The Lap Band: “Not Very Good if You’re Very Heavy”

"If you don't need it it will work great." and Only "50 to 100% complication rates by 10 years"... and Finally the Lap Band is a "disservice"Amplify’d from http://www.downeyobesityreport.comFDA Weighs Lowering the Bar for Bariatric Surgery November 23rd, 2010 by MorganDowney Leave a reply » On December 3, 2010, an Food and Drug Administration Advisory … Continue reading The Lap Band: “Not Very Good if You’re Very Heavy”

Poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding "After LGB, a majority of the patients failed to achieve a 50% EWL, and 16.7% required reoperation. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding may not be the optimal bariatric procedure for patients older than 50 years, patients with a BMI higher than 50 kg/m(2), or African Americans." Right: The Lap … Continue reading Poor outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

News from Around the World: Lap Band Failures (Chile)

Late complications are significant, and inadequate weight loss can be as high as 46.3% after 5 years. (Ten year data is even worse!!!)Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSurg Endosc. 2011 Jan;25(1):292-7. Epub 2010 Jul 22.Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB): surgical results and 5-year follow-up.Boza C, Gamboa C, Perez G, Crovari F, Escalona A, Pimentel F, Raddatz A, Guzman … Continue reading News from Around the World: Lap Band Failures (Chile)

Surgery to Treat Diabetes

Survey Results: 93% of MGB diabetics no longer taking diabetic medications at 3 yearsAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govMt Sinai J Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;77(5):418-30.Surgical therapy for diabesity.Arroyo K, Kini SU, Harvey JE, Herron DM.Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.AbstractType 2 diabetes mellitus affects more than 170 million people worldwide. Because this disease is strongly linked … Continue reading Surgery to Treat Diabetes

Failed Revision of RNY

Weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is increasingly reported in the bariatric literature.!!! For RYGB patients who regained weight, laparoscopic gastrojejunal sleeve reduction does not seem to offer a major therapeutic benefit. Additional malabsorptive Roux lengthening also does not provide a significant benefit.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print]Laparoscopic "Gastrojejunal … Continue reading Failed Revision of RNY

Helicobacter pylori plays the most important role in gastric cancer

Helicobacter pylori plays the most important role in gastric cancer Preventive effect of H. pylori eradication in randomized study The Japanese Society guideline recommending that H. pylori infection should be treated by eradication therapy to suppress the incidence of gastric cancer.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJpn J Clin Oncol. 2010 Sep;40(9):828-37.Recent knowledge of the relationship between Helicobacter pylori … Continue reading Helicobacter pylori plays the most important role in gastric cancer

Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding

Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding : The high complication, re-operation, and long-term failure rates lead to the conclusion that LAGB should be performed in selected cases onlyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Sep;20(9):1206-14.Graft survival and complications after laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity--lessons learned from a 12-year experience.Naef M, Mouton WG, Naef U, Kummer O, Muggli … Continue reading Complications after laparoscopic gastric banding

Lap Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients

One hundred ten reoperations were necessary in 67 patients (52.3%): slippage or pouch dilatation in 25.8%, band migration in 3.9%, band intolerance in 6.2%, and 62 revisions due to port complications.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]Small-diameter Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding.Matlach J, … Continue reading Lap Bands Lead to High Complication Rates in Patients

LAGB appears to have a high incidence of complications requiring revisional surgery and/or band removal.

LAGB appears to have a high incidence of complications requiring revisional surgery and/or band removal.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSurg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug;6(4):391-8. Epub 2010 Jan 25.Reasons and outcomes of laparoscopic revisional surgery after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity.Patel S, Eckstein J, Acholonu E, Abu-Jaish W, Szomstein S, Rosenthal RJ.Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, … Continue reading LAGB appears to have a high incidence of complications requiring revisional surgery and/or band removal.

Milk resulted in the attenuation of decreases in isokinetic muscle performance

Milk and milk-based protein-CHO supplementation resulted in the attenuation of decreases in isokinetic muscle performanceAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAppl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2008 Aug;33(4):775-83.Acute milk-based protein-CHO supplementation attenuates exercise-induced muscle damage.Cockburn E, Hayes PR, French DN, Stevenson E, St Clair Gibson A.Division of Sports Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. e.cockburn@unn.ac.ukAbstractExercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) leads to the degradation … Continue reading Milk resulted in the attenuation of decreases in isokinetic muscle performance