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Stomach Bypass

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By Brooke Manor Endocrinology
Anita P Courcoulas, Nicholas J Christian, Steven H Belle, Paul D Berk, David R Flum, Luis Garcia, Mary Horlick, Melissa A Kalarchian, Wendy C King, James E Mitchell, Emma J Patterson, John R Pender, Alfons Pomp, Walter J Pories, Richard C Thirlby, Susan Z Yanovski, Bruce M Wolfe
IMPORTANCE: Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥35) is associated with a broad range of health risks. Bariatric surgery induces weight loss and short-term health improvements, but little is known about long-term outcomes of these operations. OBJECTIVE: To report 3-year change in weight and select health parameters after common bariatric surgical procedures. DESIGN AND SETTING: The Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Consortium is a multicenter observational cohort study at 10 US hospitals in 6 geographically diverse clinical centers...
December 11, 2013: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Paul E O'Brien, Leah Brennan, Cheryl Laurie, Wendy Brown
BACKGROUND: Proven short-term effectiveness of obesity therapy should be re-evaluated in the long-term. The objective of this paper is to determine the long-term (10 years) outcome for patients from a randomised controlled trial (RCT). METHODS: A RCT in 2002 compared laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) for obesity with non-surgical therapy. Follow-up has been conducted at 10 years. Eighty patients (BMI 30-35) were randomised to a non-surgical or a surgical program...
September 2013: Obesity Surgery
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