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German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz recruits patients for unpublished medical research in Brazil

German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz recruits patients for unpublished medical research in Brazil

The German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, through its Institute of Education and Health Sciences (IECS), is conducting an unpublished research that intends to prove the benefits of surgical treatment in comparison to the best clinical treatment for diseases of type 2 diabetes, such as retinal, renal and neuropathic diseases. With a prediction of completion in five years, the investigation consists of performing bariatric surgery in patients with a history of Diabetes aged 15 years or less with Body Mass Index (BMI) between 30 and 35 kg / m2, without morbid obesity, and presenting "We will focus on these types of complications because they are the ones with the highest incidence among people with diabetes - retinal diseases in diabetics, for example, are the leading cause of blindness in the world. , can progress to more serious injuries, compromising large vessels, "explains surgeon general Ricardo Cohen, principal investigator of the research and coordinator of the Center for Obesity and Diabetes of the German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz. The technique used will be the gastric bypass (or Roux-en-Y), in which the stomach is stapled and the initial bowel bypass is used to change the transit of food.

The expectation is that the symptoms regress partially or completely after the procedure. "If the thesis, based on reports in the medical literature, is proven, it will be possible to envisage a change of policy in public health, since surgical treatment will prove to be more economical and possibly more effective than the clinical one in the long term," he says. Ricardo Cohen.

The search is in the recruitment phase. Patients who meet the criteria and are interested in participating should contact us by e-mail:

[email protected] . Another research, also conducted by IECS of the German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz and coordinated by Ricardo Cohen, demonstrated the control of type 2 diabetes in patients with mild obesity and overweight through metabolic intervention. Published in the prestigious scientific journal Diabetes Care, its results showed that 88% of patients had the disease completely reversed and 11% decreased the use of medications. Both investigations were approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the HAOC and the Scientific Committee of the IECS. About the German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz

The German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, one of the largest hospitals in Latin America, is a reference in services of high complexity, focusing on Circulatory, Digestive, Osteomuscular and Oncological Diseases. Founded in 1897 by a group of German-speaking immigrants, the Hospital has one of the largest casuistics in the country and focuses its efforts on the permanent search for excellence in comprehensive, individualized and qualified patient care, as well as investing heavily in scientific development through teaching and research. With more than 96 thousand m² of constructed area, the Hospital has 327 beds of hospitalization, being 22 operating rooms, 44 beds in the Unit of Intensive Care and 24 Hour Emergency Care. In addition, does it offer one of the most qualified assistance in the country and renowned Clinical Body, so that patients have access to the highest standards of quality and safety in care, certified by Joint Commission International (JCI) certification? the world's leading health accreditation agency.


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