Prevalence of iron, folate, and vitamin B12 deficiency anemia after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

@article{VargasRuz2008PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of iron, folate, and vitamin B12 deficiency anemia after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.},
  author={{\'A}ngel Gabriel Vargas-Ru{\'i}z and Gabriela Hern{\'a}ndez-Rivera and Miguel F Herrera},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={288-93}
}
BACKGROUND One of the most common bariatric operations is the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) in which the gastric capacity is restricted and the absorption by the small intestine is reduced. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of iron, folate, and vitamin B12 deficiency anemia in patients undergoing LRYGBP. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical records of 30 patients who underwent LRYGBP between July 2003 and January 2005 and had a minimum follow up of 24 months… CONTINUE READING
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