Gastric Bypass improves hormonal factors in Diabetes

Cardiometabolic risk factors, fasting insulin levels decreased "dramatically" from 31.7 to 7.4 mU/L Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com From Medscape Medical News Gastric Bypass Has Weight-Independent Metabolic Benefits Kate Johnson December 8, 2011 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) — Gastric bypass surgery normalized metabolic, inflammatory, and vascular risk markers in obese adolescents despite continued obesity 2 years after … Continue reading Gastric Bypass improves hormonal factors in Diabetes

Gastroprotective effect of L-carnitine on indomethacin-induced gastric mucosal injury

Numerous studies have shown that use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with various gastric mucosal lesions, L-carnitine, protects the biological membranes against lipid peroxidation. It has recently been shown that L-carnitine has a gastroprotective effect on gastric mucosa. RESULTS: The intragastric administration of indomethacin induced hyperemia and hemorrhagic erosions in the rat stomachs. … Continue reading Gastroprotective effect of L-carnitine on indomethacin-induced gastric mucosal injury

L-Carnitine Protects the lining of the Stomach from Ulcer

L-Carnitine Protects the lining of the Stomach from Ulcer The intragastric administration of ethanol induced hyperemia and hemorrhagic erosions in the rat stomachs. L-carnitine significantly prevented gastric ulcerogenesis induced by ethanol and decreased the ulcer index. Plasma and gastric lipid peroxidation that was increased significantly by ethanol was decreased after treatment with L-carnitine. Ethanol treatment … Continue reading L-Carnitine Protects the lining of the Stomach from Ulcer

L-Carnitine Protects the lining of the Stomach from Ulcer

The intragastric administration of ethanol induced hyperemia and hemorrhagic erosions in the rat stomachs. L-carnitine significantly prevented gastric ulcerogenesis induced by ethanol and decreased the ulcer index. Plasma and gastric lipid peroxidation that was increased significantly by ethanol was decreased after treatment with L-carnitine. Ethanol treatment decreased significantly the gastric glutathione levels, and pretreatment with … Continue reading L-Carnitine Protects the lining of the Stomach from Ulcer

Statin Drug Protects Against Ulcers

Statin Drug Protects Against Ulcers Gastroprotective effect of simvastatin against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer Simvastatin significantly increased the gastric mucosal total nitrite and prostaglandin E(2) levels. Additionally, simvastatin attenuated the elevations in gastric mucosal superoxide dismutase observed with indomethacin. The gastroprotective effect afforded by simvastatin was significantly augmented by coadministration with L-arginine (a nitric oxide precursor) … Continue reading Statin Drug Protects Against Ulcers

Can Gastric Bypass “Cure” Diabetes? Can it Go Too Far?

Can Gastric Bypass "Cure" Diabetes? Can it Go Too Far? Gastric bypass (GB) surgery is associated with postprandial hyperinsulinemia, and this effect is accentuated in postsurgical patients who develop recurrent hypoglycemia. Plasma levels of the incretin glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) are dramatically increased after GB, suggesting that its action contributes to alteration in postprandial glucose … Continue reading Can Gastric Bypass “Cure” Diabetes? Can it Go Too Far?

No evidence to support routine drain use after gastrectomy

No convincing evidence to support routine drain use after gastrectomyAmplify’d from reference.medscape.comAbdominal drainage versus no drainage post gastrectomy for gastric cancer.Cochrane Database Syst Rev.  2011; (8):CD008788 (ISSN: 1469-493X)Wang Z; Chen J; Su K; Dong ZDepartment of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, No. 6 Shuang Yong Road, Nanning, Guangxi, China, 530021.BACKGROUND: Gastrectomy remains the primary therapeutic … Continue reading No evidence to support routine drain use after gastrectomy

RNY Gastric Bypass Poor; Duodenal Switch Worse?

Editorial says weight loss surgery should not be done for weight loss? Now you know why we like the MGB. Better long term weight loss than RNY, less complications than DS/BPDAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.orgFrom Medscape Education Clinical Briefs Adverse Events of Duodenal Switch Surgery May Outweigh Benefits CME News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD CME Author: Charles … Continue reading RNY Gastric Bypass Poor; Duodenal Switch Worse?

Yikes!! The MGB “Done Wrong!”

Watch this video for an example of how to do the MGB Wrong! This is an example of the "OLD LOOP" form of the original gastric bypass developed by Mason. No, No, No.... The Mini-Gastric Bypass needs a long gastric pouch to kee the bile from the esophagus!!!Amplify’d from http://www.limarp.comMini Gastric Bypass SugeryThe minigastric bypass … Continue reading Yikes!! The MGB “Done Wrong!”

Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor

Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor Nearly half of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually needed to have the devices removed because of erosion or some other malfunction, researchers said. (March 21,2011)Amplify’d from http://www.asbp.org Nearly half of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually needed to have the devices removed because of erosion or … Continue reading Lap-Band Outcomes Called Poor