Reporting Weight Loss 2007

Obesity Surgery (Impact Factor: 3.74). 06/2007; 17(5):565-8. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-007-9116-0
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: After Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a substantial number of patients do not achieve successful long-term weight loss. In cases of loss of restriction, the application of an adjustable gastric band ("salvage banding") over the gastric pouch, or gastrojejunostomy, could prevent weight regain or increase weight loss. The objective of this literature review is to provide an overview of the studies that report the effect of salvage banding after failed RYGB. METHODS: A systemic literature search was conducted in PubMed, Google Scholar, Medline, the Cochrane Library, and the online websites of specific bariatric surgery journals to identify all relevant studies describing salvage banding after failed RYGB. RESULTS: Seven studies, with a total of 94 patients, were included for a systemic literature review. Inclusion criteria for salvage banding varied from unsuccessful weight loss to technical pouch failure. After salvage banding, all studies reported further weight loss, varying from 55.9%-94.2% excess body mass index loss (EBMIL) after 12-42 months of follow-up. In the included study group, 18% (17/94) of the patients developed long-term complications requiring a re-revision in 17% (16/94) of the cases. CONCLUSION: The results of all 9 studies that were included in this review report a further increase in weight loss after salvage banding for failed RYGB. In case of insufficient weight loss or technical pouch failure after RYGB, all reports suggest that salvage banding is a safe and feasible revisional procedure. Prospective studies are necessary to determine to the success of direct application of an adjustable gastric band in primary RYGB.
    Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 08/2012; 8(6). DOI:10.1016/j.soard.2012.07.019 · 4.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Assess the lifestyle habits, including food patterns, of patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and to identify predictive factors in weight loss and regain. Obese patients (100) who underwent RYGB from 1998 to 2008 were included. Dietary habits were assessed by using 24 h dietary recall and the Food Frequency Questionnaire. Rates of weight regain and the percentage of excess weight loss (EWL) were calculated. Patients were also asked whether they attended nutritional follow-up visits after the operation and about the type and regularity of physical activities. The mean age was 45.1 ± 9.9 y, and the majority of the patients were women (84%). Mean EWL was 59.1 ± 20.3%. Weight regain was seen in 56% of the patients with 29% of the patients having regained over 10.1% of the minimum weight reached after RYGB. Weight regain increased significantly with time after surgery (up to 2 y: 14.7%; from 2 to 5 y: 69.7%; over 5 y: 84.8%). Poor diet quality characterized by excessive intake of calories, snacks, sweets, and fatty foods was statistically higher among those who regained weight. Sedentary lifestyle and lack of nutritional counseling follow-up were also significantly associated with regaining weight. Despite satisfactory results of EWL, the patients did not properly maintain the lost weight, mainly after 5 y postsurgery. Major factors that influenced this weight gain were poor diet quality, sedentary lifestyle, and lack of nutritional counseling follow-up.
    Nutrition 08/2011; 28(1):53-8. DOI:10.1016/j.nut.2011.01.011 · 3.05 Impact Factor
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