Blog

Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research. Source: Science Daily Read More

Read More

Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, study suggests

Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study. Source: Science Daily Read More

Read More

Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study. Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of social competence, and those born to extremely obese couples also were more likely to […]

Read More

Study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity

Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the US. A new literature review identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity. Source: Science Daily Read More

Read More

Obesity in China

Obesity and related metabolic diseases are a major health concern in China according to the WHO, with overall rates of obesity less than 5% in the countryside but greater than 20% in some cities. It is the fastest-growing health problem in China and one of the most serious chronic conditions of our time. Approximately 92.4 […]

Read More

Safety techniques in sleeve gastrectomy

This video presents an interview with Dr.Catalin Copaescu, the Chief Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery from Romania. He is a well respected expert on sleeve gastrectony and presents his strategies to prevent complicatins. The interview was recorded in 2012 at IFSO, during IBC Symposium. It illustrates an evolution in sleeve gastrectomy technique. Dr. Copaescu comented after […]

Read More

Bariatric Surgery in the Middle East

This video presents and interview with Dr. Dr. Abdelrahman Nimeri the Chief of Division of General, Thoracic, & Vascular Surgery, Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) Abu Dhabi, and Surgeon Champion of ACS NSQIP at SKMC. He explains specifics of bariatric surgery in the region and the Middle East Bariatric Surgery Association (MEBSA) which […]

Read More

Many ways to skin the sleeve fat cat!

Adrian Marius Nedelcu (Romania)   Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has evolved into a primary surgical treatment modality for morbid obesity. It has gained wide popularity as a sole bariatric procedure, now established as the most frequent bariatric procedure worldwide. A staged approach of morbid obese patient must be STILL considered, where a LSG is proposed […]

Read More

Is It All About The Money?

Vinay Mehendale (India)    I remember the time it was not called bariatric surgery but Surgery for Morbid obesity. I read about it only in the books in the late eighties. I thought it should be called Morbid Surgery for Obesity. But I kept the thoughts to myself. In India, we did see some obese […]

Read More

SADI-S

Interview with Andre Sanchez-Pernaute (Spain)    In your practice, regarding revisional LSG, do you make any difference between weight loss insufficiency and weight regain? Approximately 15% of patients submitted to sleeve gastrectomy  in my practice are going to be submitted to a second weight loss procedure, with no difference between those patients not reaching an adequate weight […]

Read More
Sponsors of IBC

X

Tell a Friend

captcha