José Manuel Ramón

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Several polymorphic genes including those encoding for glutathione S-transferases (GST) have been reported to be involved in modifying lung cancer risk in smokers. The gene GSTM1 is frequently deleted in humans and a possible association between the null genotype and lung cancer risk is controversial. Another polymorphic gene of the same supergene family,(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been gaining acceptance because it has shown good short- and mid-term results as a single procedure for morbid obesity. The aim of this study was to compare short- and mid-term results between laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and LSG. METHODS Observational retrospective study from a(More)
INTRODUCTION Morbimortality after bariatric surgery varies according to patient characteristics and associated comorbidities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Obesity sugery mortality risk score scale (OS-MRS) to predict the risk of postoperative complications after bariatric surgery. METHODS A retrospective study was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery has been shown to be effective in resolving co-morbid conditions even in patients with a body mass index (BMI)<35 kg/m(2). A question arises regarding the metabolic benefits of bariatric surgery in metabolically healthy but morbidly obese (MHMO) patients, characterized by a low cardiometabolic risk. The objective of this study(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the need of vitamin D supplementation to achieve normal 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels after bariatric surgery and whether there were differences between laparoscopy sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). METHODS A total of 164 morbid obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery from January(More)
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is the most common bariatric technique. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a restrictive procedure; the metabolic and endocrine effects of which remain unknown. We compared the effects of both procedures on glucose metabolism and fasting and meal-stimulated gut hormone levels. Seven patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The volume of the gastric reservoir appears crucial to explain the success of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in the treatment of morbid obesity. The aims of this study were to describe a new, easy model to estimate gastric reservoir volume after LSG; to evaluate the volumetric changes 1 year after surgery; and to analyze their relationship(More)
BACKGROUND A substantial number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery are lost to follow-up for unknown reasons, which may cause an overestimation of the benefits of operation. The aim of this study was to identify the reasons of failure to attend controls after bariatric surgery and the relationship with poor weight loss. METHODS A retrospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery is the most effective option for the treatment of patients with a high risk of complications due to their obesity. However, it brings about a series of changes in calcium and vitamin D metabolism and an increase in resorption which lead to a loss of bone mass. AIM The objective of this study is to compare sleeve gastrectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Very few studies have compared laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) outcomes or analyzed improvement in cardiovascular risk (CVR) after bariatric surgery. None of the studies considered the Mediterranean population. Our primary objective was to compare the 10-year estimated CVR reduction achieved(More)