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Francesco Rubino, MD: 'Converting' bariatric surgery into a diabetes intervention poses challenges

October 24, 2014

BOSTON — Converting a procedure that has been used for years as a weight-loss intervention into a treatment aimed primarily at diabetes or metabolic disease poses an important challenge with several ramifications, according to Francesco Rubino, MD, professor and chair of bariatric and metabolic surgery at King's College London in London.

While evidence has emerged that gastrointestinal surgery can improve diabetes, reduce cardiometabolic risk and prolong survival, indications for bariatric surgery are primarily based on weight, which poses a barrier to access for many patients, he said.

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Fresh, frozen or lyophilized FMT via colonoscopy effectively treated recurrent CDI

October 24, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Zhi-Dong Jiang, MD, DrPh, of the University of Texas School of Public Health, discusses the findings from her study of the efficacy of fresh…
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Few infants tested for HCV after birth, more perinatal testing needed

October 24, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Very few infants in Philadelphia were tested for hepatitis C virus infection after birth despite mothers who reported being positive for the…
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ACG president addresses improved prevention, detection, treatment in IBD cancers

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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

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Francesco Rubino, MD: 'Converting' bariatric surgery into a diabetes intervention poses challenges

October 24, 2014
BOSTON — Converting a procedure that has been used for years as a weight-loss intervention into a treatment aimed…
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Advancing Standards of Practice by Targeting Treatment in Ulcerative Colitis

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