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ENDO: Diabetes Diminishes Weight Loss Effect of Bariatric Surgery

March 31, 2020. 12:00 PM CDT. Those without diabetes had increased odds of achieving 50 percent or more excess body-weight loss Read article

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Benefits Patients With BMI <35 kg/m²

November 05, 2019 Lower BMI group had higher psychological well-being scores, body image scores, satisfaction rates

Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients May Lower Cancer Risk

November 05, 2019 Among genetically predisposed, breast cancer rate higher in those who did not opt for bariatric surgery

ACS: Outcomes Worse With Delay in Performing Cholecystectomy

October 31, 2019 Poorer outcomes seen if surgery delayed for more than 72 hours after admission for acute cholecystitis

AAP: Greater Access to Bariatric, Metabolic Surgery Urged for Youth

October 28, 2019 Metabolic and bariatric surgery safe for youth with severe obesity; barriers to surgery should be reduced

ASA: Enhanced Recovery Program Cuts Opioid Use After Colorectal Surgery

October 22, 2019 Findings show colorectal surgical patients can better manage pain with fewer opioids

Triplet Tx Ups Survival in BRAF V600E-Mutated Colorectal Cancer

October 04, 2019 Overall survival longer for encorafenib, cetuximab, and binimetinib combo versus standard therapy

Colorectal Cancer Mortality Disparities Vary Across U.S. Cities

September 20, 2019 Racial disparities in 25 of 30 cities examined; highest disparity in Washington, D.C., lowest in Philadelphia

11 Percent of Cancers Detected Via Emergency Department Visit

September 20, 2019 Patients with ED-mediated diagnoses more likely to be unmarried, Hispanic or black, in lowest income quartile

ASCO: Pembrolizumab Noninferior to Chemo in Advanced Gastric Cancer

June 03, 2019 For patients with PD-L1 combined positive score of ≥10, pembrolizumab prolongs overall survival

ASCO: Low-Dose Chemo Benefits Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer

June 03, 2019 Elderly, frail receiving 60 percent of oxaliplatin/capecitabine dose have noninferior PFS, less toxicity

DDW: Ingested Button Battery Can Cause Gastric Injury

May 20, 2019 Eighty-six percent of pediatric patients with BB ingestion had visual evidence of mucosal damage

Magnitude of Weight Loss Similar for Teens, Adults After RYGB

May 17, 2019 Adolescents significantly more likely to have remission of type 2 diabetes and hypertension

DDW: Parkinson Disease Risk Up After Appendectomy

May 13, 2019 Risk greater for those aged 18 years and up, Caucasians, African-Americans, Asians

DDW: Lasting Weight Loss Seen With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

May 10, 2019 Patients were predicted to achieve their minimum weight at 24 months after ESG

Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes

May 08, 2019 Intervention linked to better short-term outcomes versus surgical procedures