Impact of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on iron indices: 1 year follow-up.

@article{Hakeam2009ImpactOL,
  title={Impact of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on iron indices: 1 year follow-up.},
  author={Hakeam A Hakeam and Patrick J O'Regan and Abdulrahman M Salem and Fahad Y Bamehriz and Abdelmoneim M. Eldali},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={1491-6}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been recently introduced as a stand-alone, restrictive bariatric surgery. Theoretically, LSG attenuates micronutrients deficiencies and associated complications that typically observed following malabsorptive procedures. The aim of this study was to assess iron indices and the 1-year incidence of iron deficiency in patients undergoing LSG. METHODS This was a prospective, cohort study; patients who underwent LSG from June 2007 to April 2008… CONTINUE READING
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