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What Bariatric Surgery Patients Need to Know About Acetaminophen

November 27, 2012
Acetaminophen

Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center have found that prior bariatric surgery may place patients at a higher risk for acute liver failure from acetaminophen poisoning. It is known that the overuse of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States, but researchers say that to the […]

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Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

April 23, 2012
Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Instead of reaching for their medications, obese diabetics may be better off heading to the surgeon’s office, according to the results of several new studies comparing medical therapy and bariatric surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, a condition often associated with obesity, is a disease that affects the body’s ability […]

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Bariatric Surgery Saves Money for Diabetic Patients

August 23, 2010
Bariatric Surgery Saves Money

Despite the nearly $30,000 price tag, a new study found that bariatric surgery saved money in the long run for the majority of people with diabetes. The cost savings resulted from a reduction in the use of diabetes medications and overall health care costs. According to study results, nearly 75% of diabetic patients were off […]

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