Proton Pump Inhibitors (Like Prilosec) Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

The risk in patients receiving proton pump inhibitors (Nexium ish) was 1.5. There was no increase in risk related to use of H2 receptor blockers (like Tagmet, Zantac etc.)Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comFrom British Medical Journal Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Aspirin Treated Patients With First Time Myocardial InfarctionNationwide Propensity Score … Continue reading Proton Pump Inhibitors (Like Prilosec) Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor

Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor 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. (March 21,2011)Amplify’d from http://www.asbp.org Nearly half of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually needed to have the devices removed because of erosion or … Continue reading Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor

Gastric Bypass Appropriate for Lower Weight Diabetics

Gastric Bypass Appropriate for Lower Weight DiabeticsAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comMedscape Medical News from the: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 28th Annual Meeting This coverage is not sanctioned by, nor a part of, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. From Medscape Medical News Gastric Bypass Has Advantages in Less Obese PatientsMegan Brooks … Continue reading Gastric Bypass Appropriate for Lower Weight Diabetics

Gastric bands show “poor results”

People have “exaggerated expectations” of the potential for gastric band surgery to help them lose weight in the long term, according to the author of a new study published last week.Amplify’d from http://www.flanderstoday.euGastric bands show “poor results” People have “exaggerated expectations” of the potential for gastric band surgery to help them lose weight in the … Continue reading Gastric bands show “poor results”

Failed Lap Band

Nearly half of patients who have laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually need to have the devices removed because of erosion or some other malfunction, researchers say. Among 82 patients followed for at least 12 years after lap-band surgery at a single institution, 49 had at least one reoperation for complications or device failure, according … Continue reading Failed Lap Band

Low Revision Rates for the MGB, 9 Years Later!

Stunning new results of the MGB: "Of the 1,322 patients, 23 (1.7%) had undergone revision surgery during a follow-up of 9 years."Amplify’d from http://www.sciencedirect.com Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Article in Press, Corrected Proof - Note to users Original article Revisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypass Wei-Jei Lee M.D., Ph.D.a, , , Yi-Chih Lee … Continue reading Low Revision Rates for the MGB, 9 Years Later!

Sleeve Gastrectomy: *** 4% (Leaks!) *** in 353 Patients

Yikes! Sleeve Gastrectomy: *** 4% (Leaks!) *** in 353 Patients Staple line leak, bleeding, and abscess were observed in *** 4% (Leaks!) ***, 2.9% (bleeding), and 2.5% (abscess) of group A and 2.6% (Leaks!), 1.9% (bleeding), and 1.9% (abscess) of group B aAmplify’d from http://www.springerlink.com Clinical Report Routine Abdominal Drains after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A … Continue reading Sleeve Gastrectomy: *** 4% (Leaks!) *** in 353 Patients