Journal of

Obesity and Weight-loss MedicationISSN: 2572-4010

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510027

Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass for Uncontrolled Diabetes in a Patient with Extremely Low Body Mass Index after Modified Gastric Bypass Surgery

Song-hua Zeng, Hong-bin Zhang and Liang-ping Wu

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 12, 2019

Laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) surgery is often performed on patients with body mass index (BMI) > 35 kg/m2 in Europe and the United States. Due to the risk of malnutrition, LRYGB is not always suitable for Chinese diabetic patients, particularly for those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a BMI < 35 kg/m2, and when nutritional levels are not great pre-surgery. Modified gastric bypass surgery is reserved for diabetic patients with BMI < 35 kg/m2 by Chinese clinicians in order ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510026

Venous Thromboembolism and Bariatric Surgery in the Middle East Region

Ashraf Haddad, Ahmad Bashir, Mohamed Al Hadad, Hayssam Fawal and Abdelrahman Nimeri

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 12, 2019

Eighty-two surgeons (63%) responded, they performed 121,369 cases and encountered 230 VTEs (0.19%). VTEs included 13 upper extremity, 103 lower extremity, 57 pulmonary embolism (PE), and 57 porto-mesenteric venous thrombosis (PMT). There was 9 VTE related mortalities constituting 4% mortality rate. The most commonly performed procedure was Sleeve Gastrostomy (56%). It was followed by Adjustable Gastric band (13%), One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (10%), and Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass (9%). A scoring...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510025

Idiopathic Colitis after Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion: A Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature

Forat Swaid, Mustafa Somri, Simona Croitoru and Ibrahim Matter

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 10, 2019

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is considered the most effective procedure for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. First presented by Dr. Nicola Scopinaro in 1976, this operation proved safe and reproducible, with astonishing results regarding weight loss and weight maintenance for many years after the operation. Possible late complications include anemia, stomal ulcer, bone demineralization, neurologic complications, and protein malnutrition....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510024

Approach to Obesity Management in the Primary Care Setting

Samuel N Grief and Megan Waterman

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 09, 2019

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease that develops from the interaction between genotype and the environment. Our understanding of how and why obesity occurs is incomplete; however, it involves the integration of social, behavioral, cultural, physiological, metabolic, and genetic factors. Genetics has been a common variable researched among scientists, and the link has been proven between genetic predisposition and likelihood of developing obesity....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510023

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510022

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....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510021

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510020

Gene Polymorphism of Adiponectin SNP + 45 with Reference to Thyroid Status - A Comparative Study among Non-Obese, Overweight and Obese Type 2 Diabetics

Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan and Gopal Niranjan

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 25, 2018

150 Type 2 diabetics of both genders who had visited the tertiary health care clinics during the stipulated study period were included. Based on BMI (18.50 to 24.99, 25 to 29.99 and ≥ 30 respectively), they were segregated into non-obese, overweight and obese (n = 28, n = 76 and n = 46 respectively). The cardio-metabolic risk factors were assessed through parameters including anthropometric and routine biochemical measures, besides glycemic status and insulin resistance....

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