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No surgical innovation without evaluation: the IDEAL recommendations
Surgery and other invasive therapies are complex interventions, the assessment of which is challenged by factors that depend on operator, team, and setting, such as learning curves, qualityExpand
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Weight change and health outcomes at 3 years after bariatric surgery among individuals with severe obesity.
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 knownExpand
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Early mortality among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing bariatric surgical procedures.
CONTEXT Case series demonstrate that bariatric surgery can be performed with a low rate of perioperative mortality (0.5%), but the rate among high-risk patients and the community at large is unknown.Expand
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Impact of gastric bypass operation on survival: a population-based analysis.
BACKGROUND Bariatric procedures are increasingly performed but their impact on survival is unknown. STUDY DESIGN We evaluated short- and longterm mortality rates of patients undergoing gastricExpand
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Intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common bile duct injury during cholecystectomy.
CONTEXT Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) may decrease the risk of common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy by helping to avoid misidentification of the CBD. OBJECTIVE ToExpand
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Have Outcomes of Incisional Hernia Repair Improved With Time?: A Population-Based Analysis
ObjectiveTo determine if certain outcomes of incisional hernia repair have improved in recent eras. Summary Background DataTechnological developments have been reported to improve outcomes in theExpand
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Bile duct injury during cholecystectomy and survival in medicare beneficiaries.
CONTEXT Common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy is a significant source of patient morbidity, but its impact on survival is unclear. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the relation between CBDExpand
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Gastric bypass surgery vs intensive lifestyle and medical intervention for type 2 diabetes: the CROSSROADS randomised controlled trial
Aims/hypothesisMounting evidence indicates that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) ameliorates type 2 diabetes, but randomised trials comparing surgical vs nonsurgical care are needed. With aExpand
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Eating behavior and eating disorders in adults before bariatric surgery.
OBJECTIVE To describe eating patterns, prevalence of problematic eating behaviors, and determine factors associated with binge eating disorder (BED), before bariatric surgery. METHOD BeforeExpand
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Primary Anastomosis or Hartmann’s Procedure for Patients With Diverticular Peritonitis? A Systematic Review
PURPOSEThis systematic literature review was designed to summarize and compare the reported outcomes of one-stage and two-stage operations for the treatment of perforated diverticulitis withExpand
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