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The Complexities of Iron Deficiency in Patients After Bariatric Surgery

  To the Editor: Iron deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies after bariatric surgery and is often overlooked by healthcare providers when patients present with vague symptoms or laboratory results do not demonstrate straightforward iron-deficiency anemia. Thus, it is imperative that providers order tests and interpret laboratory results carefully so they can […]

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Changes in Lipid Profile of Obese Patients following Bariatric Surgery (video)

In-depth, multi-study analysis characterizes role of contemporary bariatric surgery procedures in benefiting serum lipids. Fifty years after the first reported partial-ileal bypass, metabolic surgery has an established role in achieving weight loss and reducing cardiovascular death in obese patients. Scientists have now demonstrated that it can significantly benefit the lipid profiles of these patients a […]

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Surviving Bariatric Surgery

An Uncommon Option for Surviving Bariatric Surgery: Regaining Weight! In November 2011, a 32-year-old woman was admitted to the intensive care unit for acute respiratory failure. She had felt well consistently until February (including 2 pregnancies), when she underwent a noncomplicated sleeve gastrectomy for obesity (body mass index, 47 kg/m2). Her weight gain, unrelated to […]

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Body Weight, Insulin Resistance, and Serum Adipokine Levels 2 Years after 2 Types of Bariatric Surgery

Clinically severe obesity is associated with premature death and disability from heart disease and cancer. Gastric bypass surgery is an effective tool to induce sustained weight loss and normalization of metabolic parameters. Abstract Objective Bariatric surgery reverses obesity-related comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. Several studies have already described differences in anthropometrics and body composition […]

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Obesity Surgery and Diabetes: Does a Chance to Cut Mean a Chance to Cure?

When insulin was initially discovered by Banting and Best in 1922, it was hailed as a cure for type 1 diabetes. Given the ability of insulin to reverse ketoacidosis and severe hyperglycemia, who could doubt that the ravages of type 1 diabetes would be relegated to the archives of medical history? However, within a few […]

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