Predictors of complication and suboptimal weight loss after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a series of 188 patients.

@article{Perugini2003PredictorsOC,
  title={Predictors of complication and suboptimal weight loss after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a series of 188 patients.},
  author={Richard A. Perugini and Robin Mason and Donald R. Czerniach and Yuri W. Novitsky and Stephen K Baker and Demetrius E. M. Litwin and John P. J. Kelly},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={138 5},
  pages={
          541-5; discussion 545-6
        }
}
HYPOTHESIS An analysis of patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) may identify factors predictive of complication and of suboptimal weight loss. DESIGN Inception cohort. SETTING Metropolitan university hospital. PATIENTS One hundred eighty-eight consecutive patients with severe obesity who met National Institutes of Health consensus guidelines for bariatric surgery. INTERVENTIONS Laparoscopic RYGB. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Complications requiring therapeutic… CONTINUE READING
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