Esam Batayyah

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OBJECTIVE Evaluate the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remission and metabolic risk factors. BACKGROUND Although the impressive antidiabetic effects of bariatric surgery have been shown in short- and medium-term studies, the durability of these effects is uncertain. Specifically, long-term remission rates following(More)
INTRODUCTION Age, superobesity, and cardiopulmonary comorbidities define patients as high risk for bariatric surgery. We evaluated the outcomes following bariatric surgery in extremely high-risk patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Among 3240 patients who underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery at a single academic center from January 2006 through June 2012,(More)
Introduction: Adult idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (AIHPS) is a rare entity. The most common clinical symptom is abdominal distention relieved by vomiting. There are several treatment modalities for relief of the pyloric obstruction. Case Description/Technique: A 43-year-old woman presented with a long history of epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting,(More)
AIM High-fat diets are known to contribute to the development of obesity and related co-morbidities including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The accumulation of hepatic lipid may increase endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and contribute to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and metabolic disease. We hypothesized that bariatric surgery would counter(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is an epidemic on the rise. Increasing body mass index (BMI) has been associated with a number of comorbid diseases, including rarely reported motility disorders such as achalasia. Motility disorders are prevalent in obese patients, possibly more prevalent when compared to the nonobese population. Identification of motility disorders is(More)
Objective: Evaluate the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remission and metabolic risk factors. Background: Although the impressive antidiabetic effects of bariatric surgery have been shown in shortand medium-term studies, the durability of these effects is uncertain. Specifically, long-term remission rates following bariatric(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is common among systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. An increased perioperative risk after major surgery in SLE has been reported. The aim of this study was to describe postoperative outcomes among SLE patients undergoing bariatric surgery. METHODS Charts were reviewed to identify patients with an active diagnosis of SLE before(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity is associated with low-grade chronic inflammation. We hypothesized that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery would reduce activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome in metabolically active adipose tissue (AT) of obese rats, and this change would be related to decreases in body weight and improved glycemic control. METHODS Omental,(More)
Background: Implementation of a multidisciplinary conference (MC) attended by medical, surgical, nutrition, bioethics, and psychology specialists may help identify treatment plans for bariatric surgery candidates with a high-risk psychiatric profile. Methods: Data were assessed for all bariatric candidates evaluated by the MC in an academic center between(More)
BACKGROUND As laparoscopic techniques and instrumentation advance, bariatric surgery has begun to be performed through smaller incisions and fewer ports. Since the visualization of the dorso-lateral portion of the left liver lobe is critical for most bariatric procedures, surgeons have developed various techniques for providing adequate liver retraction(More)
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