Journal of Obesity

Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery


Publishing date
01 Mar 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Sep 2010

1Department of Surgery, University of Genoa School of Medicine, Genoa, Italy

2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

3Department of Visceral Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

4Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania State University, 114 Kern Building, University Park, PA, USA


Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery

Description

Obesity and its associated comorbidities are an ongoing health care problem worldwide. It is well known that obese patients are at increased risk for the development of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and other degenerative diseases. Bariatric surgery has demonstrated to achieve, on top of significant weight reduction, also long-term control of metabolic comorbidities in morbidly obese patients.

In particular, glycemic control in morbidly obese diabetic patients improves markedly within days of bariatric surgery, which suggests that the procedures have a specific effect on glucose metabolism, which is likely to be independent from weight loss per se. Restrictive and malabsorptive procedures seem to work differently and apparently do achieve a different degree of control on glucose metabolism and the different aspects of metabolic syndrome. Still, in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the effects of bariatric surgery on the metabolic comorbidities of obese patients, especially on diabetes mellitus type 2, is lacking.

We invite authors to present original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in understanding the pathophysiology of bariatric surgery in the different aspects of metabolic syndrome.

We are particularly interested in manuscripts that investigate the mechanisms involved in glycemic control after bariatric surgery in morbidly obese, diabetic patients, with a particular emphasis on the recent developments undergone also in diabetic patients with a BMI below 35 kg/m2.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical long-term efficacy of bariatric surgery on the metabolic syndrome
  • Clinical data on long-term control of glucose metabolism after bariatric surgery
  • Efficacy of bariatric surgery on glycemic control in nonmorbidly obese, diabetes type 2 patients
  • Studies on the physiology of glucose metabolism in diabetic patients submitted to bariatric surgery

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 838934
  • - Editorial

Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery

Francesco Saverio Papadia | Monica Nannipieri | ... | Robert N. Cooney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 501939
  • - Review Article

Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery: A Review

N. L. Hezelgrave | Eugene Oteng-Ntim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 860169
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Obese and Non-Obese Patients after the Duodenal Switch Operation

M. Frenken | E. Y. Cho | ... | S. Kuesters
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 435245
  • - Review Article

Tissue-Specific Effects of Bariatric Surgery Including Mitochondrial Function

Simon N. Dankel | Vidar Staalesen | ... | Lena Burri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 634614
  • - Review Article

Metabolic Bone Disease in the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Susan E. Williams
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 156164
  • - Research Article

Semiquantitative Assessment of Bowel Habits and Its Relation with Calcium Metabolism after Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Retrospective Study

E. O. Aarts | F. J. Berends | ... | D. H. Schweitzer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 765473
  • - Clinical Study

Influence of Sleeve Gastrectomy on NASH and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

W. K. Karcz | D. Krawczykowski | ... | J. M. Grueneberger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 128451
  • - Clinical Study

Fourteen-Year Long-Term Results after Gastric Banding

Christine Stroh | Ulrich Hohmann | ... | Thomas Manger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 959601
  • - Research Article

Gastric Bypass Promotes More Lipid Mobilization Than a Similar Weight Loss Induced by Low-Calorie Diet

Joel Kullberg | Magnus Sundbom | ... | Anders Karlsson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 790683
  • - Review Article

Safety, Effectiveness, and Cost Effectiveness of Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Nestor Villamizar | Aurora D. Pryor
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