Happy 8 Years after Mini-Gastric Bypass!

Happy 8 Years after Mini-Gastric Bypass!!!Amplify’d from http://www.facebook.comTammy's Profile · DrR's Profile · Tammy's WallTammy Walters BlackwoodDrR Rutledge ‎8 years post-op!! Feb 3? 2003, Statesville, NC. Have kept ALL my weight off. You are God sent, Dr R.!!15 hours ago · LikeUnlike · · See FriendshipWrite a comment...Press Enter to post your comment.Press Shift+Enter to … Continue reading Happy 8 Years after Mini-Gastric Bypass!

Gastric Banding Has Poor Long-Term Outco

Forty-five percent had their bands removed, and 17% were switched to laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comFrom Medscape Medical News Gastric Banding Has Poor Long-Term OutcomesRobert Lowes Authors and DisclosuresMarch 21, 2011 — Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), an obesity treatment gaining wider acceptance, appears to produce "relatively poor long-term outcomes," according to a … Continue reading Gastric Banding Has Poor Long-Term Outco

Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor Over Time

Nearly half of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually needed to have the devices removed because of erosion or some other malfunction, researchers said.Amplify’d from http://www.medpagetoday.comLap-Band Outcomes Called Poor Over Time By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage TodayPublished: March 21, 2011Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine andDorothy Caputo, … Continue reading Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor Over Time

40% of Band Patients Have Complications

40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study findsAmplify’d from consumer.healthday.com40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study finds By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- While the … Continue reading 40% of Band Patients Have Complications

Study: Poor Results From Lap-Band Surger

March 21, 2011 -- Long-term results for Lap-Band weight loss surgery are relatively poor, according to a new study from Belgium.Amplify’d from http://www.webmd.comStudy: Poor Results From Lap-Band Surgery Researchers Say Weight Loss From Lap-Band Is Relatively Low; Critics Say Study Has Flaws By Kathleen DohenyWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 21, … Continue reading Study: Poor Results From Lap-Band Surger

Lapband: Erosion 30%/Removed 50%

Nearly 1 out of 3 patients experienced band erosion, and nearly 50% of the patients required removal of their bands (contributing to a reoperation rate of 60%), LAGB appears to result in relatively poor long-term outcomes.Amplify’d from archsurg.ama-assn.orgOnline First: March 21, 2011   Online Only  • Online First Table of Contents Original Article  •Online Features  This … Continue reading Lapband: Erosion 30%/Removed 50%

Melatonin/Clonidine reduce postop pain

Melatonin/Clonidine reduce postop pain We use Melatonin/Clonidine to aide in reducing postop pain DrRAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Pain. 2009 Jan;10(1):100-8. Epub 2008 Nov 17.Preoperative anxiolytic effect of melatonin and clonidine on postoperative pain and morphine consumption in patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.Caumo W, Levandovski R, Hidalgo MP.Anesthesia Service and Perioperative Medicine, Hospital … Continue reading Melatonin/Clonidine reduce postop pain

Beware of C. Diff

During the past decade, rates of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) increased worldwide. Morbidity and mortality rates increased associated with the emergence of hypervirulent strainsAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comDuring the past decade, rates of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) increased worldwide. Morbidity and mortality rates increased associated with the emergence of hypervirulent strains Read more at http://www.medscape.com See this Amp … Continue reading Beware of C. Diff

Yikes, Seriously? New Fecal Replacement?

Yikes, Seriously? New Fecal Replacement?Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govMucosal Immunol. 2011 Jan;4(1):4-7. Epub 2010 Dec 8.Therapeutic transplantation of the distal gut microbiota.Khoruts A, Sadowsky MJ.Department of Medicine, Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. khoru001@umn.eduAbstractAlthough it is generally accepted that the distal gut microbiota are relatively stable in healthy adult individuals, a collapse of the … Continue reading Yikes, Seriously? New Fecal Replacement?