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Bariatric Surgery Resource Center Clinical Briefs

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    As weight loss from bariatric surgery was linked to better COVID-19 outcomes, obesity may be a modifiable risk factor for COVID-19 severity.
    Can Bariatric Surgery Reduce COVID-19 Severity?
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    Bariatric surgery for obese patients with NASH lowers risk for major adverse liver outcomes and MACE compared with nonsurgical management.
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    Gastric sleeve vs bypass had lower long-term risk for death, complications, and reinterventions but a higher risk for surgical revision.
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    Many patients with type 2 diabetes should have a main treatment goal of loss of at least 15% of their body weight.
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    Metabolic surgery for diabetes improves quality of life vs medical therapy alone, mostly in physical health and diabetes-related domains.
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    A new study suggests that bariatric surgery can prevent multiple forms of cancer among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
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    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is superior to laparoscopic gastric banding in promoting remission of diabetes.
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    Among patients with COVID-19 and obesity, prior metabolic surgery was significantly linked to lower risk for hospital and ICU admission.
    Is There a Link Between Bariatric Surgery and COVID-19?
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    Bariatric surgery is linked to a lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events among a cohort of patients after myocardial infarction.
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    Canada releases clinical practice guideline regarding obesity management.
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  • Teens undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy had greater body mass index declines at 1 and 3 years than teens receiving laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

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  • In adults with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery was linked to better microvascular outcomes than was usual care, including lower risk for neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy.

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  • Bariatric surgery was associated with suicide and nonfatal self-harm, highlighting the need for thorough preoperative psychiatric assessment and postoperative monitoring, despite low absolute risks.
    Are There Mental Health Risks From Bariatric Surgery?

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  • New study describes predictors of weight loss after bariatric surgery.

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  • A new post hoc study shows that bariatric surgery prevents microvascular complications in cohort of patients with prediabetes.

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  • New guidelines suggest that bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes may be indicated even in patients with mild obesity but poor glycemic control.

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  • A simple scoring algorithm using readily available electronic health record data predicted the likelihood that type 2 diabetes would be cured with bariatric surgery.

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  • An observational cohort study suggests that modifying problematic eating and weight control behaviors substantially improves weight loss after bariatric surgery.

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  • A graded association between seasonality and adverse outcomes after bariatric surgery suggests that low vitamin D levels may contribute to complications.

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  • A new pooled database study finds novel variables for success in achieving remission from type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery.

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