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Tennessee's New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery Launches Comprehensive Website Reaching out to Sufferers of Morbid Obesity

... approach it takes to help people fight morbid obesity. Using video, step-by-step guides to the ... -- More than three million Americans suffer from morbid obesity, a disease which can lead to ... diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. morbid obesity, typically characterized by those who are ...

Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

... treatment option for patients who suffer from morbid obesity," said lead study author Dr. Eric J. ... chair of the department of surgery at Duke. morbid obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI, a ... a sustained and meaningful effect on diabetes and morbid obesity and that the two diseases are ...

New Study Shows Morbidly Obese Workforce Has Higher Prevalence of 100+ Diseases and Conditions

... Wyo., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers with morbid obesity have a significantly higher prevalence of ... issues. The study found that employees with morbid obesity had about five times the rate of ... asthma, compared to employees who did not have morbid obesity. Researchers analyzed the Human Capital ...

Dallas-Fort Worth Bariatric Surgeon Earns Top Honors from Two National Medical Organizations

... damaging physical and psychological effects of morbid obesity. Founder and director of the Live Life ... with a number of treatment programs to fight morbid obesity. Dr. Kim offers free seminars discussing ... will experience. We understand this because morbid obesity is a disease that affects the entire ...

Dallas – Fort Worth Bariatric Surgeon Dr. David Kim One of Few in America Selected to Perform New Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

... 80-100 pounds more than their ideal body weight. morbid obesity can not only cause embarrassment and low ... and less risk of severe health problems caused by morbid obesity. As part of the REALIZE™ Band-C ... newest and most effective surgical treatments for morbid obesity. The procedure is performed ...

St. Louis Bariatric Surgeon Amps Up the Fight against Morbid Obesity with New Website

... Bariatrics, LLC is continuing the fight against morbid obesity by expanding his reach to the community ... who are considering surgical procedures to combat morbid obesity. In a creative partnership with Rosemont ... more than 3 million Americans. Not only can morbid obesity have a significantly negative impact on a ...

FDA Approves REALIZE(TM) Adjustable Gastric Band for Morbid Obesity

... Endo-Surgery, Inc. Provides New Option To Treat morbid Obesity CINCINNATI, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ... type-2 diabetes, in individuals suffering from morbid obesity. The REALIZE Band is an innovative ... for use in weight reduction for patients with morbid obesity and is indicated for individuals with a ...

Portuguese scientists discover new mechanism that regulates formation of blood vessels

... wounds, such as those found in diabetic patients and those suffering from morbid obesity. These findings, by Srgio Dias and his team, are to appear in the ... they are commonly found in diabetic patients and in those suffering from morbid obesity. Diabetic patients may develop "diabetic foot", a condition ...

Study links gastric bypass surgery to increased risk of kidney stones

... therapy." RYGB is the most commonly performed surgical intervention for morbid obesity. During the procedure, a small pouch is created by stapling part ... nutrient absorption. Although RYGB is a safe and effective treatment for morbid obesity, nephrolithiasis (the formation of kidney stones) has recently ...

Thought Leaders in Morbid Obesity Treatment Convene at Upcoming Surgical Conference

... and foregut, in addition to its flagship sessions on morbid obesity. morbid Obesity and Integrated Health Sessions at MISS 2008 will expound on the ... Faculty members include John Dixon, MBBS, PhD, Co-Director of MISS morbid Obesity sessions and lead author of a study on gastric banding for Type 2 ...

Liver transplant offers survival benefits for patients of all sizes

... Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) to recommend that morbid obesity should be considered a contraindication to the surgery. However, ... that obese patients do not fare as well after transplantation, and because morbid obesity is a surrogate marker of other serious co-morbidities like ...

MFA Division of Bariatric Surgery Named Center of Excellence for High-Quality Care In Bariatric Surgery

... protocols and outcomes data. "Due to the increasing prevalence of morbid obesity and the inherent risks and the opportunities available to greatly ... reporting that 66 percent of all U.S. adults are overweight or obese. morbid obesity is closely correlated with a number of serious conditions that ...

Houston Northwest Medical Center's Bariatric Program Rated Top 15% in the Nation by HealthGrades

... Center. "The bariatric surgery program at Houston Northwest Medical Center is a comprehensive program designed for patients suffering from morbid obesity who want to improve their health," says Dexter Turnquest, MD, co-medical director of the bariatric surgery program and bariatric surgeon on ...

Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

... Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. "Income, race, insurance status, and even your gender, are potential barriers to access to surgery." morbid obesity was defined as having a body-mass index (BMI) over 40, or a BMI of 35 to 40 with an obesity-related disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart ...

Roux-en-Y weight loss surgery raises kidney stone risk

... that it would not, Johns Hopkins doctors report in a new study. The overall risk, however, remains fairly small at about 8 percent. As rates of morbid obesity have climbed in recent years, so has the popularity of various weight-loss operations, with more than 200,000 patients expected to have one ...

Key protein in cellular respiration discovered

... our food to a form of energy that the body can use. Problems with this process, which is called cellular respiration, have been linked to a number of morbid conditions, from unusual genetic diseases to diabetes, cancer and Parkinson's, as well as to the normal ageing process. Despite the fact that ...

Chicago-area ASBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Provides Personalized Care Like No Other Weight-Loss Surgery Program

... bariatric equipment and oversized furniture to help patients feel comfortable each time they visit. An estimated 220,000 Americans with morbid obesity had bariatric surgery in 2008, according to the ASBS. Demand for bariatric weight-loss surgery, and information about the different ...

Black young adults hospitalized for stroke at much higher rate than whites, Hispanics

... the researchers said. Black stroke patients were more likely than whites and Hispanics to have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, morbid obesity or drug abuse. White stroke patients were more likely to have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, alcohol abuse or cigarette smoking. ...

Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio

... doing well. Dr. Curry was the first surgeon in the Midwest to place the new REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band-Cs as a new treatment for the disease of morbid obesity. "The new next-generation REALIZE Band-C gives patients yet another option in the field of gastric banding for the treatment of ...

Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Places First Next-Generation Ethicon Endo-Surgery REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band-C in Ohio

... doing well. Dr. Curry was the first surgeon in the Midwest to place the new REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band-Cs as a new treatment for the disease of morbid obesity. "The new next-generation REALIZE Band-C gives patients yet another option in the field of gastric banding for the treatment of ...

Despite national guidelines, private insurers, ER, federal and state agencies fail to routinely test for HIV

... in the past," said Summit co-chair Dr. John G. Bartlett, of The Johns Hopkins University. "HIV testing started in 1985 when there was no treatment, a morbid death, an unrealistic fear of contagion and terrible stigma. Substantial barriers were developed to assure patients knew the consequences of testing. ...

New National Patient and Surgeon Surveys Show Post-Surgical Care Critical to Optimal Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

... of bariatric surgery and is committed to educating medical professionals and the lay public about bariatric surgery as an option for the treatment of morbid obesity, as well as the associated risks and benefits. It encourages its members to investigate and discover new advances in bariatric surgery, while ...

Johnson & Johnson Reviews Growth Strategies for Medical Devices & Diagnostics and Consumer Businesses

... around the world. The company's Ethicon Endo-Surgery business introduced the REALIZE(TM) Adjustable Gastric Band for the treatment of morbid obesity in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2008. Ethicon's PRINEO(TM) Skin Closure System is a new product designed to reduce skin ...

AUA 2008: Gastric bypass surgery restores sexual function in morbidly obese men

... dysfunction in obese men, according to research presented today at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). morbid obesity can cause sexual dysfunction independent of other common confounders, including diabetes, hypertension and smoking. In this study from ...

New report: Arthritis is a potential barrier to physical activity for adults with diabetes

... with both diseases are more likely to be physically inactive (29.8%) compared to those with diabetes alone (20.1%). Arthritis is a frequent co morbid condition for adults with diabetes, said John H. Klippel, M.D., president and CEO, Arthritis Foundation. But for both diseases, physical activity is ...

Removal of superficial tumors in esophagus by endoscopy can avoid extirpation of this part

... in this type of surgery, endoscopy and laparoscopy are being combined. Endoscopic treatment has also been used in obesity cases. For patients with morbid obesity who do not respond to dietetic treatment, it is common to have recourse to bariatric surgery. This can be aggressive and, from time to time, ...

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Designation Given to Montefiore by the American College of Surgeons

... of bariatric patients, from the prehospital phase through the post-operative care and treatment process. "Optimal management of the disease of morbid obesity involves more than just the various surgeries," said Karen Gibbs, MD, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Montefiore. "We stress the ...

Deep brain stimulation may improve memory

... stimulating this area influences feeding behavior in animals. A new study found that hypothalamic DBS performed in the treatment of a patient with morbid obesity unexpectedly evoked detailed autobiographical memories. The study will be published online in the Annals of Neurology ( ...

Extreme obesity affects chances of kidney transplantation

... For patients on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, severe and morbid obesity are associated with a lower chance of receiving an organ, reports a study in the February Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ...

Antegrade bowel intussusception can cause recurrent, chronic postoperative intestinal obstruction

... describes a rare case of adult intussusception without lead points. Cases without lead points are most often seen after gastric bypasses for morbid obesity or after biliary reconstruction for choledochal cysts. Intussusception occurring after pancreatic duct reconstructions is rare. The report ...

Children's Experts Warn: Don't Ignore Kids On National Depression Screening Day, October 11

... with symptoms that are more familiar to the general public: Withdrawal, fatigue, irritability, loss of concentration,, greater interest in morbid themes, and loss of interest in good hygiene, along with signs listed above. "It is not unusual for adolescents to go through periods of being ...

Obesity Takes its Toll on IQ of Toddlers

... morbid obesity may have a deleterious effect on young, ... Florida said, 'We're postulating that early-onset morbid obesity and these metabolic, biochemical problems ... on 18 children and adults with early-onset morbid obesity that is with a weight at least 150 per ...

IQ of Toddlers Affected by Excess weight

... morbid obesity may have a deleterious effect on young, ... Florida said, "We're postulating that early-onset morbid obesity and these metabolic, biochemical problems ... on 18 children and adults with early-onset morbid obesity that is with a weight at least 150 per ...

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

... step in controlling the public health ramifications of this important and morbid nosocomial [hospital-acquired] infection, they conclude. (Arch Surg. ... step in controlling the public health ramifications of this important and morbid nosocomial [hospital-acquired] infection, they conclude. ...

How Bloods Vessels are Linked Together?

... the menstrual cycle and so on. However, it also plays a critical part in morbid tissue formation, such as cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. The inhibition of morbid angiogenesis therefore has very attractive therapeutic potential for a ...

New, Minimally-Invasive Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

... patients who underwent endoscopic-guided transoral gastroplasty for morbid obesity showed signs of initial weight loss. Transoral gastroplasty ... orifices for minimally invasive procedures. Twelve patients with morbid obesity were enrolled in the pilot study to test the feasibility and ...

Surgery For Obesity May Need Invasive Monitoring

... the obesity. One of the most common procedures to control morbid obesity is by gastric bypass surgery that reduces the size of the stomach ... was done with 13 patients who underwent laproscopic gastric bypass for morbid obesity. This type of surgery leads to many dominant damaging ...

Bed Side Robot Gets You Home Back Faster

... by surgeons. The study, conducted at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., evaluated 376 patients who underwent a laparoscopic gastric bypass for morbid obesity. One group of patients (n=284) was assessed by standard bedside physician rounds during the postoperative period. A second group (n=92) was ...

Body Parts Industry Of U.S Under Investigation

... doubling of FDA inspections. From the FDA itself, there has been a series of inspections, and accordingly, the 153 searches, have uncovered no morbid secrets. The body parts industry, which is essentially the business of harvesting organ and non-organ parts for transplant, has now more than ...
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