Trends in mortality in bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Buchwald2007TrendsIM,
  title={Trends in mortality in bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Henry Buchwald and Rhonda P. Estok and Kyle R Fahrbach and Deirdre K Banel and Isabella Sledge},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={621-32; discussion 632-5}
}
BACKGROUND This is the first systematic review and meta-analysis of published mortality data after bariatric surgery. METHODS The review includes all papers published in English from January 1, 1990 to April 30, 2006, identified through electronic searches in MEDLINE, Current Contents, and the Cochrane Library, supplemented by manual reference checks. All accepted studies were assigned a level of evidence (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, UK), and randomized controlled trials were… CONTINUE READING