Learn about the effect of Flu vaccines during pregnancy and how gastric bypass is more likely to lead to successful weight loss than gastric banding in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Cincinnati - According to research in the New England Journal of Medicine receiving the flu vaccine during pregnancy may protect babies from infection. In a study of 340 pregnant women, researchers found that babies born to mothers who had been vaccinated had a 63% lower chance of becoming infected with influenza within the first 24 weeks after birth. Despite recommendations from the CDC, few expectant mothers currently receive the flu vaccine. From Dallas - According to research in the Annals of Surgery, gastric bypass is more likely to lead to successful weight loss and gastric banding. In a study of over 1,100 patients, 53% of those had underwent gastric bypass surgery lost 75% of their excess body weight compared to only 9.8% of patients who underwent gastric banding. The pros and cons of each procedure must be measured as bypass is a riskier surgery, and banding requires more intensive follow-up. And finally, from California - According to research in the Archives of Surgery, limiting resident surgeon's work hours can reduce complications in patients undergoing gallbladder surgery. In a study of over 1,300 procedures performed before the implementation of the 80-hour work week, and over 1,100 procedures performed after the implementation, researchers found that the number of complications reported dropped from 5% to 2%. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.