The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released recommendations against the use of hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women for the prevention of chronic disease. The May recommendation, released to help guide clinicians and their patients, was an update to previously released recommendations on the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
New recommendations for HRT create additional patient confusion
The exhibitor hall at the 29th annual ASMBS meeting this year represented a wide gamut of weight loss surgery vendors—from those for medical device companies to nutrition supplement providers. Below, we present our main observations.
ASMBS 2012 - Vendor floor report
Clinical sessions and papers at the ASMBS convention this year indicated widening support for sleeve gastrectomy (SG), a surgical procedure involving partial resection of the stomach.
ASMBS 2012 - Research continues to strongly support sleeve gastrectomy