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Obesity surgery: Older patients and diabetic patients tend to lose more weight
Thursday, April 14, 2005 5:14 am Email this article
Older patients, diabetic patients, and patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) tend to lose more than an average amount of weight after having laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding weight loss surgery (lap band surgery) according to a new study from New Jersey. Women, heavier people, asthmatics, and hypertensives tend to lose less
Women, heavier patients, patients with asthma and those with hypertension tended to lose less than the average amount of weight following lap band surgery.
“Specific patient characteristics and comorbid conditions [that is, conditions diagnosed at the same time] significantly altered the odds of achieving satisfactory [loss of excess body weight] following gastric banding,” the authors concluded.
Chau W, Schmidt HJ, Kouli W, Davis D, Wasielewski A, Ballantyne G. Patient characteristics impacting excess weight loss following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Obes Surg. 2005 Mar, 15(3):346-50.
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Bariatric Surgery Center
Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC)
Hackensack, NJ, USA
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