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.
Look AHEAD study stopped because weight loss does not improve cardiovascular risk in obeses people with T2D http://www.ncepod.org.uk/2012bs.htm
The following articles were published at NEJM.org to coincide with presentations at The Obesity Society’s annual meeting.http://click2.nejm.org/cts/click?q=66666779%3B67733945%3BsxKMA6V7mI%2BNmWIzkB7B1ucQYpsaDX2n
Danny O. Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H. Aug 2012 Download Document
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