Christel A.L. de Raaff

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BACKGROUND Important endpoints of bariatric surgery are weight loss and improvement of comorbidities, of which obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the highest accompanying comorbidity (70%). This study aimed to evaluate the influence of OSA on weight loss after bariatric surgery and to provide predictive factors for insufficient weight loss (defined as ≤50%(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the influence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on postoperative cardiopulmonary complications in bariatric surgery patients. METHODS PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane central register databases were searched. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement was used for reviewing. RESULTS Thirteen(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is increasingly being performed worldwide. It is estimated that trocar port hernias occur more often in obese patients due to their obesity and because the ports are not closed routinely. The aim of the present study was to analyze the incidence, risk factors, and management of patients with trocar port hernias(More)
BACKGROUND Around 10 % of the bariatric surgery patients experience postoperative complications (<30 days). It could be hypothesized that complications influence postoperative weight loss, which is one of the most important endpoints of bariatric surgery. Therefore, this study inventoried the effect of complications on postoperative weight loss. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND To examine the influence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the quality of life (QoL) in bariatric surgery. METHODS All patients who underwent a laparoscopic Roux-and-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), preoperative poly(somno)graphy and completed an Impact of Weight on QoL-Lite questionnaire before and after surgery were included. RESULTS A total of(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) is increasing worldwide, with over 500,000 cases performed every year. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is present in 35%-94% of MBS patients. Nevertheless, consensus regarding the perioperative management of OSA in MBS patients is not established. OBJECTIVES To provide consensus based(More)
BACKGROUND There is an overall complication rate of 6.3%-10% after bariatric surgery. After ruling out anatomic/physical causes, there is a substantial group of patients who develop unexplained postsurgical abdominal pain. OBJECTIVES To inventory the prevalence of unexplained abdominal pain after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with severe obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might decide to undergo bariatric surgery to improve this disease or, more specifically, to become independent of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which is generally indicated in case of moderate and severe OSA. Knowledge of this topic is important for patient(More)