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Long-term results of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in patients lost to follow-up.
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PMID:  20564686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the results of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in patients lost to follow-up. METHODS: Patients lost to follow-up were identified from a consecutive cohort of 495 patients who underwent LAGB between November 1995 and September 2006. These patients were asked to return to follow-up and their actual weight was assessed. RESULTS: Of 93 patients lost to follow-up, 73 were motivated to reattend. Of these, 60 per cent (44 patients) had lost less than 25 per cent of excess weight, compared with 16.3 per cent (P < 0.001), 27.0 per cent (P < 0.001) and 42 per cent (P = 0.026) of patients after 2, 4 and 8 years of regular follow-up. CONCLUSION: Patients lost to follow-up are more likely to have poor weight loss, emphasizing the importance of follow-up after LAGB. Outcome after surgery for morbid obesity should include patients lost to follow-up as a measure of overall success.
W W te Riele; D Boerma; M J Wiezer; I H M Borel Rinkes; B van Ramshorst
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  97     ISSN:  1365-2168     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-07     Completed Date:  2010-09-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1535-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of General Surgery, St Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Follow-Up Studies
Gastroplasty / methods*
Laparoscopy / methods*
Middle Aged
Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
Patient Dropouts
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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