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Allison Schulman: Implementing New Techniques in Gastric Bypass
As with all surgical procedures there are risks that come with gastric bypass surgery. While the procedure itself is not new there is work being done to make it more effective and longer lasting for patients who utilize this valuable weight loss option.
Obesity remains a growing problem and while gastric bypass surgery has become a viable option for many patients there is still work being done to improve the procedure.
MyCounterpane, an online gathering for the multiple sclerosis illness community, was recently featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. MyCounterpane also offers an illness community for those with mental illnesses and another for veterans.
The use of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) can enhance the efficiency of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Long-term exposure to cigarette smoke may change the structure of a patient’s airways and leave their lungs more susceptible to bacterial infection.
The new Rome IV criteria classify the functional bowel disorders into five distinct categories, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, functional diarrhea, functional abdominal bloating/distention, and unspecified functional bowel disorder. A new category for opioid-induced constipation, which is distinct from the functional bowel disorders, has been added.
Rome IV updates include more specific definitions and diagnostic criteria for functional gastroduodenal disorders such as functional dyspepsia, belching disorders, and nausea and vomiting disorders.
The Rome Foundation announced the release of updated and revised Rome IV diagnostic criteria for more than 20 different gastrointestinal disorders at DDW 2016.
Using data from four previously published studies and using mathematical models to extrapolate data to the current year, researchers at Johns Hopkins contended that medical errors were now the third leading cause of death in the US today.

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