Preoperative glucocorticoid use and risk of postoperative bleeding and infection after gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity.

@article{Gribsholt2015PreoperativeGU,
  title={Preoperative glucocorticoid use and risk of postoperative bleeding and infection after gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity.},
  author={Sigrid Bjerge Gribsholt and Elisabeth Svensson and Reimar Wernich Thomsen and Bj\orn Richelsen and Henrik Toft S\orensen},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={1212-7}
}
BACKGROUND Previous research suggests that patients using glucocorticoids may be at increased risk of postoperative bleeding and infection after major surgery. The objective was to investigate the association between preoperative glucocorticoid use and risk of bleeding and infection after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB). SETTING Nationwide cohort study of 13,195 patients, who underwent RYGB 2006-2012 using Danish population-based medical databases. METHODS Information was obtained… CONTINUE READING

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