Explore the latest in bariatric surgery, including recent advances in technologies and approaches and long-term outcomes and complications.
This cohort study examines claims data from 42 345 Medicare beneficiaries who underwent Roux-en-y gastric bypass or adjustable gastric banding to compare the association of each of the procedures with incidence of nonvertebral fracture.
A 37-year-old woman with a history of depression and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 16 years earlier presented with chronic fatigue, weight loss, irregular periods lasting 7 to 10 days, a vitamin B12 level of 149 pg/mL, and an iron level of 13 µg/dL. She reported a daily total calorie intake of less than 500 kcal and less than 20 g of protein. How do you interpret these results?
This study evaluates changes in myokine levels following bariatric surgery among adolescents and whether these changes are associated with beneficial postoperative outcomes.
This cohort study assesses sexual desire, sexual activity, satisfaction with sexual life, and the degree to which physical health limits sexual activity in a cohort of men and women in the 5 years after bariatric surgery.
This study of 14 000 propensity-matched black and white patients undergoing bariatric surgery assesses outcomes, including weight loss and complications, in subgroups of different races.
This case report describes a woman with acquired pili torti and a history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, alcohol abuse, and malnutrition who was admitted to the hospital for hepatic encephalopathy secondary to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
This analysis of the nonrandomized controlled Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study examines the incidence and type of revisional bariatric surgeries completed (banding, vertical banded gastroplasty, and gastric bypass) in 26 years of follow-up of study participants.
A 31-year-old G2P1 woman who had undergone gastric bypass 4 years prior and is 36 weeks pregnant presents with acute abdominal signs and symptoms that persist after an uncomplicated delivery; a CT scan reveals mesenteric vascular compromise. What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?
A 54-year-old man who had undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 12 years ago presented for evaluation of new-onset pancytopenia. Histopathologic examination of bone marrow aspirate showed normocellular marrow, dyserythropoiesis with vacuolized and dysplastic erythroid precursors, left-shifted granulocytic maturation, ring sideroblasts with no increase in blasts, and no cytogenic abnormalities. What would you do next?
This national cross-sectional survey of the US general population assesses the association of negative attitudes toward weight loss surgery and its subsequent use in obese patients.
This study examines whether telomeres lengthen in obese patients before and after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.
This economic evaluation study uses a simulation model to assess the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and compensated cirrhosis who have varying baseline weight.
This study examines the effectiveness and cost of gastrografin upper gastrointestinal imaging test performed on patients after a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
This survey study identifies patient self-reported preferences for risks, benefits, and other attributes of treatment options available to individuals who are candidates for bariatric surgery.
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