will include study centres in Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands... (more)

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07/08/18 - Research
ReShape Vest trial
ReShape Lifesciences has commenced site initiation training for the first clinical trial site that will participate in the multi-centre trial of the ReShape Vest to support CE Mark approval. The trial, which will include study centres in Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and the Czech... (more)
07/08/18 - Research
Surgery and microvascular complications of T2DM
Compared with usual care, bariatric surgery was associated with half the incidence of microvascular disease at 5 years for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to researchers from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute. The findings add to a growing body of... (more)
03/08/18 - Research
Diet, genetics and obesity
A correlation between obesity and genetics has been found to be modified by diet, according to researchers at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), who found that a specific gene - APOA2 - can result in a higher BMI. The APOA2 gene encodes a protein that is part of high-density lipoprotein (HDL... (more)
02/08/18 - Research
Gut bacteria
A preliminary study examining gut bacteria has found that for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight, despite adherence to strict diet and exercise regimens. The Mayo Clinic research team collected and analysed gut bacteria samples... (more)
02/08/18 - Research
Post-op sleeve strictures
Endoscopic treatment for post-operative strictures with pneumatic balloon dilation is effective and safe as the first line of management following sleeve gastrectomy, according to researchers from the Bariatric Medicine Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. The study, ‘Is pneumatic balloon dilation safe... (more)
02/08/18 - Research
Fat-grafting technique
Researchers from Columbia University have developed a simple, innovative method to directly convert white fat to brown fat outside the body and then re-implant it in a patient. The technique uses fat-grafting procedures commonly performed by plastic surgeons, in which fat is harvested from under... (more)