Ali Ardestani

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BACKGROUND With the increasing popularity of laparoscopic adjustable banding (LAGB), reoperations to treat band complications have become increasingly more common. Few studies, however, have documented the outcomes of such revisional procedures. The purpose of the present study was to compare the different reoperative approaches after LAGB placement. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The impact of bariatric surgeries on insulin-treated type 2 diabetes (I-T2D) in the general population is largely undocumented. We assessed changes in insulin treatment after bariatric surgery in a large cohort of I-T2D patients, comparing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), controlling for(More)
BACKGROUND Retrograde intussusception (RI) at the jejunojejunostomy can occur after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Although this complication is rare, it has been encountered more frequently as the number of bariatric procedures have increased. Little data is available to assist surgeons with the optimal management of this condition. Our objectives were(More)
The role of adrenalectomy in management of isolated metastatic adrenal tumors is increasingly established. Laparoscopy is becoming the preferred approach for these resections. We evaluated surgical and oncological outcomes of patients who underwent laparoscopic versus open adrenal metastasectomy and assessed the effect of such surgery on postoperative(More)
Obesity and its related co-morbidities are chronic diseases with significant associated healthcare cost. Although many procedures, diets and medications have been introduced to induce weight loss, Bariatric surgery has been established as the most effective therapy for morbid obesity. However, the outcome of such surgeries is unpredictable. Bariatric(More)
Sharing personal genetic information: the impact of privacy concern and awareness of benefit Don Heath Ali Ardestani Hamid Nemati Article information: To cite this document: Don Heath Ali Ardestani Hamid Nemati , (2016),"Sharing personal genetic information: the impact of privacy concern and awareness of benefit", Journal of Information, Communication and(More)
BACKGROUND Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is used to detect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and has been associated with increased risk of metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Bariatric procedures result in significant weight loss and a rapid resolution of T2DM. We aimed to study the impact of bariatric interventions on ALT levels in(More)
BACKGROUND The metabolic and immunologic properties of adipose tissue are linked to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lipomatous tumors, such as liposarcomas, are rare but can reach significant size. We hypothesized that some lipomatous tumors are metabolically active and can alter systemic glucose homeostasis. METHODS We performed a(More)
The editorial team of Digestive Diseases and Sciences wishes to acknowledge and thank the individuals whose names appear in the following list of reviewers for calendar year 2014. Manuscript reviews by these research scientists, clinical investigators, and members of the editorial board, are fundamental to the excellence and integrity of the journal and are(More)