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Gastrointestinal quality of life following bariatric surgery in Asian patients.
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PMID:  24218654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bariatric surgery is the only proven method that produces sustained weight loss. We aimed to investigate the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI) differences between obese patients following laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass (LMGB), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in this study.
METHODOLOGY: From December 2005 to December 2007, we enrolled 152 patients who received bariatric surgery, including 41 men and 111 women, mean age 32.6±9.4 years and mean BMI 37.4±7.9kg/m2 (range 32.0-64.9). Clinical characteristics and quality of life were analyzed.
RESULTS: One year after bariatric surgery, the mean general score of GIQLI improved significantly (p=0.000). All patients had improvement in three domains of the questionnaire (social function, physical status and emotional status) but not in gastrointestinal symptoms. The preoperative general score was 105.9±15.4 points in LMGB group, 110.9±14.8 points in LAGB group and 99.0±19.8 points in LSG group, respectively. Despite a significant difference between three groups regarding preoperative GIQLI scores (p=0.001), the 1-year results failed to show any significant difference in a comparison of postoperative GIQLI scores (p=0.082).
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, our study has demonstrated significant improvement in quality of life 1-year after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. The improvement of GIQLI scores in three domains of social function, physical status and emotional status can be offered to obese patients before surgery.
Yi-Chih Lee; Phui-Ly Liew; Wei-Jei Lee; Yang-Chu Lin; Chia-Ko Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  759-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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