Navigation Links
Obesity Surgery Complications on the Decline
Date:4/29/2009

As surgery outcomes improve, related costs drop

WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity surgery-related complications in the United States declined 21 percent between 2001 and 2006, and payments to hospitals for obesity surgery decreased by as much as 13 percent, partly because there were fewer patient readmissions due to complications, a new study reports.

The findings from a study by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are based on an analysis of more than 9,500 patients under age 65 who had obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, at 652 hospitals between 2001 and 2002 and between 2005 and 2006.

The researchers found that the complication rate among obesity surgery patients dropped from 24 percent to about 15 percent. Contributing to that decrease were declines in post-surgical infection rates (58 percent lower), abdominal hernias, staple leakage, respiratory failure and pneumonia (29 percent to 50 percent lower).

There was little change in rates of other complications such as ulcers, dumping (involuntary vomiting or defecation), hemorrhage, wound re-opening, deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, heart attack and stroke, the researchers noted.

Between 2001 and 2006, hospital payments for obesity surgery as a whole fell from $29,563 to $27,905. Payments for patients who experienced complications declined from $41,807 to $38,175, and from $80,001 to $69,960 for those who had to be readmitted to hospital because of complications, according to the study in the May issue of the journal Medical Care.

Among the other findings:

  • Complications fell even though there were more older and sicker patients having obesity surgery. During the study period, the proportion of patients over age 50 having obesity surgery increased from 28 percent to 44 percent, and the average number of underlying illnesses -- such as diabetes, high blood pressure a
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ADA releases position paper on obesity, reproduction and pregnancy outcomes
2. FSU researcher wins $2.2 million grant to study childhood obesity
3. As Health Reform Takes Shape, Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Effort to Keep Obesity Front and Center
4. Learning and Moving, a GeoFitness Solution for Preventing Obesity in Children and Increasing School Success
5. Raisin and Dried Fruit Consumption Associated With Reduced Abdominal Obesity
6. Diabetes, obesity and hypertension increase mortality in hepatitis C patients
7. New England Journal of Medicine Opinion Column Suggests Ineffective Shortcuts to Solve Obesity Challenge
8. Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
9. Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
10. New Online Program Helps Parents Tackle Childhood Obesity
11. Rapid Infant Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity Surgery Complications on the Decline
(Date:4/27/2015)... According to a recent report from NIDCR (National ... pain, TMJ disorders are the second most prevalent ... addition, the report revealed that TMJ disorders affect about ... estimated 4 billion dollars annually. , These estimates suggest ... symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, tenderness of the ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 Beckman Coulter is ... sequencing to study the evolution of neural circuitry and ... will review the mechanisms by which analogous forms of ... body flexions, evolved independently in certain sea slug clades. ... broadcast live April 30, 2015 at 8:00am PT. , ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 As ISO 27001 has quickly ... companies of all sizes and in all industries, Pivot ... prepare for ISO 27001 certification. The information security audit ... them for ISO 27001 certification. Pivot Point's commitment to ... the number of Lead Implementers and Auditors the company ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 Doctors on ... working on a lien basis for over twenty years. So ... find the best doctor in the Fresno area , ... Dilanchian, DC and his team of medical specialists. With ... a massage therapist, Dilanchian Chiropractic is now helping ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Guided by the extensive work of its community ... collaboration with organizations around the world to identify proven ... essential actions for organizations committed to patient experience ... systems committed to providing the best in experience will:, ... with committed time and focused intent to shape and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dentist in Graham NC Reveals that a Jaw Disorder May Be the Cause of Chronic Headaches and Back Pain 2Health News:Beckman Coulter Genomics Presents Using Next-Gen Sequencing to Study the Evolution of Neural Circuitry 2Health News:Beckman Coulter Genomics Presents Using Next-Gen Sequencing to Study the Evolution of Neural Circuitry 3Health News:Six Additional New ISO 27001 Lead Implementers Certified for Pivot Point Security 2Health News:Eminent Doctor Joins Forces with Doctors on Liens in Fresno 2Health News:Guiding Principles for Patient Experience Excellence Identified by The Beryl Institute 2
... significant reduction in the teaching hours for medical subjects ... in a pathetic state where medical students are unable ... end up confusing one organ with another. In addition ... considerable reduction in the teaching hours for biochemistry, pathology, ...
... launched the Female Condom (FC) in India. It has partnered ... to market// their female condoms in India under the brand ... research before being able to launch the condom in India. ... first year. A pair of Confidom will cost Rs.250/-., ...
... among the teenagers in the recent years. But a new ... that they ever took such vows. // ,The ... good way of gauging how well they adhere to these ... form of public or written declarations to remain a virgin ...
... Mountain View, Calif.-based company is one of the leading ... Hence Long Island politician sued Google. He said that ... child pornography. Jeffrey Toback, a member of the Nassau ... contains pornography involving minors. In regard to this a ...
... used brain scans to try and study the biology of ... the brain pays to the expected pain // determines and ... suggesting that simple diversions could alleviate the misery. ... a new field called neuroeconomics that uses brain imaging to ...
... study undertaken by Ohio State University that chose to study the ... men have no compunctions opening up to others about their ... of the study Julianne Serovich says, “I was very surprised at ... HIV-positive men who deliberate very carefully on whether or not to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Australian Medical Students Lack Anatomy Knowledge 2Health News:Teenagers Often Deny Taken ‘Virginity Pledges 2
(Date:4/27/2015)... -- Novira Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company ... B virus (HBV) infection, today announced the presentation of ... candidate, NVR 3-778, at the 2015 annual meeting of ... (EASL) in Vienna, Austria . ... performed in a humanized UPA/SCID mouse model was described ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... BRH Medical, Ltd., today announced ... Notification Application (510k) with the US Food and Drug ... Medical expects feedback from the FDA during the next ... following FDA pre-market clearance. Additional pre-market regulatory filings are ... CEO for BRH Medical, commented, "We are thrilled to ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ... results before the open of the U.S. financial markets on ... will host a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. ... access the call is U.S./ Canada (866) ... Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novira Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Preclinical Antiviral Data for NVR 3-778 at EASL 2Novira Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Preclinical Antiviral Data for NVR 3-778 at EASL 3BRH Medical, Ltd., Announces Filing of a Pre-Market Submission with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the BRH-A2 Tissue Management System 2
... Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS ) announced today that it ... , before the U.S. financial markets open. , ... Anadys will hold a conference call and webcast on Thursday, July ... its second quarter 2010 financial results and to provide an update on the ...
... SAN DIEGO , July 22 Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... financial results after the Nasdaq market closes on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 ... its financial results and provide a Company update Thursday morning, July 29, ... Time ). , , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Report Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2Neurocrine Biosciences Announces Conference Call and Webcast to Report Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: