Need for standardization of the measurement of preoperative weight in bariatric surgical patients in the UK: A survey of British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) members.

@article{Ariyarathenam2012NeedFS,
  title={Need for standardization of the measurement of preoperative weight in bariatric surgical patients in the UK: A survey of British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) members.},
  author={Arun V Ariyarathenam and Dimitrios J. Pournaras and Ji Chung Tham and I. Dr W. A. Finlay and Ariane Cota},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={598-600}
}
BACKGROUND Weight loss is the most commonly used metric in comparing outcomes after bariatric surgery. This is frequently presented in the form of percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL). Patients' weight is measured at several time points prior to surgery. The time point selected as the preoperative weight can have significant effects upon the measurement of %EWL. This study aimed to investigate whether there was any standardization in the selection of preoperative weight amongst UK bariatric… CONTINUE READING

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