Navigation Links
ASMBS and ASGE issue white paper on endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs)
Date:11/17/2011

NOVEMBER 17, 2011 The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have issued a new white paper on the potential role of endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) in treating obesity and obesity-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes.

The white paper entitled, "A Pathway to Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies," appears online in both GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD), the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

"The two societies formed a joint task force to identify opportunities where endoscopic treatments may play a role in improving patient outcomes and reducing costs," said Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, ASGE president and chair of the ASGE/ASMBS Task Force on EBT. "The white paper establishes the criteria for success as new technologies and procedures are developed."

According to the white paper, several EBTs are currently in different stages of development and include a wide variety of methods to induce weight loss and reduce obesity-related diseases and conditions.

EBTs are performed entirely through the gastrointestinal tract using thin flexible endoscopes and may offer patients an outpatient alternative to bariatric procedures including laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy.

"Endoscopic therapy has the potential to be applied across the continuum of obesity and metabolic disease," said Bipan Chand, MD, chairman, ASMBS Emerging Technology and Procedure Committee, and co-chair of the ASGE/ASMBS Task Force. "However, it is generally expected that endoscopic modalities achieve weight loss superior to that produced by medical and intensive lifestyle interventions, have a favorable risk/benefit profile and have scientific evidence to support its use."

The white paper addresses endoscopic bariatric therapy treatment classification, potential indications, and efficacy including: primary efficacy endpoints such as weight loss, definitions for weight loss, comparison of weight loss between therapies, threshold for weight loss, and study design; and secondary efficacy endpoints such as reduction in obesity-related co-morbidities, changes in quality of life, safety, durability and repeatability, adoption of EBTs in the context of global patient care, endoscopy unit considerations, training and credentialing, cost effectiveness, and government and industry relations.

To read the full white paper, log on to GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy online at www.giejournal.org or see the November print issue; or see the ASMBS journal, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases http://asmbs.org/soard/.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of U.S. adults (33.8 percent) are obese. Medical costs associated with obesity are about $147 billion or 10 percent of all medical spending, double what it was a decade ago. The ASMBS estimates there are 17 million people in the U.S. with morbid obesity (BMI of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 or more with an obesity-related disease).

Obesity is a disease that contributes to more than 30 other obesity related diseases and conditions that include Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, sleep apnea and certain cancers.

Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective and long lasting treatment for obesity and many related conditions. Studies have shown patients may lose 30 to 50 percent of their excess weight 6 months after surgery and 77 percent of their excess weight as early as one year after surgery. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reported significant improvements in the safety of bariatric surgery over the last several years due in large part to improved laparoscopic techniques and the advent of bariatric surgical centers of excellence. The overall risk of death from bariatric surgery is about 0.1 percent and the risk of major complications is about 4 percent.


'/>"/>

Contact: Anne Brownsey
abrownsey@asge.org
630-570-5635
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Majority of Americans Approve of President Obamas Handling of Afghanistan and National Security But Disapprove of Handling of Economic Issues, Per Franklin & Marshall College Poll With Hearst Television
2. American Red Cross Issues One-Month Progress Report for Haiti Earthquake
3. New study suggests stem cells sabotage their own DNA to produce new tissues
4. Scientists Discover Molecular Pathway for Organ Tissue Regeneration and Repair
5. One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
6. ATS, ERS issue official standards for the quantitative assessment of lung structure
7. The Ensign Group Reports Fourth Quarter 2009 Adjusted Earnings of $0.43 Per Share; Issues 2010 Guidance
8. FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs
9. MDS Announces Substantial Issuer Bid
10. Inadequate access to opioid-based pain relief is a human rights issue for cancer patients
11. Special issue of NeuroRehabilitation focuses on hypoxic-ischemic brain injuries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Calibration, qualification, and the appropriate level ... maintaining GMP and USP compliance. In a new webinar from METTLER TOLEDO entitled ... these requirements are explained. The challenge is to determine how to put ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Neurotechnology ... two biometric time and attendance tracking products: the new NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance ... Bio Attendance uses biometric face recognition to enable users to check in and ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... the Self-Funding Success website has recently developed and published an informational resource that ... was created based on common inquiries the site’s team of third party administrator ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... A minimally invasive ... “perfect smile.” The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is informing dentists about ... aware of when utilizing dental laboratories and technicians that create these veneers. ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Public relations pros work hard to earn placements and ... While many results are clear, much of PR is hard to quantify. Goal-setting and ... to measurement, firms should always take an all-inclusive approach that takes both traditional and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/28/2017)... , March 28, 2017 The ... reach USD 8.0 billion by 2025, according to a ... incidence of infectious diseases and cancer is expected to ... disease diagnosis over the coming years. In addition, higher ... autologous and allogenic stem cell therapy, due to adverse ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... 27, 2017 Summary This ... Eli Lilly and its partnering interests and activities since 2010. ... provides an in-depth insight into the partnering activity of one ... demand company reports are prepared upon purchase to ensure inclusion ... The report will be delivered in PDF format ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... Columbia , March 27, 2017 LightIntegra ... has appointed William "Bill" Dubiel as President and Chief ... also elected to the Board of Directors of LightIntegra. ... the Executive Chairman of LightIntegra. "This ... next President and Chief Executive Officer. We,ve selected a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: