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2009-07-30 12:56:09

New research shows that the risks from obesity-related surgeries has dropped dramatically, and is now no riskier than having a gall bladder out, a hip replaced or most other major operations, The Associated Press reported. Safety results for gastric bands and stomach stapling at 10 U.S. hospitals specializing in these procedures from 2005 through 2007 showed that for every 1,000 patients, three died during or within a month of their surgery, and only 43 had any major complication. But only a...

2009-06-26 16:56:07

A scoring system that rates a bariatric surgery patient's risk of complications can reduce post-surgical complications by 65 percent, U.S. researchers said. The scoring system that rates a bariatric surgery patient's risk of complications on a scale of 1 to 4 can also reduce hospital re-admission rates by more than 80 percent. Researchers from Arizona devised a Metabolic Acuity Score that places surgery patients into one of four groups based on risk factors including the severity of their...

2009-06-01 14:30:00

FINAL INCHES Announces Custom Swimsuit Giveaway for Los Angeles and Orange County Locations LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With locations in Orange County and Los Angeles, FINAL INCHES, the first Medical Body Shaping Center that specializes solely in Laser Liposculpture, a minimally-invasive procedure that permanently eliminates frustrating fat, announced today that they are helping their patients get ready for summer with their custom swimsuit giveaway. www.finalinches.com "Certain...

2009-05-27 07:35:00

LAS VEGAS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Body shaping will be one of the main acts this year at THE Aesthetic Show(TM) in Las Vegas and Eleme Medical, a premier body shaping company, will be demonstrating the most effective cellulite-reduction and body sculpting procedures, SmoothShapes(R) and SmoothLipo(TM). The Company will be participating in several events during the meeting with leading experts and Jeana Keough, SmoothShapes patient and star of Bravo's mega-hit reality show, The Real...

2009-04-28 23:01:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that the average rate of post-surgical and other complications in patients who have obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, declined 21 percent between 2002 and 2006. They also found that payments to hospitals dropped by as much as 13 percent for bariatric surgery patients during that time period, in part because fewer complications meant fewer readmissions....

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2009-04-21 07:57:18

According to U.S. researchers, hospital-appointed bariatric surgery "centers of excellence" suffer as many complications and fatalities from weight-loss procedures as other medical facilities engaging in these operations, Reuters accounted on Monday.  The researchers suppose the extra expense and exertion called for by hospitals to receive such a sought-after title might not be worth it. Dr. Edward Livingston of the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, said in a...

2009-03-19 08:00:00

Body shaping (through circumferential reduction) treatment by Syneron(TM) exposed as celebrity beauty secret IRVINE, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Khloe Kardashian, celebrity and star of the E! show Keeping up with the Kardashians, receives the VelaShape(TM) (http://velashape.com) treatment for cellulite reduction and body contouring through circumferential reduction during the March 22 episode airing at 10/9c. In the episode, Khloe prepares her body for an upcoming photo shoot for a...

2009-02-20 12:00:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bariatric surgeons at Central Baptist Hospital made U.S. medical history Feb. 16 by performing a groundbreaking bariatric procedure to decrease the capacity of a patient's stomach without making a single incision into her body. This is the first incisionless procedure of its kind performed in the United States. Bariatric surgeon Peter M. Denk, M.D., performed the procedure, dubbed POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery, Endoscopy). Dr. Denk was assisted...

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2008-12-16 07:55:00

A new study comparing the long-term results of weight loss with and without gastric surgery found no difference in the ability of obese people to maintain their weight loss. However, Dr. Dale S. Bond of Brown University and his team found that those who lose weight without surgery may have to work harder to maintain their results. Bariatric surgery is widely believed to be the most reliable way for extremely obese people, those with a body mass index greater than 40 or more than 100 pounds...

2008-10-28 09:00:40

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Those patients who were most compliant with surgeon recommendations after bariatric surgery lost 35 percent more weight the first year and tend to keep more weight off even after five years, according to new patient and bariatric surgeon surveys conducted by Harris Interactive(R), for the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The survey of 208 gastric bypass patients and 201 gastric band patients found that on average...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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