Navigation Links
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems Safe for Kidney Disease Patients
Date:3/1/2012

THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Obese chronic kidney disease patients who undergo surgery to achieve weight loss do not face a particularly dangerous rate of complications as a result, a new study suggests.

Although the research team cautioned that more work needs to be done to establish to what degree the benefits of the weight-loss surgery -- called "bariatric surgery" -- actually outweigh the risks among this population, the investigators found that roughly 5 percent to 10 percent of such patients experienced complications.

The upside of such an intervention could be tremendous, the researchers noted, as obesity can be an impediment to a patient's ability to undergo a lifesaving kidney transplant.

"This work provides strong evidence that it is safe to proceed with bariatric surgery in kidney failure patients who suffer from obesity," study co-lead author Dr. John Sweeney, from the Emory University School of Medicine, said in a news release from the American Society of Nephrology.

The findings, slated for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, stem from an analysis of more than 27,000 patients who had bariatric surgery at some point between 2006 and 2008.

Complications among kidney disease patients varied depending on the severity of their illness. About 5 percent of those with either normal kidney function or early disease (stage 1) experienced complications, while nearly 10 percent of those with more advanced disease (stage 5) went on to experience postoperative problems, the researchers found.

The authors suggested that complication rates below 10 percent should be seen as welcome news, given the difficulty many chronic kidney disease patients have in losing weight as their ability to engage in exercise diminishes.

More information

For more on kidney disease, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

-- Alan Mozes

SOURCE: American Society of Nephrology, news release, March 1, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Mid-morning snacking may sabotage weight-loss efforts
2. Weighing Weight-Loss Programs
3. Weight Watchers Produces Bigger Losers Than Standard Weight-Loss Care
4. U.S. Women Using Dangerous Weight-Loss Pill 2 Years After Recall
5. Weight-Loss Surgery Gains More Practitioners
6. Rigorous Exercise May Boost Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery
7. Weight-loss surgery cost-effective for all obese
8. Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Less Obese Patients: Study
9. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?
10. Rushed Discharge After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks
11. Weight-Loss Surgery Can Be Effective Despite Depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems Safe for Kidney Disease Patients
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... CloudLIMS.com, a class-leading provider of Laboratory Management ... Lite helps biobanks, clinical, research and testing laboratories keep track of their biospecimens, ... is a faster and a more efficient product, allowing batch processing of data, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... West Milford, NJ (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... Norway, Nothing Water has some unique properties including its unmatched natural purity of just ... described as clean and crisp. , Nothing Water has been available in several ShopRite ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... "Pro3rd Accents Volume ... editors to create versatile lower third titles with just a few clicks of the ... Volume 2 includes 30 lower third animations. Choose from various styles with accented animations, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... pharmaceutical organizations to build intelligent, connected applications, was named the best Sales Team ... , The winner announcement was made today by the Software & Information Industry ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... The Fertility ... designated as a Cigna Infertility Center of Excellence. The Cigna Center of Excellence ... “It’s an honor to be designated a Cigna Infertility Center of Excellence," said ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016  PipelineRx, a leading medication management technology ... demonstrations of its SaaS-based telepharmacy platform, PowerGridRx™ ... 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, December 5-7 ... nearly 300 hospital clients nationally, the Company is ... to dramatically improve pharmacy operations, enhance patient safety, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... On Thursday, December 1st 2016, the Prix ... and innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry at its third ... presence of Sergey Tsyb, Vice Minister of Industry and ... Natalia Sanina, First Vice Chairman of the State Duma ... National Service of Control in Healthcare, Sergey Muravev, Director ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016  Eli Lilly and ... financial guidance for 2017 and provide updated financial guidance ... also conduct a conference call on that day with ... company,s financial guidance. The conference call will ... general public can access a live webcast of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: