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Risk for Hospital Readmission following Bariatric Surgery
Background and Objectives Complications resulting in hospital readmission are important concerns for those considering bariatric surgery, yet present understanding of the risk for these events isExpand
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Bariatric Surgery Outcomes in the Elderly: An ACS NSQIP Study
IntroductionMortality and complications following bariatric surgery occur at acceptable rates, but its safety in the elderly population is unknown. We hypothesized that short-term operative outcomesExpand
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Benefits and complications of the duodenal switch/biliopancreatic diversion compared to the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
BACKGROUND Despite providing superb excess weight loss and increased resolution of comorbid diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, compared to other bariatric procedures, the duodenal switch/Expand
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Comparative effectiveness of bariatric surgery and nonsurgical therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and body mass index <35 kg/m2.
BACKGROUND Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients with a body mass index (BMI) <35 kg/m(2) have been an active area of investigation. We examined the comparative effectiveness of Roux-en-Y gastricExpand
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Case-Matched Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in the Morbidly Obese Patient
Objective: To compare the relative efficacy of medical management, the duodenal switch (DS), and the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) to the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for treatmentExpand
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Efficacy of the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Compared to Medically Managed Controls in Meeting the American Diabetes Association Composite End Point Goals for Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
BackgroundThe treatment goals recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus include hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) <7.0%, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)Expand
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Routine upper gastrointestinal imaging is superior to clinical signs for detecting gastrojejunal leak after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
BACKGROUND There are myriad symptoms and signs of gastrojejunal leak; prompt recognition is essential. Many surgeons use clinical predictors to guide selective use of upper gastrointestinal imagingExpand
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Does Concomitant Cholecystectomy at Time of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Impact Adverse Operative Outcomes?
BackgroundWe hypothesized that patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) with concomitant cholecystectomy (RYGB + C) would be at greater risk for adverse events compared to patientsExpand
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Management of the metabolic/bariatric surgery patient.
There is currently a global pandemic of obesity and obesity-engendered comorbidities; in particular, certain major chronic metabolic diseases (eg, type 2 diabetes) which markedly reduce lifeExpand
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Effects on GLP-1, PYY, and leptin by direct stimulation of terminal ileum and cecum in humans: implications for ileal transposition.
BACKGROUND We do not have a unified, scientifically tested theory of causation for obesity and its co-morbidities, nor do we have explanations for the mechanics of the metabolic/bariatric surgeryExpand
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