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Bariatric Surgery Beneficial for Class 1 Obesity

June 16, 2021. 3:45 PM CDT.

Individuals undergoing RYGB or sleeve gastrectomy lost up to 20 percent of their initial BMI; many had remission from T2DM, HTN, hyperlipidemia

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OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

Needle Size Not Tied to Postdural Puncture Headache in Orthopedic Patients

May 25, 2021

Among 3,980 patients receiving spinal injections with 22-gauge Quincke cutting needle or 25-gauge pencil-point needle, none developed PDPH


Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk for Cataracts

May 24, 2021

Lowest risk for cataracts seen for patients aged 40 to 49 years; null result observed in patients aged 60 to 79 years


ACC: Occlusion of Left Atrial Appendage Prevents Stroke in A-Fib

May 17, 2021

Risk for stroke or systemic embolism reduced with versus without concomitant occlusion during an otherwise indicated cardiac surgery


DDW: Semaglutide May Up Weight Loss After Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

May 17, 2021

Average total body weight loss following ESG was 26.7 percent with semaglutide pen versus 19.6 percent with sham pen


Hand Dermatitis Currently Prevalent in Health Care Workers

May 12, 2021

Prevalence of hand dermatitis 92.6 percent in health care workers, 68.7 percent for general population


More Parity in Breast Reconstruction Seen With Medicaid Expansion

May 04, 2021

Increases in breast reconstruction rates among non-Hispanic Black women associated with Medicaid expansion


Effect of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Treatment Examined

May 03, 2021

More patients with estrogen receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant endocrine therapy due to COVID-19


Treatment Patterns for Postpartum Hemorrhage Examined

March 26, 2021

Hysterectomy used more often for clinically significant PPH despite shorter hospital stays, lower costs with uterine artery embolization


Adult Cardiac Surgery Down, Outcomes Worse During Pandemic

February 10, 2021

Nationally, surgery volume dropped 53 percent, with larger declines in areas harder hit by COVID-19


Residential Segregation May Worsen NSCLC Outcomes for Black Patients

February 05, 2021

Blacks more likely to present at advanced stage, less likely to receive surgery, have higher mortality at higher residential segregation levels


Women Less Likely to Undergo Guideline-Concordant CABG

February 03, 2021

Women have lower odds of receiving LIMA graft to the LAD artery, undergoing complete vascularization, receiving multi-arterial grafting


RSNA: Sleeve Gastrectomy in Teens May Harm Bone Health

December 02, 2020

Decrease in lumbar volumetric bone mineral density seen in obese teens undergoing sleeve gastrectomy


AHA: Ablation Better Than Meds for Initial A-Fib Treatment

November 25, 2020

Findings based on randomized trial evaluating initial treatment with cryoballoon catheter ablation versus standard meds


Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women

October 23, 2020 Hormone therapy alone may be as good as surgery if life expectancy is less than four years

UEG: Pancreatic CA Down With Bariatric Sx for Obese With DM

October 16, 2020 Prevalence of pancreatic cancer higher in patients with predisposing diabetes and obesity without BS