Endocrine Today has compiled a list of the top five news reports on bariatric surgery posted over the past month.
Healio.com/Endocrinology readers were interested in weight loss in the first year after surgery, rapid reversal of hypogonadism, risks of intragastric balloons and more.
After bariatric surgery, first-year weight loss may be key to improved, long-term glycemic contro
In adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery, acute, first-year weight loss was associated with improved HbA1c at 5 years even if the patient experienced weight regain during follow-up, according to a post hoc analysis of the STAMPEDE trial. Read more.
In severe obesity, bariatric surgery induces rapid reversal of hypogonadism
Men with severe obesity and hypogonadism who underwent sleeve gastrectomy experienced a marked increase in testosterone and prostate-specific antigen and a reduction in serum estradiol during the 1 month following the procedure. Read more.
Certain bariatric procedures linked to higher risk for GERD, esophagitis
Patients who undergo Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass have lower odds of developing GERD and esophagitis after they undergo surgery, compared with other gastric bypass surgery types. Read more.
FDA issues alert after deaths associated with intragastric balloons
The FDA issued an alert for health care providers following five additional deaths in patients with two liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity, according to a press release from the agency. Read more.
Various bariatric endoscopy techniques comparably effective
A comparison of four different bariatric endoscopy techniques showed comparable weight loss over 1 year. Read more.