Anemia after bariatric surgery cannot be explained by iron deficiency alone: results of a large cohort study.

@article{Drygalski2011AnemiaAB,
  title={Anemia after bariatric surgery cannot be explained by iron deficiency alone: results of a large cohort study.},
  author={Annette von Drygalski and Deborah A Andris and Peter R Nuttleman and Scott Jackson and John P. Klein and James R. Wallace},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={151-6}
}
BACKGROUND We sought to identify the frequency and mechanisms of anemia after bariatric surgery in a bariatric surgery program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, (Milwaukee, WI). Anemia after bariatric surgery has often been attributed to iron deficiency, although an inflammatory component might be present, making the anemia after surgery mechanistically complex. METHODS The body mass index and hemoglobin (Hb), vitamin B(12), folate, iron, and ferritin levels were extracted from the records… CONTINUE READING