Tuesday March 31, 2020

Here’s Why Weight Loss Surgery May Increase The Risk of Bone Fractures

Increased risk of fracture is a serious side effect that should be taken into account when selecting surgical procedures and it should also be kept in mind during post-operative follow-up in patients who have undergone gastric bypass

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gastric bypass surgery increases the long-term risk of fracture, both compared with non-surgical obesity care and compared two other bariatric surgery methods . Pixabay

Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery may face an elevated risk of bone fractures, say researchers.

The study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, included 2,007 Swedish patients with obesity who were treated with weight loss surgery (either gastric bypass, gastric banding, or vertical banded gastroplasty) and 2,040 matched patients who did not undergo surgery.

“Our results show that gastric bypass surgery increases the long-term risk of fracture, both compared with non-surgical obesity care and compared two other bariatric surgery methods used in our study,” said lead author Sofie Ahlin from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

For the findings, the research team wanted to investigate the association between different bariatric surgery procedures and fracture risk.

According to the researchers, over a median follow-up of between 15 and 18 years for the different treatment groups, the highest incidence rate for fractures was seen in the gastric bypass group.

Rates were 22.9 per 1,000 person-years in this group, compared with 10.4, 10.7, and 9.3 per 1,000 person-years for the vertical banded gastroplasty, gastric banding, and control groups, respectively, the study said.

The researchers found that the fracture risk in the gastric bypass group was 2.58-times higher than in the control group, 1.99-times higher than in the gastric banding group, and 2.15-times higher than in the vertical banded gastroplasty group.

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Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery may face an elevated risk of bone fractures, say researchers. Pixabay

“Increased risk of fracture is a serious side effect that should be taken into account when selecting surgical procedures and it should also be kept in mind during post-operative follow-up in patients who have undergone gastric bypass,” Ahlin added.

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The University of Gothenburg is the third-oldest of the current Swedish universities and with 37,000 students and 6,000 staff members it is one of the largest universities in the Nordic countries. (IANS)

 

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Update Your Roofing Company with the Right Software

Being able to take photos of the job site means knowing exactly what you are getting into when it comes to repairing or replacing the roof

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Technology has touched every aspect of our lives, and the roofing industry is no different. Pixabay

The basic process of repairing or replacing a roof hasn’t changed much in the last several decades. It still requires someone getting on top of a house or building and physically adding shingles or other roofing materials. While there’s an art to this process and a good roofer can get the job done in no time at all, there are other aspects of roofing that can be brought into the current century. This includes adding roofing software to your business.

Technology has touched every aspect of our lives, and the roofing industry is no different. It may not have come up with a new way of adding shingles, but it can help in other aspects of the industry. Here are some ways that roofing software can have a positive impact on your business.

Track Your Jobs and Manage Production

When it comes to your roofing company, you probably have multiple jobs going on at one time. While it’s a good thing to have a lot of business, it can be challenging to keep track of each project. When you have the right software, you’ll be able to manage and track all of your roofing jobs. With a drag and drop feature, you’ll also be able to quickly and easily organize each project so that you know where you or your employees are in the process. This can also help you follow up to get new roofing jobs or collect payment when a project is finished.

Capture and Upload Photos

Being able to take photos of the job site means knowing exactly what you are getting into when it comes to repairing or replacing the roof. If you have the right roofing software, after taking those photos, you’ll be able to upload them into the job profile or share them with others. This can be incredibly beneficial if your clients are interested in seeing the amount of damage that has impacted their roof or if you need to share the photos with insurance adjusters or subcontractors. With the right software, you’ll be able to share photos quickly and easily before you leave the jobsite.

Reduce Profit Loss and Risk of Injury

Having the right technology to bring your roofing company into the current century means having software that can quickly and accurately take aerial measurements of your roofing jobs. This can save you from having to climb onto the roof, which increases your risk of injury. It can also reduce the chances of misreading your measurements and writing down the wrong number, which can lead to ordering the wrong amount of supplies.

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Being able to take photos of the job site means knowing exactly what you are getting into when it comes to repairing or replacing the roof. Pixabay

Getting these measurements is easy and are often only a click away. Not only will this preserve your money, but it can also help you make money. If you don’t have to spend as much time at each job location taking measurements by hand, you can measure and bid a lot more jobs. 

Impress Customers

The vast majority of customers that you will be working with will have the most current technology. If you want to impress them and look professional, sending them an estimate or invoice to their email could accomplish that task. You can even collect payments online, which means that you’ll get your money faster and make life more convenient for your customers.

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There are parts of the roofing industry that will always remain unchanged. However, other parts will evolve and advance, including the ways in which you interact with customers. Update your company by incorporating the latest in roofing software and watch your business grow.