Search Tag: obesity

ICU Management


2013 21 May

Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional "open" transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The findings should allow more obese patients to receive kidney transplants. Patients with a body mass index (BMI)...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 16 Jul

Excess fat around the stomach has recently been identified as a risk factor for bone loss. A new study has shown that excess liver and muscle fat also may be detrimental to bone. The study, published online in the journal Radiology, found that obese people with higher levels of fat in their liver, muscle tissue and blood also have higher amounts...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 12 Dec

A significant study will have scientists investigate the genetic, dietary and social factors impacting child obesity. With childhood obesity having more than doubled in the past three decades, an extensive and long-term research project has been launched in order to identify the reason for this major increase.  Aiming to to...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 14 Mar

The number of obese people in the world has doubled in the past three decades. The obesity epidemic has long since spread to countries with moderate to low economic performance. Stopping this development is one of the goals of the 12th International Congress on Obesity (ICO). From 17th to 20th March 2014, nutritionists and scientists will convene...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 27 May

It has been twenty years since the publication in the American Journal of Cardiology of a Canadian study showing that waist circumference correlates with abdominal visceral adipose tissue, which in excess predisposes individuals to atherogenic and diabetogenic abnormalities. At the time, imaging was not widely used for clinical diagnosis of obesity,...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 17 Jun

The case of a Danish childcare worker who claims he was fired for being obese has reached the top court in the EU, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Now, judges must clarify existing European law and decide whether employers should treat obesity as a disability, entitling overweight workers to discrimination protection. The court’s ruling...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 19 Jun

With obesity on the rise, hospitals across the country are adapting to provide equal care for bariatric patients. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is leading the way in responding to the rise in obesity in the North West region, where the figure for obesity is 66%. The hospital recently installed an Artis zeeTM Multi-purpose (MP) from Siemens Healthcare,...Read more

IT Management


2014 01 Jul

Adults who regularly engage in voluntary or prescribed physical activity may still be at risk for obesity if they spend most of their waking hours sitting or reclining. The new “B-Mobile” smartphone app was designed to monitor sedentary behaviours and prompt users to move for short breaks when they have spent too much time sitting still. In a report...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 03 Sep

According to a new study from Germany discussed in a Moderated Poster session at the ESC Congress 2014 in Barcelona, obese youngsters as defined by adiposity have nearly a six-fold greater risk of hypertension as compared to those of normal weight.  The new study used body fat distribution to assess the impact of childhood body weight. 22,051...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 29 Sep

More than 4,000 extra wide seats were made to accommodate Brazil’s increasing obese population during the World Cup this year. Obesity affects nearly 20 percent of the population in Brazil and is currently classified as a disability. This and other cardiovascular issues, such as the overuse of technology, was the focus of the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology,...Read more

Pharmacy Management


2014 23 Oct

Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have identified several potent inhibitors that selectively target FTO, the fat mass and obesity-associated gene. The FTO-specific inhibitors could pave the way for the development of anti-obesity drugs and could provide individuals who are genetically predisposed to obesity a therapeutic solution....Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 28 Nov

New research has found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road. The findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure , challenge the current belief that much of the cardiovascular disease amongst overweight people is caused...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 07 Jan

According to a study published in JAMA, obese patients who received care in the Veterans Affairs health systems and underwent bariatric surgery had a lower all-cause rate of death at 5 years and up to 10 years following the procedure, as compared to those who did not have the surgery. Bariatric surgery has proven to improve weight, obesity related...Read more

Pharmacy Management


2015 20 Jan

For the first time ever, health practitioners have been provided with a clinical practice guideline for the treatment of obesity. This new tool could help them treat patients with obesity more effectively. The guideline, "Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," published by the Endocrine Society,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 06 Feb

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have tested a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based technique to better detect and evaluate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children. The new method is known as magnitude-based MRI, which was previously developed by researchers in the UC San Diego Liver Imaging Group, to estimate liver...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 18 Feb

The latest findings from EUROASPIRE IV, largest survey of coronary care in Europe, show that most coronary patients in Europe are failing to achieve their lifestyle, therapeutic and risk factor targets as set out in the latest prevention guidelines. Overall, less than half of all European patients following a heart attack are even receiving the benefits...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 09 Apr

A new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women. The use of polychlorinated pesticides such as DDT remains widespread in the environment and food supply....Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology . Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 04 Aug

According to experts at Mayo Clinic, hysterectomy may indicate early cardiovascular risk and disease in women under 35. The study is published in Menopause,  The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. The findings of the study show that women who underwent hysterectomy were much more likely to have pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 28 Aug

Parkland Hospital in Dallas has recently revamped its facilities and has redesigned its 862 single-patient rooms in the 17-story tower to accommodate obese patients.   100 rooms (approximately four per floor) are equipped with a motorised lift that can accommodate patients up to 1000 pounds. There is also a portable bariatric lift on every floor for...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 31 Aug

Starting September, the Cleveland Clinic has removed McDonalds from its cafeteria and has decided to focus on healthier food options for its hospital staff. The clinic is the nation's top hospital for heart disease and now it has decided to take this step to demonstrate its strong stance on the crisis of obesity.  “We want to demonstrate that we can...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 01 Sep

Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are the most common cause of death in Europe, resulting in over four million deaths a year (45% of all deaths) according to the latest available figures published today in the European Heart Journal. Although deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) are declining in most of Europe, there are large inequalities...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 25 Sep

According to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, obese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those with recent disease onset, should be prioritised for obesity surgery over those without type 2 diabetes.  Most healthcare systems typically prioritise obesity surgery on the basis of a person's BMI. Those with the highest...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 05 Nov

Dear Colleagues and Friends, We are delighted to announce the  5th World Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy)  which will take place on November 5-7, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. In celebration of the World  CODHy's  5th anniversary and 10th worldwide congress.  CODHy  will concentrate not only on future...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 24 Nov

An imaging study shows that the area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells. The findings suggest that obesity has a neurological disorder component and could help inform treatment of obese patients. The study, which was led by Dr. Pilar...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 30 Nov

Weight loss can help to slow the degeneration of knee cartilage for obese people, according to a new MRI study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers say that substantial weight loss can also reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Obesity is a major risk factor for osteoarthritis, a...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 02 Dec

An interventional radiology technique may be effective in treating obesity, according to the preliminary results of a study presented on Tuesday, 1 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The initial patient in the study represented the first use of left gastric artery embolisation in the Western Hemisphere...Read more

IMAGING Management


2016 28 Jan

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can increase risks of cardiovascular disease and heart failure in obese individuals, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology . Investigators say the findings add more support to the importance of dietary interventions in such patients. NAFLD — also known as hepatic steatosis — is the most...Read more

IMAGING Management


2016 21 Mar

Obesity and Diabetes to Blame in Young Patients, says SERMO poll Two thirds of a poll among U.S. doctors concluded that colon cancer screening should begin before the age of 50, while obesity and diabetes are widely blamed for an increase in cases among younger people. The poll by SERMO , the social network for physicians and largest...Read more

Cardiology Management


2016 29 Mar

New findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, IL, show that serious heart attacks are affecting younger and more obese individuals. Rates of blood pressure, diabetes and COPD are also higher in this patient group.  ST-elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI is the most severe and deadly...Read more