Does morbid obesity change outcomes after laparoscopic surgery for inflammatory bowel disease? Review of 626 consecutive cases.

@article{Krane2013DoesMO,
  title={Does morbid obesity change outcomes after laparoscopic surgery for inflammatory bowel disease? Review of 626 consecutive cases.},
  author={Mukta K. Krane and Marco Ettore Allaix and Marco Zoccali and Konstantin Umanskiy and Michele A. Rubin and Anthony Muro Villa and Roger D. Hurst and Alessandro Fichera},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={216 5},
  pages={986-96}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the impact of obesity on morbidity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are undergoing laparoscopic resections. The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes in a consecutive series of normal weight (NW), overweight (OW), and obese (OB) patients undergoing elective laparoscopic colorectal surgery for IBD. STUDY DESIGN This study is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected, Institutional Review Board-approved IBD database… CONTINUE READING