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The Efficacy of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Treating Adolescent Obesity.
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PMID:  24968743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is becoming a popular and preferred primary bariatric intervention; however, its applicability in the adolescent age group remains controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of SG in treating obesity and its co-morbidities among adolescents.
METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of patients aged 12-21 who underwent SG from 2008 to 2012 at Amiri Hospital, Kuwait. The major outcome measures were percent excess weight loss (%EWL) over a 2-year follow-up period, resolution of co-morbidities, and occurrence of complications.
RESULTS: A total of 135 adolescent patients underwent the procedure, of which, 97 (71.9 %) were females. The patients had a median age of 19 years (range 12-21), mean body mass index of 48.5 kg/m(2), and mean follow-up period of 20 ± 11.4 months. The %EWL at 2 years for males and females was 84 and 77 %, respectively. All of the patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 75 % of those with hypertension showed complete resolution of the disease at 2 years.
CONCLUSION: SG seems to be an effective and safe bariatric procedure in obese adolescents, as it can significantly decrease excess body weight and reduce co-morbidities in a relatively short period of time.
Salman K Al-Sabah; Sulaiman M Almazeedi; Shaimaa A Dashti; Ahmed Y Al-Mulla; Daliya AlMohammad Ali; Talib H Jumaa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-0428     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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