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Metabolic surgery


08-09-2017 | Metabolic surgery | News

Gastric bypass protects against all-cause death only in patients with diabetes

The all-cause mortality benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery are predominantly driven by patients who have diabetes at the time of surgery, according to the results of an observational study.

07-28-2017 | Metabolic surgery | News

Earlier intervention may boost bariatric surgery effectiveness

A study suggests that obese patients may improve their chances of becoming non-obese and reversing comorbidities such as diabetes if they undergo bariatric surgery before their body mass index reaches 40 kg/m2.

05-19-2017 | Obesity | News

In other news: European Congress on Obesity

The 24th European Congress on Obesity is taking place this week in Porto, Portugal, with key presentations including the findings from the World Health Organization’s Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey.

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Related topics




07-26-2017 | Metabolic surgery | Editorial | Article

Why don’t we offer bariatric surgery to more people with diabetes in the UK?

Editorial Board member John Wilding discusses the place of bariatric surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and whether we should be offering more people surgery as a treatment option in the UK.

In depth

06-07-2017 | Metabolic surgery | Hot topic review | Article

Metabolic surgery: A powerful solution or a last resort?

medwireNews rounds up the evidence supporting bariatric surgery as an important treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes, and asks John Wilding about its place within modern diabetes care.

Journal articles and book chapters

04-18-2017 | Devices and technology | Review | Article

Filling the Void: A Review of Intragastric Balloons for Obesity

Liang et al. provide an overview on the use of intragastric balloons for obesity, including the various types available, indications and contraindications for use, surgical technique, and outcomes.

Laing P et al. Dig Dis Sci 2017; 62: 1399–1408. doi:10.1007/s10620-017-4566-2

01-01-2017 | Obesity | Book chapter | Article

Diabetes surgery: Current indications and techniques

This chapter provides an overview of the efficacy and safety of bariatric surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients who are obese.

Gentileschi P, D’Ugo S, & Rubino F. In: Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Updates in Surgery. Edited by Angrisani L. Springer, Milano, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-88-470-3944-5_18

03-01-2016 | Prevention | Book chapter | Article

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Reviewing the results of important studies on the prevention of type 2 diabetes (DM2) and its long term complications in people with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).

Horton ES. In: Principles of Diabetes Mellitus. Edited by Poretsky L. Springer International Publishing, 2015. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20797-1_50-1

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