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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-04-17T12:53:14-0400
Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2, represents a significant public health issue. Dyspnea is a very common and crippling symptom in obesity. About 80% ...
Up to 300 million people have a BMI over 30kg/m2. Obesity is the cause of many serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and NAFLD. Bariatric surgery is the only effective me...
This is a prospective cohort study which aims to explore the effect of bariatric surgery on cardiac and vascular structure and function in obesity. Enrolled patients will receive the follo...
Morbid obesity (MO) is associated with several disorders such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipemia and degenerative arthropathy that require pharmacological treatment. Drug bioavai...
Nowadays obesity is emerging as a very common health problem. It has been shown in various studies that obesity may be an important risk factor for the onset and progression of knee osteoa...
Bariatric surgery is an effective and durable treatment for obesity. However, the number of patients that progress to bariatric surgery after initial evaluation remains low.
Presently, bariatric surgery is a widespread treatment for obesity and its co-morbidities. Comprehensive evidence from outcomes of bariatric surgery supported that the surgery is safe and effective. H...
Exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs) are potential biomarkers for obesity, in which they regulate biological processes. Bariatric surgery has health benefits for patients with obesity; however, the mechanisms ...
NonHispanic black patients bear a disproportionate burden of the obesity epidemic and its related medical co-morbidities. While bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity, bl...
Despite the efficacy of bariatric surgery in adolescents and the increasing rates of adolescent obesity, the use of bariatric surgery remains low. Treatment cost and length of stay (LOS) could be infl...
Surgical procedures aimed at producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.
Activities related to WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY. Treatment methods include DIET; EXERCISE; BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION; medications; and BARIATRIC SURGERY.
The discipline concerned with WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY.
Surgical procedures involving the STOMACH and sometimes the lower ESOPHAGUS to correct anatomical defects, or to treat MORBID OBESITY by reducing the size of the stomach. There are several subtypes of bariatric gastroplasty, such as vertical banded gastroplasty, silicone ring vertical gastroplasty, and horizontal banded gastroplasty.
A condition of having excess fat in the abdomen. Abdominal obesity is typically defined as waist circumferences of 40 inches or more in men and 35 inches or more in women. Abdominal obesity raises the risk of developing disorders, such as diabetes, hypertension and METABOLIC SYNDROME X.