Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Items Tagged ‘obesity’

November 18, 2011

Liver Transplant + Bariatric Surgery = the New Marshall

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Marshall Curtis was diagnosed in 2009 with end stage liver failure and cirrhosis secondary to Alpha1 Antitrypsin deficiency. Obesity and encephalopathy were additional challenges confronting the Mayo team. He was recommended for a new study program combining a transplant and bariatric surgery to improve his chances for a transplant and long term survival. Listen to […]

View full entry

Tags: 1841, 1859, 5275, 5325, 5335, bariatric surgery, encephalopathy, gastric bypass, liver failure, Marshall Curtis, Mayo Clinic, obesity

February 24, 2009

Comparison of “Gut” Microbes Offers Clues to Weight Differences

By Lynn Closway Lynn Closway (@lynn closway)

Obesity. (Got your attention?) It’s the topic of a collaborative research study involving Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and the University of Arizona.¬† The study suggests that the composition of microbes within the human gut may hold a key to at least part of the cause of obesity — and the […]

View full entry

Tags: obesity

Contact Us · Privacy Policy