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Reproductive considerations and pregnancy after bariatric surgery: current evidence and recommendations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18392904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the USA. Bariatric surgery is an important and increasingly utilized treatment option for morbid obesity refractory to medical therapy. Approximately half of all bariatric surgery patients are reproductive-aged women and, thus, represent a unique patient population with specific concerns. This manuscript focuses on issues of increased postoperative fertility, nutritional monitoring and supplementation, safety of pregnancy after bariatric surgery, and effect of pregnancy on postoperative weight loss. Current recommendations regarding management of patients both before and during pregnancy are provided. In addition, we highlight areas where more research on this issue is needed and advocate for a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Jessica H Beard; Robert L Bell; Andrew J Duffy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0960-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-04     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1023-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 40 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bariatric Surgery*
Infertility, Female / etiology,  prevention & control
Obesity, Morbid / complications,  surgery*
Pregnancy Complications / etiology,  prevention & control*
Weight Loss

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