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Post-operative course after conventional or laparoscopic gastroplasty in morbidly obese patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10434170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The post-operative period is particularly dangerous for obese patients. The aim of this study was to compare the immediate post-operative course after either laparoscopic or open gastroplasty. We studied retrospectively 20 and 14 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic or open adjustable silicone gastric banding, respectively. After the laparoscopic procedure, patients had a significantly shorter stay in the post-anaesthesia care unit (0.3 +/- 0.4 and 1.1 +/- 1 days), reduced analgesic requirements, a shorter period of intravenous catheter use (2.3 +/- 1.9 and 4.8 +/- 1.4 days), were able to walk sooner (1 +/- 0.4 and 2.1 +/- 1.6 days) and had a significantly shorter duration of in-hospital stay (5.4 +/- 2.3 and 15.8 +/- 4.5 days) than after an open procedure. This report suggests that the use of laparoscopy for gastroplasty in morbidity obese patients may significantly improve the immediate post-operative course.
P Juvin; J P Marmuse; S Delerme; P Lecomte; J Mantz; M Demetriou; J M Desmonts
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of anaesthesiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0265-0215     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-17     Completed Date:  1999-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411711     Medline TA:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bichat Hospital, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Gastroplasty / methods*
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy
Postoperative Complications*
Retrospective Studies

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