Propensity-Score-Matching Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Gastric Bypass with 3 Years of Follow-Up
Lisa Hartmann, Stroh C, Benedix F, Wolff S and Hukauf M
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 23, 2020
From 1 January 2005, cases of bariatric surgery were examined with the help of the Quality Assurance Study for operative medicine. All data were registered and analyzed prospectively in cooperation with the Institute of Quality Assurance in Surgery at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. The focus of the comparative study is on perioperative morbidity and complications....
Results of Revisional Bariatric Surgery: A Single Center Experience
Hakan Seyit, MD and Halil Alis
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 01, 2020
With the increase in demand for bariatric surgery, increasing numbers of patients require revisional surgery due to unwanted outcomes of primary bariatric procedures. There is no ideal bariatric procedure for every patient and all bariatric surgeries have failure rates. We aimed to assess the indications for revisional bariatric surgery and short-term surgical outcomes in this study. Forty-four patients were included. Mean age was 42 years. The primary surgery of cases was distributed with 32 la...
Is Revisional Bariatric Surgery Effective as Primary Surgery?
Hakan Seyit, MD and Halil Alis, Professor
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 29, 2020
The study included randomly selected 350 PS patients for control group and 35 RS patients for study group. Prospectively-collected patient data were retrospectively reviewed. To measure the efficacy of the procedure, we calculated the excess weight loss percentage (EWL%). Effective weight loss was accepted as more than 50%. The changes in the status of the comorbid diseases, complications (leakage, bleeding and stenosis), weight loss, % excessive weight loss (EWL) and mortality were recorded. To...
Upper Gastric Obstruction Related to a Fibrous Scare after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
Tresor Monsere Modia, MD, Marie Dior, MD, Msc, Daniela Calabrese, MD, Henri Duboc, MD, PHD and Benoit Coffin, MD, PHD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 06, 2020
A 31-year-old woman who carried a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity presented chronic postprandial vomiting and lack of efficacy with weight recovery three years after surgery. The adjustable gastric band was removed but symptoms did not improve. Morphologic and functional tests demonstrated a functional obstruction 5 to 6 cm below the oeso-gastric junction, probably related to a fibrous scare, which could explain symptoms. Laparoscopic procedure confirmed the diagnosis,...
Monosodium Glutamate Affects Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors on Obese Adult Rats: A Preliminary Study
Maria Catalina Olguin, Marta Delia Posadas, Gilda Celina Revelant, Dario Marinozzi, Veronica Labourdette and María Rosa Venezia
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 19, 2018
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is one of the most widely employed food taste enhancers and there is a safety concern on glutamate with respect to the obesity epidemics. The reported effects are attributed to the actions of MSG in the brain, which would affect food intake, body weight and lipid metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the addition of MSG to the rat chow on body weight, food intake, plasma glucose and aminotransferases and plasma and liver lipids in adult obese...
Weight Perceptions and Weight-Related Behaviors among Low Income Postpartum Women
Valerie J Silfee, Christina F Haughton, Nisha Kini, Stephenie C Lemon and Milagros C Rosal
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: November 17, 2018
Minority and low-income women have higher rates of postpartum weight retention, contributing to increased rates of obesity in these populations. Weight perceptions may be an important factor contributing to the adoption of weight-management behaviors. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between weight perceptions and weight-related behaviors among overweight low-income women during postpartum enrolled in a weight loss intervention study....
Microalbuminuria among Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Patients at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda: A Cross Sectional Study
Muddu Martin, Mutebi Edrisa, Isaac SSinabulya, Kizito Samuel, Mulindwa Frank and Mondo Charles Kiiza
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: August 23, 2018
Microalbuminuria is an early marker of nephropathy, cardiovascular diseases and severe ocular morbidity in adults with diabetes mellitus. This subclinical condition is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Microalbuminuria precedes the development of overt diabetic nephropathy by 10-14 years. At this stage, one can reverse diabetic nephropathy or prevent its progression. Unfortunately, tests to detect microalbuminuria in diabetics are not routinely done in Uganda. This study sought to de...