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Patients report long-term quality-of-life improvement after duodenal switch surgery

May 4, 2016

Patients who underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery reported high mental and physical component scores 12 years after surgery, according to recent study findings.

“The results of this study are unique and provide new information while addressing a void in the literature regarding this operation in the United States,” Birgit N. Khandalavala, MD, of the department of family medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and colleagues wrote. “In addition to the weight-loss benefits, overall improvement in health and [health-related quality of life] is one of the primary goals of surgical treatment. Our results indicate that, in our sample, the [health-related quality of life] was significantly improved and did not differ from the general population; hence, their quality of life was normalized and on par with the nonobese cohort.”

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ACP, AAIM call for changes to graduate medical education financing

May 4, 2016
The American College of Physicians and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine have issued a policy paper outlining recommendations for aligning graduate medical…
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Reduced cardiac function seen in children with obesity, prediabetes

May 4, 2016
Tissue Doppler imaging can reveal subclinical evidence of cardiac function deterioration in children and adolescents with obesity and prediabetes, according to study…
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VIDEO: Breaks in sitting time reduce cardiometabolic risk factors in type 2 diabetes

May 4, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Bronwyn Kingwell, PhD, head of metabolic and vascular physiology at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia, offers…
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RAI fails to increase atherosclerosis markers

May 4, 2016
Among patients treated with radioactive iodine for benign thyroid disease, no changes were found in carotid intima-media thickness in short-term follow-up or in plaque…
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”… Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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VIDEO: Human induced pluripotent stem cells may help study of osteoporosis, rare genetic diseases

April 8, 2016
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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in…
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