This randomized clinical trial assesses the efficacy and safety of standard gastric bypass vs distal gastric bypass in patients with a BMI of 50 to 60.
This cohort study evaluates the association between preoperative clinical factors and long-term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
This cohort study compares the 5-year efficacy of gastrointestinal metabolic surgery vs medical treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus in mildly obese patients.
This study hypothesizes that safe and reasonable outcomes can be achieved when single-port laparoscopy is used before a right hemicolectomy for obese patients.
This randomized clinical trial reports that in patients with a body mass index of 50 to 60 kg/m2, duodenal switch resulted in greater weight loss and greater improvements in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose 5 years after surgery compared with gastric bypass while improvements in health-related quality of life were similar.
This retrospective cohort study found that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass resulted in greater weight loss than adjustable gastric banding but a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term subsequent hospitalizations. See also the Invited Commentary by Dimick and Finks.
Thereaux et al assess the safety of revision procedures by comparing the 30-day outcomes of primary gastric bypass vs revisions following failed adjustable gastric banding. They performed a retrospective review using logistic regression models to compute odds ratios across preoperative body mass index quartiles. See the Invited Commentary by Gagner.
Eid and coauthors investigate the safety and effectiveness of endoscopic gastric plication with the StomaphyX device in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients.
In a systematic review and meta-analysis, Chang et al examine the effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery.
Padwal et al test the importance of body mass index as a mortality predictor, identify other important mortality predictors, and construct a new parsimonious mortality prediction rule in a population eligible for bariatric surgery.