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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy evolved as a primary bariatric procedure without data on longer term outcomes. Our objective was to measure the weight changes and quality of life after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at a university hospital. METHODS The patients scheduled follow-up visits for clinical measurements, blood sampling, and form(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy evolved as a primary bariatric procedure with little information on its nutritional effects. Our objective was to assess the longer term micronutrient and vitamin status after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at a university hospital. METHODS Measurements of ferritin, iron, total iron binding capacity, hemoglobin,(More)
BACKGROUND Since there is an increasing acceptance of the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and limited information regarding its effect on cardiac risk factors, we assessed lipid profiles. METHODS A retrospective review of patient records pre and post LSG was performed. Analysis of variance evaluated group differences and paired t tests compared(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in excess weight loss, body mass index (BMI) change, and body composition have been related to different types of bariatric procedures. Our objective was to explore these alterations related to body mass in superobese (SO) and morbidly obese (MO) patients in a university hospital setting. METHODS Patients provided written informed(More)
Oesophageal achalasia is a rare, but serious condition in which the motility of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) is inhibited. This disorder of idiopathic aetiology complicates the peristaltic function and relaxation of the LES that may cause symptoms such as dysphagia, epigastric pain, and regurgitation of an obstructed food. The following case(More)
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