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Weight Loss and Health Status 3 Years after Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents.
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery is increasingly considered for the treatment of adolescents with severe obesity, but few prospective adolescent-specific studies examining the efficacy and safety ofExpand
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Perioperative outcomes of adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery: the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) study.
IMPORTANCE Severe obesity in childhood is a major health problem with few effective treatments. Weight-loss surgery (WLS) is being used to treat severely obese adolescents, although with very limitedExpand
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Risk-Taking Behaviors of Adolescents With Extreme Obesity: Normative or Not?
OBJECTIVE: Present first published data detailing high-risk behaviors of adolescent high school students (HSS) with extreme obesity (BMI ≥ 99th percentile for age and gender) compared with healthyExpand
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Baseline BMI is a strong predictor of nadir BMI after adolescent gastric bypass.
OBJECTIVE Surgical treatment of extreme obesity may be appropriate for some adolescents. We hypothesized that surgical weight loss outcomes may differ by preoperative level of extreme obesity (bodyExpand
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High Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Little is known about the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among severely obese adolescents or factors that determine its development. We investigated theExpand
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Adolescent Suicidal Behavior Across the Excess Weight Status Spectrum
Relative suicidal behavioral risks (ideation, attempts) for overweight, obese, and extremely obese adolescents (vs. healthy weight) and who did/did not accurately perceive themselves as overweightExpand
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Long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents with severe obesity (FABS-5+): a prospective follow-up analysis.
BACKGROUND Little is known about the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery for severe adolescent obesity, raising questions about the durability of early responses to surgery. We aimed to analyseExpand
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Five-Year Outcomes of Gastric Bypass in Adolescents as Compared with Adults.
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery results in weight loss and health improvements in adults and adolescents. However, whether outcomes differ according to the age of the patient at the time of surgery isExpand
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Adherence to vitamin supplementation following adolescent bariatric surgery
Objective: Adolescents with extreme obesity, who have undergone bariatric surgery, must adhere to many lifestyle and nutritional recommendations, including multivitamin therapy. Little is known aboutExpand
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Factors associated with long-term weight-loss maintenance following bariatric surgery in adolescents with severe obesity
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:Bariatric surgery produces robust weight loss, however, factors associated with long-term weight-loss maintenance among adolescents undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeryExpand
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