Depression and Bariatric Surgery

Prevalence of depressive disorders decreased significantly after bariatric surgeryAmplify’d from reference.medscape.comAnxiety and depression in bariatric surgery patients: a prospective, follow-up study using structured clinical interviews.J Affect Disord.  2011; 133(1-2):61-8 (ISSN: 1573-2517)de Zwaan M; Enderle J; Wagner S; Mühlhans B; Ditzen B; Gefeller O; Mitchell JE; Müller ADepartment of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. martina.dezwaan@uk-erlangen.deBACKGROUND: Candidates for bariatric surgery frequently have … Continue reading Depression and Bariatric Surgery

Low-Sugar Diet Can Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms

A diet that is low in certain natural sugars can reduce symptoms in patients with certain gut disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP stands for fermentable, oligosaccharides (including the fructo-oligosaccharides found in wheat, rye, onion, garlic, leeks, and artichokes, and the galacto-oligosaccharides found in beans, chick peas, and lentils), disaccharides (milk products except hard … Continue reading Low-Sugar Diet Can Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms

There is Good Poop and Bad Poop

Watch the bacteria in your gut. Eat a healthy diet full of lactobacteria (yogurt) You do not want a Stool transplant!Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course Stool Transplants Stop 90% of C difficile RecurrencesSandra YinNovember 1, 2011 (National Harbor, Maryland/Washington, DC) — Multiple courses of standard … Continue reading There is Good Poop and Bad Poop

Perforated Ulcer After Gastric Bypass; Dangerous & Deadly

Perforated Ulcer After Gastric Bypass; Dangerous & Deadly Beware of signs sand symptoms of ulcer Avoid ulcer causing foods and medicines Eat plain yogurt and treat indigestion, gastritis and ulcers with caution and respect!Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSurg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]Incidence of perforated gastrojejunal anastomotic ulcers after laparoscopic gastric bypass … Continue reading Perforated Ulcer After Gastric Bypass; Dangerous & Deadly

Beware Bowel Obstruction After RNY

Beware Bowel Obstruction After RNYAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSmall Bowel Obstruction After Antecolic Antegastric Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Without Division of Small Bowel Mesentery: A Single-Centre, 7-Year Review.Reported incidence of small bowel obstruction (SBO) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass varies between 1.5% and 3.5%. It has been suggested that the antecolic antegastric laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (AA-LRYGB) … Continue reading Beware Bowel Obstruction After RNY

Ulcers in about one-third low-dose aspirin patients

Gastroduodenal ulcers/erosions were observed in about one-third of asymptomatic patients taking low-dose aspirinAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govQJM. 2011 Feb;104(2):133-9. Epub 2010 Sep 24.Prevalence and independent factors for gastroduodenal ulcers/erosions in asymptomatic patients taking low-dose aspirin and gastroprotective agents: the OITA-GF study.Tamura A, Murakami K, Kadota J; OITA-GF Study Investigators.Collaborators (24)Goto Y, Kawano Y, Naono S, Sato T, … Continue reading Ulcers in about one-third low-dose aspirin patients

Poor Surgery (RNY or Band) Not Helped Much by Exercise

Poor Surgery (RNY) Not Helped Much by Exercise The current study demonstrates that a 12-week exercise program after RNY or a Band type bariatric surgery failed to improve most research outcomes, but physical fitness was superior in the exercise group vs the control group. You want good weight loss = You need a good weight … Continue reading Poor Surgery (RNY or Band) Not Helped Much by Exercise

MGB Almost Twice as Powerful as Lapband

MGB Twice as Powerful as Lapband: Five hundred and twenty severely obese patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥35 were recruited. Among them, 149 and 371 subjects received laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic * mini-gastric bypass* (LMGB), respectively. Obese patients had LESS decrease in BMI after LAGB (-7.5 vs. -6) compared to patients … Continue reading MGB Almost Twice as Powerful as Lapband