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Study identifies successful weight-gain prevention strategies for young adults

Scientists have identified strategies that might help young adults (aged 18 to 35 years) avoid weight gain. Their study could help prevent obesity during this period, when individuals typically gain the most excess weight of their lifetimes. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Factors Associated With Long-term Outcomes of Umbilical Hernia Repair

Ascites, liver disease, diabetes, obesity, and primary suture repair without mesh are associated with increased umbilical hernia recurrence rates. Elective umbilical hernia repair with mesh should be considered in patients with multiple comorbidities given that the use of mesh offers protection from recurrence without major morbidity. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Study identifies a distinct type of common gastrointestinal bleeding

A unique bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension has been identified by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Wake Forest University Medical Center, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in an article published online on April 21, 2017 by the Journal of Investigative Medicine. The syndrome is characterized […]

Weight loss, smoking cessation reduce reflux symptoms in GERD

Lifestyle modifications, including weight loss, smoking cessation, avoiding late evening meals and elevation at the head-of-the-bed for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease were shown to be beneficial in a recent systematic review. Researchers also found evidence that awareness of possible adverse effects associated with the use of proton pump inhibitors has increased. » Read more […]

Comparative Study between Open V/S Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Gall stones are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Differences in primary outcomes like mortality and complication proportions (particularly bile duct injuries) are important reasons to choose one of the two operative techniques open or laproscopic Cholecystectomy. The study consists of 100 patients with a diagnosis of calculus […]

Pancreatitis often caused by gallstones – also statins increase risk

Idiopathic pancreatitis is often caused by small gallstones that are difficult to observe prior to surgery, shows a study from the University of Eastern Finland. Small gallstones were found in surgery from two out of three idiopathic pancreatitis patients. The study also showed that acute pancreatitis was more common in statin users than non-users. » […]

Weight-loss surgery cuts risk of developing serious heart problems, study shows

Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery can reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart attacks and type 2 diabetes, as well improve existing conditions, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. » Read more Source: Science Daily

New approach to gallbladder surgery, smallest reported incision

A surgical team has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly button. » Read more Source: Science Daily

New study shows balloon in a capsule helps patients lose nearly twice as much weight than diet, exercise and lifestyle therapy alone

Patients with obesity who swallowed gas-filled balloon capsules designed to help them eat less, lost 1.9 times more weight than patients who relied on diet, exercise and lifestyle therapy alone, according to new research. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Same-admission cholecystectomy halves gallstone pancreatitis rehospitalization

Patients hospitalized for gallstone-associated acute pancreatitis were less likely to be readmitted within 30 days if they underwent same-admission cholecystectomy, according to a nationwide retrospective analysis presented at ACG 2016. » Read more Source: Healio


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