Tag: bariatric surgery

1. In this randomized clinical trial, patients who received bariatric surgery were nearly 7 times more likely to achieve at least 30% reduction in the total number of hypertensive medications and nearly 20 times more likely to achieve blood pressure control without medications compared to those who did not...
1. Bariatric surgery for patients with obesity and end-stage kidney disease was associated with lower all-cause mortality at 5 years. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Obesity and end-stage kidney disease are significant causes of mortality and morbidity in North America, and represents a significant burden to the healthcare system.  Bariatric Surgery...
Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study 1. In patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection within 7 days before or 30 days after surgery, significant mortality was observed, and perioperative pulmonary complications occurred in more than half the patients. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Current...
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with significant bone loss and may increase fracture risk as a result. This is in contrast to other bariatric procedures, such as adjustable gastric banding (AGB), which has not been found to confer the same fracture risk to date. In this retrospective cohort...
Association between incidence exposure to benzodiazepines in early pregnancy and risk of spontaneous abortion Previous studies have shown that benzodiazepine use in early pregnancy is associated with spontaneous abortion (SA). The association between specific benzodiazepines and the risk of SA, however, has not been investigated. In this nested case-control study...
1. Over one quarter of patients required revision surgery (including conversion to another procedure, corrective surgery, and reversal surgery) after initial bariatric surgery in a cohort of Swedish patients. 2. Revision surgery was much less common after gastric bypass compared with banding or vertical banded gastroplasty. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good). Study...
1. Patients who received gastric bypass surgery had lower rates of diabetic neuropathy at follow up that remained stable throughout the study. 2. Bariatric surgery was associated with lower rates of diabetic retinopathy compared to usual care. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Bariatric surgery has been shown to have significant...
1. Bariatric surgery significantly reduced and sustained glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels compared to medical therapy at five-year follow-up. 2. Both gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy were associated with a significantly higher degree of sustained weight loss, reduced use of cardiovascular and glucose-lowering medications, and improvement in quality of life (QOL)...
1. In this multi-center, prospective cohort study, adolescent patients undergoing bariatric surgery demonstrated improved functional mobility and reduced subjective musculoskeletal pain post-operatively at 6, 12, and 24 months. 2. The longer term effects of these changes, however, are not well characterized at this point, given the predisposition for weight gain...
1. Bariatric surgery was associated with clinically significant improvements in bodily pain, physical function, joint pain, and joint function at 1 year post-surgery. 2. Although bodily pain and physical function declined between post-surgery year 1 and 3, the rates remained improved when compared to each patient’s baseline function prior to...