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  • Bariatric Surgery: Risks and Rewards 

    Pories, Walter J. (East Carolina University, 2008-11)
    Context: Over 23 million Americans are afflicted with severe obesity, i.e. their body mass index (in kilograms per square meter) values exceed 35. Of even greater concern is the association of the adiposity with comorbidities ...
  • Diabetes: The Evolution of a New Paradigm 

    Pories, Walter J. (East Carolina University, 2004-01)
  • Gastrogastric fistulas. A complication of divided gastric bypass surgery. 

    Cucchi, Sharon G. D.; Pories, Walter J.; MacDonald, Kenneth G. Jr.; Morgan, Elizabeth J. (East Carolina University, 1995-04)
    Objective This report warns that gastrogastric fistulas may follow the division of the stomach in bariatric surgery. Summary Background Data Although surgery is the most effective therapy for morbid obesity, the ...
  • Is type II diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) a surgical disease? 

    Pories, Walter J.; MacDonald, Kenneth G. Jr.; Flickinger, Edward G.; Dohm, G. Lynis; Sinha, Madhur K.; Barakat, Hisham A.; May, Harold J.; Khazanie, Prabhaker; Swanson, Melvin S.; Morgan, Elizabeth J.; Leggett-Frazier, Nancy; Long, Stuart D.; Brown, Brenda M.; O'Brien, Kevin F.; Caro, Jose F. (East Carolina University, 1992-06)
    Since February 1, 1980, 515 morbidly obese patients have undergone the Greenville gastric bypass (GGB) operation. Of these, 212 (41.2%) were euglycemic, 288 (55.9%) were either diabetic or had glucose intolerance, and ...
  • Mechanism for Improved Insulin Sensitivity after Gastric Bypass Surgery 

    Bikman, Benjamin Thomas; Zheng, Donghai; Pories, Walter J.; Chapman, William H. H.; Pender, John R.; Bowden, Rita C.; Reed, Melissa A.; Cortright, Ronald N.; Tapscott, Edward B.; Houmard, Joseph A.; Tanner, Charles J.; Lee, Jihyun; Dohm, G. Lynis (East Carolina University, 2008-12)
    Context: Surgical treatments of obesity have been shown to induce rapid and prolonged improvements in insulin sensitivity. Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of gastric bypass surgery and the ...
  • Who would have thought it? An operation proves to be the most effective therapy for adult-onset diabetes mellitus. 

    Pories, Walter J.; Swanson, Melvin S.; MacDonald, Kenneth G. Jr.; Long, Stuart B.; Morris, Patricia G.; Brown, Brenda M.; Barakat, Hisham A.; deRamon, Richard A.; Israel, R. Gay; Dolezal, Jeanette M.; Dohm, G. Lynis (East Carolina University, 1995-09)
    OBJECTIVE: This report documents that the gastric bypass operation provides long-term control for obesity and diabetes. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Obesity and diabetes, both notoriously resistant to medical therapy, continue ...