Patient-reported outcomes in bariatric surgery: a systematic review of standards of reporting.

May 21, 2013

Source: Obesity Reviews, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/obr.12041 (early view).

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Date of publication: 3rd may, 2013.

Publication type: Systematic review.

In a nutshell: This systematic review examined bariatric surgery studies that used validated patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. It found that whilst many studies used PRO measures, study design and reporting was poor and the authors suggested that more well-designed studies that include agreed PRO measures are needed to better  inform practice.

Length of publication: Not stated.

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Bariatric surgery and prevention of type 2 diabetes in Swedish obese subjects

September 7, 2012

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2012, 367 (8), p.695-704.

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Date of publication: 23rd August, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This non-randomised, prospective, controlled study examined the effects of bariatric surgery on the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Follow up of bariatric surgery patients and their matched controls noted that bariatric surgery was markedly more efficient than usual treatment of type 2 diabetes in obese patients.

Length of publication: 10 pages.

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Long-term prevention of mortality in morbid obesity through bariatric surgery. A systematic review and meta-analysis of trials performed with gastric banding and gastric bypass.

March 28, 2011

Source: Annals of Surgery, 2011, 253, (3), p.484-487.

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Date of publication: March 2011.

Publication type: Systematic review.

In a nutshell: This systematic review and meta-analysis of published clinical trials related to bariatric surgery.  The authors found  that both gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery reduced mortality, with the latter having a greater effect upon cardio-vascular related mortality.

Length of publication: 4 pages.

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Is social support associated with greater weight loss after bariatric surgery? A systematic review.

February 18, 2011

Source: Obesity Reviews, February 2011, 12 (2) p. 142-148.

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Date of publication: February 2011.

Publication type: Systematic review.

In a nutshell: This systematic review examines the impact of post-operative support groups and other forms of social support on weight loss after bariatric surgery.  The review found that current research supports the assertion that there is a positive association between post-operative support groups and weight loss.  However, the authors recommend that further research be undertaken on other forms of social support and how they may be used to improve post-operative outcomes.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

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Appropriateness Criteria for Bariatric Surgery

August 18, 2009

Source: Obesity 2009 17 (8), pg 1521-1527

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Date of publication: August 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The authors have developed a series of guidelines to assess the appropriateness of patients for bariatric surgery. Patients are assessed according to a number of criteria including age, BMI and co-morbiditities.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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