HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Gastric bypass surgery resolves or improves diabetes in most patients, reports Pittsburgh study

Mean body mass index was 50.

"Prior to surgery, the disease severity for these patients was quite significant overall," said Dr. Schauer, "with 65 percent of them requiring oral agents and 27 percent of them requiring insulin as well."

Post surgery, patients had a mean excess weight loss of 60 percent and a body mass index of 34 after 20 months. Fasting plasma glucose and glycoslated hemoglobin concentrations returned to normal levels in 83 percent of patients, while 17 percent of patients markedly improved. Following surgery, 80 percent of patients had a significant reduction in the use of oral anti-diabetic agents and 79 percent had a reduction in their use of insulin.

"The impressive effect of bypass surgery on morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes raises an argument for lowering the threshold for surgical intervention to moderate or mild obesity," Dr. Schauer said. "Further investigation demonstrating risk versus benefit for patients with moderate obesity is warranted."

The LGBP procedure involves constructing a small stomach pouch of approximately 15 millimeters (about the size of a plastic medicine cup), and bypassing a small segment of intestines by constructing a Y-shaped limb of small bowel. Patients lose weight because there is a decrease in caloric intake resulting from the reduced reservoir capacity of the small stomach pouch.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, in which the body is unable to properly use the insulin that it produces. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight.


'"/>

Contact: Frank Raczkiewicz
RaczkiewiczFA@upmc.edu
412-647-3555
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
2-Oct-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Gastric bypass works for GERD and obesity in patients with prior surgery, says Pitt study
2. Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
3. Gastric bypass surgery is riskiest for those who need it most
4. Gastric bypass surgery riskiest for those who need it most
5. Gastric bypass surgery for obesity may ease symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease
6. Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
7. Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
8. Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery
9. Angioplasty, robotically assisted keyhole bypass combo appears effective
10. Combining liver transplantation and coronary artery bypass grafting can be safe and effective
11. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery effectively improves obesity-related health problems

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 In the healthcare industry, there ... struggle with: How can the overall quality of patient ... of the healthcare industry tackles this question, and has ... job satisfaction and the quality of patient care. ... in “ Organizational Factors related to Improving Quality of ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 Tea Leaves ... with Gigya, the leader in Connected Consumer Management. ... Leaves will have the opportunity to build more ... who they are and how they like to ... the world’s biggest brands to understand and connect ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Livermore, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... newest California physician, James Patel M.D. of Livermore, California. ... the best and most qualified physicians, and in accordance ... and our patients to Dr. Patel’s practice. , Initially ... at a young age, Dr. Patel was shaped by ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 The need for larger space has ... few years. The new location - 4700 Bryant Irvin Court, ... larger office space than TLC had in the past, as ... pleased about our new location because it represents a good ... be double in size compared to the current one, the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 28, 2014 Author and orthopedic ... takes readers on the thrilling adventures of sharp and ... in 2012, is gearing up for a new marketing ... into two novellas , “Prescription: Murder” follows the ... finds himself dodging assassination attempts and thwarting criminals. In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 2Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 3Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 4Health News:Tea Leaves Health Begins Important New Partnership with Gigya 2Health News:Tea Leaves Health Begins Important New Partnership with Gigya 3Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 2Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 3Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 4Health News:William H. Simon Launches New Marketing Campaign for Book 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 TWi ... final approval from the United States Food and ... Application (ANDA) for megestrol acetate 125mg/ml oral suspension, ... TWi is the first-to-file and under Hatch Waxman ... of marketing exclusivity.  TWi has completed the pre-launch ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Reportbuyer.com has added a ... Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and ... The Co-development Terms and Agreements in ... understanding and unprecedented access to the co-development ... worlds leading life science companies. The ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... and MENLO PARK, Calif. , ... (OTCQB: DMPI), developer of advanced cancer therapeutics , ... 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, sponsored ... will take place Tuesday, September 9th at 2:55 p.m. ... the New York Palace Hotel in New ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TWi Pharmaceuticals Receives US FDA Final Approval on Generic Megestrol Acetate 125mg/ml Oral Suspension 2Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 2Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 3Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 4Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 5Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 6Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 7DelMar Pharmaceuticals To Present At The 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals To Present At The 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals To Present At The 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 4
Cached News: