Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus adjustable gastric banding to reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a 5-year controlled longitudinal study.

@article{Caiazzo2014RouxenYGB,
  title={Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus adjustable gastric banding to reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a 5-year controlled longitudinal study.},
  author={Robert J. Caiazzo and Guillaume Lassailly and Emmanuelle A Leteurtre and Gr{\'e}gory Baud and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Verkindt and Violeta Raverdy and David Buob and M Pigeyre and Philippe Mathurin and François Pattou},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={260 5},
  pages={893-8; discussion 898-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the long-term benefit of gastric bypass [Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)] versus adjustable gastric banding (AGB) on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in severely obese patients. BACKGROUND NAFLD improves after weight loss surgery, but no histological study has compared the effects of the various bariatric interventions. METHODS Participants consisted of 1236 obese patients (body mass index=48.4±7.6 kg/m), enrolled in a prospective longitudinal study for up to 5… CONTINUE READING