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Bariatric surgery care

(November 2012)
 

The National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths has published 'Too lean a service: a review of the care of patients who

underwent bariatric surgery'.
 

The aim of the qualitative study was to describe variability and identify remediable factors in the process of care (from referral to follow-up) for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. The study found examples of inadequate processes from start to finish including the basics, such as giving patients dietary advice and education before decisions to operate are taken. There were concerns about extremely poor consent procedures in some hospitals and lack of

psychological counselling prior to treatment. The report also identified a wide variation in advertising standards, which tend to portray surgery only in a very positive light.

 


 

Other Evidence


  • Bariatric surgery
    06/25/2012 07:38:00 AM: addition of bariatric surgery to intensive medical therapy associated with improved glycemic control and weight loss in obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (N Engl J Med 2012 Apr 26)

  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
    06/25/2012 07:38:00 AM: addition of bariatric surgery to intensive medical therapy associated with improved glycemic control and weight loss in obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (N Engl J Med 2012 Apr 26)

  • Rosiglitazone
    06/25/2012 05:27:00 AM: addition of rosiglitazone to metformin may increase duration of glycemic control in children and adolescents with recent-onset type 2 diabetes (N Engl J Med 2012 Jun 14)

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Documents

NEJM on he FDA\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Assessment of Two Drugs for Chronic Weight Management

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NEJM Bariatric Surgery — From Treatment of Disease to Prevention?

Danny O. Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H. Aug 2012 Download Document

NEJM Bariatric Surgery and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in Swedish Obese Subjects

Lena M.S. Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D., Markku Peltonen, Ph.D., Sofie Ahlin, M.D., Åsa Anveden, M.D., Claude Bouchard, Ph.D.,Björn Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D., Peter Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D., Hans Lönroth, M.D., Ph.D., Cristina Maglio, M.D.,Ingmar Näslund, M.D., Ph.D., Carlo Pirazzi, M.D., Stefano Romeo, M.D., Ph.D., Kajsa Sjöholm, Ph.D.,Elisabeth Sjöström, M.D, Hans Wedel, Ph.D., Per-Arne Svensson, Ph.D., and Lars Sjöström, M.D., Ph.D. Download Document