Bariatric surgery before and after kidney transplantation: a propensity score-matched analysis

Introduction Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2 is becoming more prevalent in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).[ [1] DIWAN T.S. CUFFY M.C. LINARES-CERVANTES I. et al. Impact of obesity on dialysis and transplant and its management [J]. ] Patients with obesity are predisposed to diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephrosclerosis and … Read more

Australia’s richer areas more likely to have people working from home in pandemic, analysis finds

Areas with higher incomes in NSW and Victoria were more likely to have a higher percentage of people working from home during the pandemic, according to a Guardian Australia analysis of census data. The data provides further evidence of how differently people in areas with different socioeconomic backgrounds experienced the pandemic. Socioeconomic disadvantage tracks with … Read more

Analysis of Recent National Trends in Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment

This data note looks at national and state-by-state Medicaid and CHIP enrollment data through July 2022. After declines in enrollment from 2017 through 2019, preliminary data for July 2022 show that total Medicaid/CHIP enrollment grew to 90.0 million, an increase of 18.7 million from enrollment in February 2020 (26.3%), right before the pandemic and when … Read more

Pregnancy characteristics and outcomes after bariatric surgery: national-level analysis in the United States

Footnotes Disclosure statement: Consultation, CooperSurgical, KLS Martin, and GlaxoSmithKline (M.K.); none for others. Funding support: Ensign Endowment for Gynecologic Cancer Research (Ko.M.). The funder had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the … Read more

Runaway- Del Shannon: Meaning, Lyrics, Analysis

And I wonder where she will stay/ My little runaway… Del Shannon’s “Runaway” was cutting edge rock/pop music when it was released in 1961. The song is remarkably innovative and show’s Shannon’s fearless experimentation (along with co-writer and keyboardist Max Crook). While the lyric is not detailed, we have no doubt about the sentiment behind … Read more

Love at the Five & Dime- Nanci Griffith: Meaning, Lyrics, Analysis

Eddie was a sweet romancer, and a darn good dancer/And they’d waltz the aisles of the five and dime… Mood plays such a strong role in Nanci Griffith’s “Love at the Five & Dime”. It is essentially a love story—and overall, a happy love story—but the mood the music creates is dreary and fatalistic. Griffith … Read more

SADI-S in the United States: A First Comparative Safety Analysis of the MBSAQIP Database

Background The single anastomosis duodenoileal bypass with sleeve (SADI-S) is a relatively new bariatric procedure. In the year 2020, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) started reporting outcomes for SADI-S. Objective We aimed to study the perioperative safety of SADI-S and compare it to other established bariatric procedures utilizing the … Read more