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Benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in patients aged more than 60 years.
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PMID:  24708912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The benefits and risks of bariatric surgery are debated in older patients. The objective of this study was to compare the weight changes and adverse outcomes in patients>60 years and in younger ones.
METHODS: The French SOFFCO registry was screened for gastric bypass (RYGB), gastric banding (LAGB), or sleeve gastrectomy (SG) performed between 2007 and 2010. Adverse outcomes and weight changes (%) over 12 months were compared between patients<40 years (N = 1379), between 40-59 years (N = 1065), and>60 years (N = 164).
RESULTS: After a RYGB surgical (12.3 versus 3.8%; P = .03) and nonsurgical (7.0% versus .8%; P = .01) complications were more prevalent in patients above 60 years than in those below 40. No increased prevalence of surgical and nonsurgical complications was seen after a LAGB or a SG. Weight loss (% of initial weight) was lower after a LAGB than after a RYGB or a SG. After LAGB weight loss (%) did not differ between patients above 60 years and those aged<40 (difference 1.7±1.5%, P = .26). After a RYGB weight loss (%) was lower in patients aged>60 years (-5.6±1.7%, P = .001) than in those aged<40 years. After a SG, weight loss (%) was lower in patients aged>60 years (-7.0±2.6%, P = .01) than in those aged<40 years.
CONCLUSION: Bariatric surgery can be a short-term effective and safe therapeutic option in elderly patients. LAGB or SG appears to be an alternative strategy to RYGB, with lower adverse outcome rate.
Patrick Ritz; Philippe Topart; Salomon Benchetrit; Géraud Tuyeras; Benoit Lepage; Jean Mouiel; Guillaume Becouarn; François Pattou; Jean-Marc Chevallier
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-7533     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Obes Relat Dis     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101233161     Medline TA:  Surg Obes Relat Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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