HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Interventional procedures significantly improve quality of life for obese patients

surgery for a BMI greater than 55 in one institution, greater than 70 in the other; cardiac disease; and sleep apnea requiring c-pap (continuous positive airway pressure, one of the most common treatments for severe apnea). Twenty patients selected for the outpatient surgery were diagnosed with post-procedure obstruction of the gastric pouch. All of these patients were admitted to the hospital for IV fluids, and stayed for three to five days until they were able to take liquids. No patient who was discharged the day of surgery was subsequently readmitted in the immediate post-operative period. Length of stay following surgery averaged four hours.

"We feel that for certain patients who can benefit from gastric banding procedures, offering an outpatient option provides them with a safe, effective alternative," said Scott Helton M.D. "Outpatient procedures are less expensive and more efficient for both the patient and the hospital. In addition, this study demonstrates that these patients can be safely operated upon in a surgicenter which further reduces the cost of the procedure."

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Results in Decreased Medication Costs Within Six Months (Abstract 100861*)
Undergoing gastric bypass surgery to treat morbid obesity significantly reduces medication costs for related conditions, according to research conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin.

The study analyzed the monthly prescription medication costs for 50 laparoscopic gastric bypass patients prior to surgery and six months post-operatively. Patients were on an average of 3.7 prescription medicines pre-op (an average cost of approximately $217.60), compared to 1.7 medications post-op (an average cost of approximately $97.30).

The results were particularly notable in patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), diabetes and hyperlipidemia, an elevation of fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides in the b
'"/>


16-May-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Interventional methods may increase the use of evidence-based practice
2. 9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
3. Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
4. Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
5. Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
6. Invasive procedures do not necessarily improve survival for heart patients
7. Study questions safety of heart procedures at hospitals without cardiac surgery programs
8. Regionalizing some surgical procedures would not result in unreasonable travel burdens on patients
9. Smokers may want to kick butt before dental procedures
10. Few women regret sterilization procedures
11. Use of invasive heart procedures decreases after the age of 75

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, ... Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. ... skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his ... David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps ... in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 ... The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to ... operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for ... $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same ... wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... NORTHBROOK, Ill. and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the ... joins Astellas Farma Brasil as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... appointed General Manager of Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 The vast majority of dialysis patients ... Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with treatment ... travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen ... for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly ... rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... YORK , June 23, 2016 ... waters, but it continues to present great opportunities to ... companies for today: Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON ... Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ), and ... more about these stocks and receive your complimentary trade ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: