Posts Tagged ‘bariatric surgery’

September 17th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: September 17th

This week’s topics include surgical vs. lifestyle treatment for type-2 diabetes, omega-3 fatty-acid supplementation and the risk for major CVD events, FAME 2, using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T for one-hour rule-out or rule-in of acute MI, and the timing of acute MI in patients having total hip or knee replacement.

March 26th, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Turns Back the Clock on Diabetes

Two new randomized trials offer evidence that bariatric surgery is highly effective in obese patients with diabetes. The results, according to Paul Zimmet and K. George M.M. Alberti, writing in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, “are likely to have a major effect on future diabetes treatment.” In the STAMPEDE trial, which was presented at […]

January 12th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Weekly Review: Week of January 9th

This week’s topics: bariatric surgery, length of stay and MI, secondary prevention after ACS, and vorapaxar

January 3rd, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cardiovascular Deaths and Events

Bariatric surgery results in significant reductions in cardiovascular deaths and events, according to a new study from Sweden published in JAMA. But one expert cautions that the results do not mean that obese patients without other weight-related complications should undergo surgery. Analyzing data from more than 4000 obese patients enrolled in the ongoing Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) […]

March 14th, 2011

AHA Offers Qualified Endorsement of Weight-Loss Surgery

For the first time, the AHA has offered a qualified endorsement of bariatric surgery. The scientific statement, published in Circulation, states that bariatric surgery is a relatively safe procedure that can lead to long-term weight loss and significantly improve health in appropriately selected obese patients who have been unable to lose weight nonsurgically. But, said Paul Poirier, […]