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Is there a relation between number of adjustments and results after gastric banding?
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PMID:  23602492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a standard restrictive bariatric procedure. Previous studies have shown that patients lost to follow-up do worse than patients who remain in follow-up. However, it is unknown if this is purely because of a lack of band adjustments. The aim of this study was to study the relation between number of adjustments and results. METHODS: Patients who underwent primary LAGB from October 2006 until March 2009 were included. The following parameters were collected: demographic characteristics, preoperative and postoperative weight, preoperative and postoperative status of co-morbidities, type of band, short- and long-term complications, reoperations, date, number and volume of adjustments, total amount of inserted volume, and last measured volume. RESULTS: One hundred seventy-four patients underwent primary LAGB. Twelve patients did not attend follow-up visits after 24 months (8.1%). Mean follow-up was 46 months, and excess weight loss, 47%. Eleven patients (8.1%) developed long-term complications, and 12 patients (8.8%) underwent revisional surgery. Patients underwent a mean number of 5 adjustments with a range of 0 to 18. The mean volume of totally inserted milliliters was 8 mL, with a range of 0 to 14mL. There was a strong positive relation between number of adjustments and weight loss as well as reduction in obesity-related co-morbidities (r = .22; P<.01). There was no significant relation between number of adjustments and complications or revisional surgery. CONCLUSION: There is a strong relation between the number of band adjustments and weight loss, whereas complications and reoperations seem to be independent of the number of adjustments. A continual and lifelong follow-up of LAGB patients, including regular band volume adjustments, is necessary.
Ruben Schouten; Gerhard van 't Hof; Pierre B Feskens
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-7533     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Obes Relat Dis     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-4-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101233161     Medline TA:  Surg Obes Relat Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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