Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for metabolic and heart diseases and nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized.
Contrave, a combination of naltrexone and buproprion, has been approved for long-term weight loss management in overweight and obese adults.
Metabolic syndrome is more likely to develop in postmenopausal survivors of breast cancer than in postmenopausal women who never had the disease.
Preoperative measurement of intra-abdominal visceral fat, and the ratio of intra-abdominal visceral fat to subcutaneous fat, may help predict women at greater risk for difficulties during robotic surgery.
In obese patients, laparoscopic ports should be placed more than 10 centimeters from the midline to minimize the chance of injury to epigastric vessels, according to research presented at the 41st Global Congress of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
More than 64% of the adult women in the United States are overweight or obese, and these patients pose special challenges for surgeons. New research examining outcomes and complication rates, particularly in the emerging field of robotic surgery, will allow better management of these patients, and ObGyn.net will be paying special attention to this research at AAGL 2012 in Las Vegas.
Obesity does not impact perioperative outcomes in women undergoing robotic hysterectomy, according to a recent study.
New research shows that the SIRT3 gene may contribute to obesity as well as a variety of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The study was published in the August 18th issue of Molecular Cell.
Researchers have found that obese women are twice as likely to experience failed induction of labor compared to women of normal weight. The rate of failed induction increased with increasing obesity. Further, obesity was also associated with increased neonatal morbidity—infants born to obese women were more likely to have an Apgar score of less than 7 at 5 minutes, require assisted ventilation, require use of antibiotics, and experience neonatal transfer.
Dieting plus exercise may be better than either alone for improvement in physical function in older adults who are obese, according to research published in the March 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.