This study assesses working status and productivity change in the first 3 years following surgery for severe obesity.
This study uses National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data through 2013-2014 to update previously reported trends in the prevalence of obesity and extreme obesity in children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years.
This cohort study compares changes in physical function and pain among obese patients 1 to 3 years after bariatric surgery (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding).
Ikramuddin and coauthors found that the use of vagal verve block therapy to treat morbidly obese patients proved more effective than a sham device but did not reach statistical superiority and was associated with more adverse effects than the sham device.
Puzziferri and coauthors assessed the quality of evidence and treatment effectiveness after bariatric procedures for weight loss, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in severely obese adults by reviewing clinical studies that had more than 2 years of outcome information and follow-up measures for at least 80% of the initial cohort.
Courcoulas and coauthors investigated 3-year change in weight and select health parameters among 2458 participants who underwent first-time bariatric surgical procedures as part of routine clinical care by surgeons in 10 US hospitals. In an Editorial, Ikramuddin and Livingston discuss the role of bariatric surgery in the management of obesity.
This population-based epidemiology study uses Washington State birth and hospitalization data to assess the association between prepregnancy body mass index and severe morbidity or mortality during pregnancy.
This Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight (B recommendation).
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