Pre-operative predictors of weight loss at 1-year after Lap-Band surgery.

@article{Dixon2001PreoperativePO,
  title={Pre-operative predictors of weight loss at 1-year after Lap-Band surgery.},
  author={J. Brandon Dixon and Maureen E. Dixon and Paul E O'Brien},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          200-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The authors studied a range of preoperative factors for their predictive value of effectiveness of Lap-Band placement, using the percentage of excess weight loss at 1-year as the outcome measure (%EWL1). METHODS All factors were measured and recorded prior to surgery. Factors included: patient demographics, family, medical and weight history. Laboratory measures and the responses to the SF-36 Health Survey were also assessed. Factors were assessed for correlation with %EWL1… CONTINUE READING
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