Source: Br J Surg Morbidity and mortality before and after bariatric surgery for morbid obesity compared with the general population; Plecka Östlund M, Marsk R, Rasmussen F, Lagergren J, Näslund E; British Journal of Surgery (Feb 2011) Gastric bypass, but not restrictive surgery, in patients with morbid obesity seems to reduce the risk of diabetes … Continue reading Mortality after Bariatric Surgery
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!
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
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 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
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
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 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
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?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. email@example.comAbstractAlthough 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?