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CONTEXT The duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) is a device that mimics the intestinal portion of gastric bypass surgery and has been shown to improve glucose metabolism rapidly in obese subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). OBJECTIVE To assess the safety of the DJBL and to evaluate its potential to affect glycemic control beneficially in subjects with(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery frequently results in the resolution of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). One of the many factors that could explain such findings is the duodenal exclusion of the alimentary tract. To test this hypothesis, a surgical model that induces glycemic control without significant weight loss would be ideal. In the present study, we(More)
Gastric bypass surgery causes resolution of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), which has led to the hypothesis that upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract diversion, itself, improves glycemic control. The purpose of this study was to determine whether UGI tract bypass without gastric exclusion has therapeutic effects in patients with T2DM. We performed a prospective trial(More)
One of the most feared complications in the removal of moderate-sized or large sessile polyps is colonic perforation. Complete colonoscopic total excision of these kinds of polyps can be safely undertaken using laparoscopic assistance, which enables prompt diagnosis and treatment of perforation. Laparoscopy-assisted endoscopic polyp excision can be safely(More)
Bariatric surgery use is largely governed worldwide by a 1991 National Institutes of Health consensus statement that advocates BMI as the primary operative criterion and restricts surgery to severely obese patients. These guidelines have been enormously valuable in standardising practice, thereby facilitating accumulation of a copious database of(More)
OBJECTIVE Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) ameliorates type 2 diabetes in severely obese patients through mechanisms beyond just weight loss, and it may benefit less obese diabetic patients. We determined the long-term impact of RYGB on patients with diabetes and only class I obesity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-six consecutively selected diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Interventional techniques in endoscopy such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) have greatly increased since laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become widespread; mainly these techniques deal with common bile duct stones. Fluoroscopy is usually employed, and chronic exposure to X-ray, in spite of the relative low dose, can lead(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with a body mass index (BMI) < 35 kg/m(2) who are obese, have uncontrolled co-morbidities, and have tried to lose weight with no success do not meet the "traditional" criteria for obesity surgery, and no other treatment is being offered to them. METHODS A total of 37 obese patients (30 women and 7 men) had been undergoing clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Super-obese patients can achieve adequate weight loss with long limb Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). These patients, however, might need longer intestinal limbs to control co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders, hypertension, sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disorder. METHODS A total of 105 patients with a body mass(More)