Tag: "morbidly" at medical news
Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
...reasingly becoming the treatment of choice for the morbidly
obese, many patients are unaware that additional plastic surgery body contouring will likely be necessary to achieve their desired body shape. Body contouring following massive weight loss will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the American...
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
CINCINNATI--Health-care costs for morbidly
obese adults are nearly twice those of people cons...ers. The study found that medical expenditures for morbidly
obese adults in the year 2000 were 81 percent more than for normal-weight adults, 65 percent more th...
Type of weight loss surgery more effective at reducing insulin resistance
...ry is increasingly considered for the treatment of morbidly
obese patients who have serious comorbidity or in whom medical or behavioral weight reduction therapies are ineffective. In the present study, the physiological difference between gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion was exploited to highligh...
Gastric bypass works for GERD and obesity in patients with prior surgery, says Pitt study
...gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms in morbidly
obese patients who had previous antireflux surgery...is often associated with GERD. Up to 55 percent of morbidly
obese patients presenting for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have symptoms of chronic GERD," ...
As obesity increases in people with diabetes, so does risk of cardiovascular disease
...56 percent of those with a BMI over 40, considered morbidly
obese. About 44 percent of those with a BMI between 30 and 35 and about 52 percent of those with a BMI between 35 and 40 had blood pressures above 130/80. According to new national guidelines, systolic blood pressure in the 130-139 range or diastolic...
Studies link obesity to increased frequency of heartburn symptoms; greater risk of esophageal cancer
...at Stony Brook examined a consecutive series of 56 morbidly
obese patients for the prevalence of GERD symptoms...s. Her study compared the symptoms experienced by morbidly
obese patients with those reported by the population of Olmsted City, MN. Additionally, some of the...
Weight loss surgery can help reduce metabolic syndrome in obese patients
... From December 1, 1999 through March 31, 2002, 645 morbidly
obese patients enrolled in a surgical weight loss ...metabolic syndrome is prevalent in 52.2 percent of morbidly
obese individuals enrolling in an obesity surgery program," the authors write. "Significant weight ...
Patients undergoing weight loss surgery have high rates of H pylori bacteria
...he JAMA/Archives journals. The number of obese and morbidly
obese Americans is steadily increasing, according to background information in the article. It is estimated that more than 30 percent of the U.S. population has a body mass index (BMI) over 30 (obese), and five percent of the U.S. population has a BM...
A controlled study of peripheral neuropathy after bariatric surgery
...of bariatric surgery approved for treatment of the morbidly
obese by the NIH (gastric bypass and 'stomach stapling') were compared with the charts of 123 obese patients who had gall bladder surgery to determine whether bariatric surgery or abdominal surgery in general was associated with PN. All patients were...
Surgical treatment for obesity appears effective for weight loss and related disorders
...rom numerous studies suggests that the majority of morbidly
obese patients who underwent bariatric (obesity) s...son with a normal-weight individual, a 25-year-old morbidly
obese man has a 22 percent reduction in expected remaining lifespan, representing an approximately l...
Research targets biologic profile of obesity
... explain some of the biological challenges for the morbidly
obese to losing weight through conventional method...-frozen intra-abdominal adipose (fat) tissues from morbidly
obese patients and lean controls were used for RNA extraction. Upon analysis, gene expression profi...
Two-stage weight loss surgery for high-risk, morbidly obese patients reduces surgical risk
...x-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, in which high-risk, morbidly
obese patients first undergo a procedure called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), greatly reduces operative risk and results in significant short-term weight loss, according to a University of Pittsburgh study presented today at the annual meeti...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004 (first issue)
...ery points up the problems faced by critically ill morbidly
obese patients and the serious challenges seen by ...ificant differences in care for the critically ill morbidly
obese patients whose mean body mass index exceeds 50. According to the author, the mechanical prope...
Obesity risks add to complications of gastric bypass
CHICAGO -- The same health risks that make morbidly
obese patients eligible for gastric bypass surgery also leave them susceptible to complications during and after the procedure, according to a five-year imaging study led by a Duke University Medical Center radiologist. The study followed patients at...
Gastric bypass surgery is riskiest for those who need it most
CHICAGO The same health risks that make morbidly
obese patients eligible for gastric bypass surgery...sically should be the last option we can offer the morbidly
obese, after other less invasive interventions such as diet and exercise have been tried." The numbe...
Gastric bypass surgery riskiest for those who need it most
...ort important risks associated with surgery on the morbidly
obese, and urge potential patients to seek care fr...ich concluded that the same health risks that make morbidly
obese patients eligible for gastric bypass surgery also leave them susceptible to complications duri...
Gastric bypass surgery resolves or improves diabetes in most patients, reports Pittsburgh study
...sulin. "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...
Experienced surgeon reduces complications from minimally invasive 'stomach staple' surgery
...geons in the use of laparoscopy in surgery for the morbidly
obese, as the minimally invasive techniques become...e problems. Patients in the study were considered morbidly
obese with a body-mass index between 39 and 61. Currently a body-mass index greater than 25 is consi...
Substance found in sharks could lead to weight loss drug, research shows
...ious side effects, making them useful only for the morbidly
obese." Phase I trials of MSI-1436 are expected to begin sometime next year, Ahima said. Phase I trials usually involve only a small number of patients, and give an early indication of the treatment's safety and potential effectiveness....
Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity has favorable outcomes, according to University of Pittsburgh study
...procedure for achieving significant weight loss in morbidly
obese people, with a low rate of complications, a ...hauer said. "This is particularly important in the morbidly
obese patient, who often is limited in daily living activities before surgery and thus may have sign...