The approval was based on data from 2 placebo-controlled phase 3 studies that evaluated the efficacy and safety of XaraColl for postoperative pain in 610 adults scheduled for open inguinal hernia surgery.
Patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy sometimes develop gastroesophageal reflux disease, a major risk factor for Barrett’s esophagus; therefore, researchers investigated whether patients with SG have a high rate of BE.
A team of investigators conducted a proof-of-concept study to determine if esophagogastroduodenoscopy is an aerosol-generating procedure and to identify methods for reducing the amount of aerosol generated.
A team of investigators assessed the ability of the intraprocedural functional lumen imaging probe to measure cricopharyngeal distensibility in patients undergoing endoscopy cricopharyngeal myotomy for Zenker diverticulum.
At two years after the end of the elective orthopedic surgery deferment related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a cumulative backlog of more than 1 million surgical cases in an optimistic scenario.
While obesity remains a major concern in the United States of America, both surgical and pharmaceutical interventions have been underutilized, according to results intended to be presented at Digestive Disease Week 2020.
Nonsurgical options can be used to mitigate the harm from delaying surgery, including optimizing glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes and dietary or pharmacologic interventions for weight control.
Researchers concluded that bariatric surgery is strongly associated with an increased risk for colon cancer, though further research may be needed to establish an association between bariatric surgery and an increased risk for rectal cancer.