A study presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery found that bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of severe cardiovascular events and death in sleep apnea patients with obesity.
Category: Bariatric Surgery
Patients who were denied bariatric surgery for insurance reasons developed a slew of new obesity-related diseases and conditions, including sleep apnea, within 3 years of follow-up, according to a new study presented at the 27th Annual MeetingRead More
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute announced a call for applications for a new research program involving sleep diseases. The new program (R01) will deteRead More
While short-term complications and death rates are low following bariatric surgery, according to the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS-1), patients with a preoperative history of sleep apnea remain at a greater risk of complicationRead More
A new study by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found the average rate of postsurgical and other complications in patients who underwent bariatric surgery declined 21% between 2Read More