New Weapons in the War on Obesity

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes the AspireAssist. This device, not yet FDA-approved, consists of a tube implanted in the stomach, which leads to a port that is exposed on the surface of the abdomen. Now,...

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Delayed ED Care for the Morbidly Obese

An analysis of ED medical records suggests that morbidly obese patients take significantly longer to disposition home when compared with patients of normal weight. Patients with a BMI of less than 35 kg/m2 had an average length...

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Bariatric Surgeries: Assessing Safety Profiles

A systematic review and meta-analysis has found that laparoscopic bariatric surgery appears to be safer than open bariatric surgery for those requiring the operation. Wound infection and incisional hernia risks were lower for...

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